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INTRODUCTION Plaster of Paris (PoP) impregnated bandages have been used to maintain the position of bones and joints for over a century. Classically, wool dressing is applied to the limb before the PoP, which can then be moulded to the desired shape. A modification of this practice is to wrap the PoP bandages circumferentially in cotton before wetting and(More)
INTRODUCTION More than 150,000 hip and knee joint replacements are carried out in the United Kingdom yearly, and variations in length of stay [LOS] affects the overall costs of the procedures. This audit assesses the effect of the introduction of specialist ward on LOS following arthroplasty. METHOD A combination of prospective and retrospective data on(More)
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