BOA Standards for Trauma and Orthopaedics (BOASTs)

The BOASTs are short standards documents that currently are trauma-related and produced by the BOA’s Trauma Group. (In future we intend to produce BOASTs in elective topics also). They are downloadable from our website and laminated sheets are produced that are distributed to hospitals.  You can find our full list of BOASTS below.

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01 Jan 2018

The Management of Patients with Pelvic Fractures (BOAST 3)

Pelvic fractures must be managed within a trauma system with defined referral pa...
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Hip BOASTS
01 Dec 2017

Open Fractures (BOAST 4)

Open fractures may require timely multidisciplinary management. The consequences...
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Trauma Research BOASTS
01 Dec 2017

The Management of Distal Radial Fractures (BOAST 16)

Fractures of the distal radius are common and result from both high and low ener...
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BOASTS
01 Aug 2016

The Management of Ankle Fractures (BOAST 12)

Ankle fractures are common and the majority are the result of low energy torsion...
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Trauma Research BOASTS
01 Aug 2016

Rehabilitation and Communication with Trauma Patients (BOAST 13)

Rehabilitation is the process of restoration of a patient to their pre-injury st...
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Trauma Research BOASTS
01 Aug 2016

The Management of Urological Trauma Associated with Pelvic Fractures (BOAST 14)

Urological trauma is rare and the incidence of severe urethral trauma is 1/milli...
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BOASTS
01 Apr 2016

The Management of Blunt Chest Wall Trauma (BOAST 15)

Patients with blunt chest wall injuries often have severe associated injuries an...
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BOASTS
01 Jan 2015

Spinal Clearance in the Trauma Patient (BOAST 2)

All patients involved in significant blunt trauma must be assumed to have an uns...
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Spine Research BOASTS
01 Oct 2014

Supracondylar Fractures in the Humerus in Children (BOAST 11)

Supracondylar fractures of the distal humerus are the most common fractures abou...
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Research BOASTS
01 Jul 2014

Diagnosis and Management of Compartment Syndrome of the Limbs (BOAST 10)

Acute compartment syndrome of a limb is due to raised pressure within a closed f...
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Research BOASTS
01 Apr 2014

Fracture Liaison Services (BOAST 9)

Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) provide secondary prevention for fragility fract...
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Research BOASTS
01 Feb 2014

Management of Arterial Injuries (BOAST 6)

Arterial injuries to the extremities are rare and present a diagnostic and manag...
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BOASTS
01 Jan 2014

The Management of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury (BOAST 8)

Spinal cord injury resulting in neurological deficit is a rare but potentially d...
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Spine Research BOASTS
01 Aug 2013

Fracture Clinic Services (BOAST 7)

These guidelines are for the standard of care patients should expect following s...
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Research BOASTS
01 Sep 2012

Peripheral Nerve Injury (BOAST 5)

All surgeons undertaking Musculoskeletal Trauma Surgery will be involved in the ...
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Research BOASTS
01 Jan 2012

Patients Sustaining a Fragility Hip Fracture (BOAST 1)

Over 70,000 hip fractures occur annually in the UK. The total cost of care is ov...
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Research BOASTS