Two new BOASTs published
We are pleased to announce the addition of two new BOASTs (BOA Standards), each considering aspects of paediatric orthopaedic care. BOASTs are short standards documents that are produced by the BOA Trauma and Orthopaedic Committees. They are downloadable from our website and can be printed for display in hospitals. You can find a full list of BOASTs on the BOA website here.
The Management of Children with Acute Musculoskeletal Infection
This BOAST was jointly developed by the BOA and the British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS) and the British Paediatric Allergy, Immunity and Infection Group (BPAIIG). This document considers the initial diagnosis, special investigations, and surgical and non-surgical management of children with osteo-articular and soft tissue infection. This is an important consensus document that will reduce variance and encourage the multidisciplinary management of these patients.
Management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in the Skeletally Immature Patient
This BOAST was jointly developed by the BOA, the British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery (BSCOS), and the British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK). It suggests the skill set required to manage this patient group, in addition to providing advice on the diagnosis, special investigations and operative and non-operative management. It makes general recommendations about the operative detail and stresses the importance of surveillance until skeletal maturity.