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.

How you fit in

Who is who, and how the department runs…

and what your role is

Clinical Base

Guide to managing orthopaedic injuries, and what you should do…

emergency management and tick lists for admissions

Knowledge Base

Understand the basic science and principles of Trauma and Orthopaedics…

apply them in practice


Surgical procedures that you will perform….

How to do it right first time

Top Tips

Useful Information from Your Colleagues

The Editing Team


Break into Orthopaedic Surgery

If you think there is something that could be added to this website or the induction handbook, then please contact us to let us know.

Organisation Clinical Knowledge Procedures Portfolio Resources