Complex Fractures

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 was a collaboration with AOUK and the Orthopaedic Trauma Society.  

The Complex Fractures PSP Top 10 was published in June 2021.

See news: August 2022

Key documents

Complex Fractures PSP Protocol

Complex Fractures PSP Steering Group Terms of Reference

Complex Fractures PSP Question Verification Form

Complex Fractures PSP Engagement Summary