Orthopaedic Guidelines

Acute orthopaedic plaster casting

  • This guideline provides an overview of cast management for all clinicians involved in the management and care provision of patients in, or requiring orthopaedic casts. The purpose of this guideline is to reduce cast related pressure injuries; skin complications and; casting errors, through evidence based practice.

Sedation for fracture management

  • This guideline outlines the expected level of analgesia and sedation required for fracture management. 

Fracture guidelines

Upper limb:
Lower limb:

Orthopaedic procedure guidelines

Orthopaedics: Infective