In the Emergency Department (ED) lower leg immobilisation after injury is a necessary treatment but is also a known risk factor for the development of venous thromboembolism (VTE). This accounts for approximately 2% of all VTE cases which are potentially preventable with early pharmacological thromboprophylaxis.
Neck of fifth Metacarpal (Boxer’s) fractures are a common injury, and how we treat them locally is changing.
A Lisfranc injury describes an injury of the foot between the metatarsal and tarsal spaces. Around 20-40% of lisfranc injuries are initially missed, so a high degree of clinical suspicion is required.