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Orthopaedic Trauma: An Overview

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The term orthopaedic trauma refers to injuries to organs or tissues in the musculoskeletal system, which includes: bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and any related tissues and vessels. It includes injuries such as fractures, dislocations, sprains, hernia and overuse injuries.

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Orthopaedic trauma can occur to anybody at any time. According to data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, it’s the most common type of injury resulting in hospitalisation. The term orthopaedic trauma refers to injuries to organs or tissues in the musculoskeletal system, which includes: bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and any related tissues and vessels. Orthopaedic trauma can range in severity from a minor muscle strain to a potentially life-threatening injury.

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Bijayata Adhikari
21 Feb 2022
This article was my relevant to my scope of practice in nursing career. During my work in hospital, most of the cases used to be orthopaedic injuries from accident and other trauma. Hence, from this article I gain my knowledge regarding treatment and management.
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Bryony Kinchin
02 Jun 2022
Simple and informative with helpful references
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Amanda Wood
05 Apr 2022
Good simply listed
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Mary Fletcher
21 Feb 2022
A great overview of all things orthopaedic
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Cherelle Shirlaw
21 Feb 2022
Excellent content and presentation
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Yousef Fidah
26 Feb 2022
useful information
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Belinda Hayes
07 Feb 2022
Great information
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Debra Curran
06 Mar 2022
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A great article that gives a clear and concise broad overview of orthopaedic trauma and why it occurs.
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Mary Loquinte
18 May 2022
Great resource
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Jake Baxter
24 Sep 2022
Very informative.
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