Journal of Trauma & Orthopaedics – Vol 3 Issue 2

From the Editor

A lot has happened since the last issue of JTO was published, most importantly the official publication of the Getting it Right First Time report. There has also been something in the news about a general election but Colin Howie will touch on this in his Presidential article over the page. This issue touches on many interesting subjects. Our Vice President, Tim Wilton’s commissioning article and observations on the importance of viewing your own data gives focus to an important part of practice
(page 26).

There is a three-pronged focus on research with research priority setting and the James Lind Alliance (page 22), Major Trauma trials and their evolution (page 32) and finally how the NJR supports research (page 24).

The BOTA President’s, co-authored article on training in Europe gives food for thought. Medico-Legal issues include the second part of the Code of Practice (page 38) and the odd problem of whiplash in children (page 36).

What do you see on the front cover? It’s subject to your interpretation. The focus on the Peer-Reviewed Section is Hips. Our Guest Editor for this section was Andrew Hamer. You will find a general interest piece on the rise of big data; a scientific piece on VTE and a controversial piece about metal on metal from page 42. Our regular “How I Do…” piece submitted by a member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society (OTS) follows these and focuses on the use of blocking wires to nail proximal tibial fractures (page 52).

We also pay tribute to colleagues, including two taken from us at an untimely age – J Tulloch Brown, John Goodall, Gamada Ayana and Andrew Sprowson (pages 54-55). Sadly the “In Memoriam” section for the September issue is already full with the loss of Tony Fogg, Steve Copeland, Frank Beddow and Robert Robins. Our thoughts are with their family and friends at this sad time.

We are receiving increasing numbers of letters and responses to the controversies and issues raised. Keep them coming!

Ian Winson – BOA Vice President Elect

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Please find below downloadable copies of the peer-reviewed articles in this issue (including all references).

Metal Exposure after Hip Replacement and the Risks of Systemic Toxicity

The rates of Thromboembolic events in patients undergoing elective hip and knee arthroplasty before and one year after the introduction of the NICE guidelines

The Rise of Big Data and Can it be Used to Compare International Healthcare in Orthopaedic Surgery?

How I... Use Blocking Wires to Nail Proximal Tibial Fractures

Reference Lists

Please find below the reference lists for features in this issue.

How does the National Joint Registry Support Research?

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons in the UK delivering world-leading clinical research – that’s a joke!

High Intensity Intermittent Exercise – Full Version

High Intensity Intermittent Exercise

J. Tulloch Brown Obituary – Full Version

J. Tulloch Brown Obituary - Full Version