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.
Following our successful 2016 Conference arrangements for 2017 are well underway. Please see the Conference Page for details, Booking Forms and Online Booking.
The 2017 Conference is from 22nd to 24th September 2017 at Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicester.
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.
Part 2 is now available to Members Only via the Members Resources Page. Further parts will be made available at regular intervals.
We hope you will find this invaluable resource useful.
Advances in Pin Site Care Workshop – 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