Welcome to the OrthoFY1 Site!
OrthoFY1 aims to give you the knowledge, skills and attitudes to get the most out of your placement in orthopaedics and trauma.
It is written, in the main, by FY1 and Core Trainee doctors who have been in your shoes. They want to share their experience with you. If you have useful tips to add, please feel free to contribute.
Useful Information from Your Colleagues
Pain prolongs recovery and therefore length of stay, as does over medicating with opiates! In orthopaedics we most commonly use oxycontin/oxynorm for pain relief as it is tolerated better by the elderly population. If someone is using lots of oxynorm, add up the total opiates they received in a 24hour period and increase their oxycontin to equal the total dose of opiates they had the day before.* Breakthough doses should be the total oxycontin a patient receives over a 24hr period divided by 6.
If in doubt ask the pharmacist or pain team.
*We have a lot of IVDUs as inpatients, they will always ask for the maximum amount
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The Editing Team
Aziz Elgindi graduated from St. George’s Hospital Medical School in London in 2014. He has worked as an FY1 in Central Manchester Foundation Trust. He is interested in a career in a surgical speciality.
Amer Shoaib is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in Limb Reconstruction Surgery and Foot and Ankle Surgery. He has an interest in complex fractures and conflict orthopaedic surgery. He has worked in diverse adverse environments including Bosnia, Haiti and Syria. He has been a Consultant since 2008.
James graduated from Manchester Medical School in 2011. He has worked at Central Manchester Foundation Trust as a FY doctor, as well as a surgical core trainee. He wants to specialise in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a keen sailor.