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Perceptions of patients’ pain: a study assessing nurses’ attitudes

18 November 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical research orthopaedic nursing

This study of 35 orthopaedic nurses assessed attitudes to pain and its relief. Using an anonymous questionnaire, nurses gave their views on a range of issues from...

Bionursing: carpal tunnel syndrome

29 November 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical biological sciences

The eighth article in our series on bionursing looks at the causes of hand pain and how an understanding of anatomy and physiology can help nurses identify the...

Orthopaedic nursing: a study of its specialty status

26 July 1995

Nursing Standard

Clinical research orthopaedic nursing

This study attempts to clarify the distinction between orthopaedic and general nursing in response to criticism that orthopaedic nursing did not merit specialty...

Understanding the principles of traction

09 August 1995

Nursing Standard


As the use of traction has declined in recent years, nurses’ skills in this area have consequently decreased. Standards of care for patients in traction might now be...

Management of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

13 January 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an upper limb entrapment neuropathy that can result in motor and sensory disturbance of the median nerve, affecting the hands. Treatment...

Assessing registered nurses’ clinical skills in orthopaedics

27 June 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

The aim of this article is to explore the views of registered nurses undertaking the new Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), incorporating an...

Prevention of sore heels: Evidence and outcomes

01 May 2004

Paediatric Nursing


The orthopaedic service at the Sheffield Children’s hospital is a regional, tertiary service providing complex surgical procedures often requiring several days of...

Avulsion fracture of the calcaneal tuberosity: diagnosis and treatment

01 March 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Avulsion calcaneal tuberosity fracture is an uncommon but potentially serious condition, with delays in treatment sometimes leading to long-term pain, disability and...

Care planning for children with lower limb amputation

07 February 2012

Nursing Children and Young People


This article explores the pathways of care for children who undergo lower limb amputation, from pre-surgery to rehabilitation. The consequences of surgery are...

Back pain: pathogenesis, diagnosis and management

05 December 2012

Nursing Standard


Back pain is a common problem that may have physical and psychosocial consequences for the patient if not managed effectively. Assessment should aim to identify any...