Cellulitis Upper limb & Hand. Lower Limb & Foot. Peripheral arterial foot problems – Gen Surg. Diabetic Foot with microvascular disease – Gen Surg then Ortho.
Tendons Tendo-Achilles/ Calf Tear. TA may require surgery (or cast in dorsal slab or full equinus cast) EPL/FPL. Quadriceps. Hamstrings.
Back Pain & Sciatica Red Flags Cancer, steroids, IVDU, weight loss, fever, night pain, age > 50, significant trauma, pain worse on lying down. MRI/ X-ray? Treatment.
Not All Back pain is Like This!
Complications DO NOT TREAT PERIPROSTHETIC INFECTION IN THE COMMUNITY!
Complications Fractures in POP can still displace Re-X-ray after applying a cast with Manipulation. Re-Xray if represents with increasing pain. If metal in-situ, Re-X-ray & Inflammatory markers.
Not All Ortho Registrars are like this!
Tibial plateau Sometimes difficult to see fracture line May just have one plateau lower than the other or One plateau wider than the femur Typically from a blow to the lateral knee eg from a car bumper Tender over proximal tibia.