Journal of Trauma & Orthopaedics – Vol 4 Issue 4

From the new Editor

One of the pleasures of being elected to the Presidential line is the task of editing the JTO. It is an additional pleasure to realise that I share this work with such a talented and enthusiastic Editorial Team. I look forward to providing you with interesting and thought-provoking items for the next two years

What could be in the festive gift box on the front cover? The benefits of BOA membership; access to the Annual Congress, training courses, podcasts and, of course, your JTO are just a few potential gifts. The article by Colin Howie provides an excellent overview of the work of the BOA and how this translates into support for our members.

I thought the Congress in Belfast was a great success and this view is supported by the positive feedback from consultants, SAS doctors and trainees in this issue. The inspirational talk from Mandy Hickson was clearly one of the highlights of the Congress.

As Guest Editor, Grey Giddins has provided us with a timely update on some of the key areas in hand surgery and the practical ramifications of “Montgomery” are explored by David Warwick as they apply to the choice of management of wrist fractures and how they can be expressed to patients in a meaningful way.

Once you have had your fill of education and brought yourself up-to-date with all the issues facing us in our profession, turn to the Festive quiz and see if you can solve the questions without reverting to “Google”. You can then finish off the season by sending us the wittiest possible caption for the very worrying photograph of Steve Cannon on page 16.

With best wishes from me, Fred Robinson and the rest of the JTO team.

Phil Turner – BOA Vice President Elect