Orthopaedic and Trauma Alliance UK 

Welcome to the Orthopaedic and Trauma Alliance UK website.  OTA is a not for profit organisation and our aim is to promote and provide education and networking for all Health Care Professionals working within the specialisms of Orthopaedic & Trauma and all related areas.

The site is intended to be both informative and easy to use.   There are sections on OTA, our Annual Conference, News Updates, a "Resources Section" for members only which contains extra content on Competencies, “How To” Guides, Training and Research Materials and much more.

To access the Members Resources you need to be a member of OTA, simply go to the Join Us page and follow the instructions.

Check out our sister site "Orthopaedic and Trauma Times" for details of our professional journal.

Also find us on Facebook, see link at bottom of page and feed on Contact Page


News Updates

OTA 32 now out, watch the post for yours

Bursaries now available for Conference,  see Conference Page for details on applying.

2017 Conference click for details, Booking Forms and Online Booking  Conference Page

2017 Conference Programme - Click Here

The National Casting Standards are now available, click here to download them

NICE Fractures (Assessment and Management) Guidelines,  click here to download or read.

Step by Step Guides to Casting

The Step by Step Guides to Casting which were originally published in Orthopaedic and Trauma Times are now being made available through this website.

Part 1 was available to all visitors to the site and can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Subsequent Parts will be available to Members Only via the Members Resources Page at regular intervals.

We hope you will find this invaluable resource useful.


Please click here to see/download Part 1.

Advances in Pin Site Care - Angela McBride

This video is from a workshop presented at the 2016 OTA Annual Conference in Blackpool.

It is available to all visitors to the website.
The aims of the workshop were: -

  • To ensure awareness of the importance of high standards of pin site care and Innovations in practice.
  • To have awareness of the RCN Pin Site Consensus Guidelines
  • To be able to identify the 3 states of a pin site
  • To know the importance of good compression to help prevention of pin site irritation which may lead to infection

Photos from Conference 2016, click the link to see the pictures from our 2016 Conference,  did we see you there?

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