The Orthopaedic Trauma Society needs your Help!

James Lind Alliance Complex Fractures Priority Setting Partnership

Who are we?

We are a group of patients, clinicians and researchers who want to help improve the care and quality of life of patients who suffer complex fractures.

What is a complex fracture?

It is a severe break to a bone or several bones that requires special treatment. While they are not as common as more simple fractures, they usually need extra care to recover from. Most of the time patients need to stay in a hospital ward for several days after sustaining a complex fracture.

They could be the result of a major accident such as a car crash, but can also occur from falls, especially in the elderly or those with weaker bones.

Why do we need your help?

We are asking everyone involved – patients, their carers/ relatives, and healthcare professionals – about what questions need answering the most if we are going to improve care and recovery. We want your views to guide research and for you to have a voice in shaping the next generation of research advances in this area.

Submit your research questions at: http://bit.ly/ComplexFracturesSurvey between 15 Jan 2020 – 30 Apr 2020.

We are also seeking local champions to drive patient participation in the process. The ideal person would have contact with affected patients, perhaps working in a specialist clinic or those involved with patient groups. If you have contact with affected patients in any context, or would like to take part in the second survey or join in a workshop, please contact: christopher.bretherton@ndorms.ox.ac.uk

What will we do with your survey results?

We will combine your responses into a list. We then ask patients, their carers and healthcare professionals to rank which of these they think are the most important research priorities. We will then tell the people who fund research what the questions are that need to be answered.

 Find out more at https://www.ndorms.ox.ac.uk/complexfractures

Thank you from the Orthopaedic Trauma Society

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