Complex Fractures

A leg in plaster

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.

Key documents

Complex Fractures PSP Protocol

Complex Fractures PSP Steering Group Terms of Reference

Complex Fractures PSP Question Verification Form