Journal of Trauma & Orthopaedics – Vol 3 Issue 4

From the Editor

Welcome to the December issue of JTO. There is an air of apprehension as we move into the winter months as to where will we be in the spring. Winter pressures are going to affect many units, the juniors are understandably eyeing up a fight and there is an increasing feeling that the consultant negotiations are panning out like a bad version of Groundhog Day.

Looking at our front page you could speculate that this is some form of tribute to our spinal colleagues, but could it be some allusion to the “bare to the bone” health service?

We move forward and having had one excellent deputy in Ananda Nanu, we have managed to target a man of experience and resolution in Fred Robinson to take over. Welcome aboard Fred!

JTO continues to target content which looks at our wider professional needs and skills; the guest editorship of Mez Acharya allows expression from one of our active trauma educationalists.

Looking at our data is an important issue both generic and individual. Objectivity in diagnosis and coding issues are also covered.

Of course, the annual quiz has been carefully engineered to give you an excuse to sit aside from the festivities and do something really vital.

It remains important that we increasingly take control of our orthopaedic world; we look forward to building upon last year’s successes together in 2016.

Season’s Greetings

Ian Winson – BOA Vice President