Complex fractures are complicated breaks in bones which require specialist treatment. They include open fractures, pelvic fractures, a fracture into multiple pieces and multiple fractures at the same time. They make up a minority of the 1.8 million fractures that occur in England each year but cause significant problems for patients and are a large burden on healthcare resources.
The Complex Fractures PSP was established in 2019 and is a collaboration with AOUK and the Orthopaedic Trauma Society.
The initial question gathering survey opened in January 2020.