• Juliet Clutton
  • James Lewis


Trauma is the leading cause of acute hospital admission in people under the age of 44 years (data from the Trauma Audit and Research Network, UK). Some traumatic fractures can be managed non-operatively with casts, splints, slings or braces. However, a significant proportion of patients require surgical implants to achieve a satisfactory outcome.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juliet Clutton
    • 1
  • James Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.University Hospital of WalesCardiffUK

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