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Essential practice in casting

01 May 2009

Emergency Nurse


Musculoskeletal injury including fracture is among the most common reasons for presentations at emergency departments. This article introduces a short series on how...

Comparison of splinting and casting in the management of torus fracture

05 February 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Torus, or buckle, fractures are unique to, and common in, children, but their treatment varies by hospital protocol and practitioners’ preference. This article...

Diagnosis and treatment of scaphoid fracture

04 June 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Many patients with scaphoid fractures present at emergency departments but how they are managed can vary widely. This article reviews the literature on management of...

Orthopaedic plaster casting: nurse and patient education

26 August 2009

Nursing Standard


Orthopaedic casts are used in the management of fractures and to support and correct deformities. The application and removal of plaster casts is a skill requiring...