Orthopaedic Plastering Techniques Course

Category: Training - Core Surgery

Date: November 2nd 2015 5:30pm until 9:00pm

Location: Plaster Room, Fracture Clinic (Ground Floor), Great Western Hospital, Marlborough Rd, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 6BB

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For Core T&O trainees


Course Overview

Consultant faculty.

Food supplied (sponsored by Benecare).

Of note: Attending a plastering course is one of the desirable criteria for this year's ST3 interviews.


Clinical Lead

Mr. David Wood (Consultant, Trauma and Orthopaedics)



1730-1745 Introduction & Principles of Plaster Cast Management

1745-1800 Presentation on Wrist Fractures & Management

1800-1900 Practical Session – Upper Limb Plastering

  • Above elbow
  • Below elbow
  • Humeral Brace
  • Manipulation techniques 

1900-1920 Food + Refreshments

1920-1935 Presentation on Ankle Fractures & Management

1935-2035 Practical Session – Lower Limb Plastering

  • Above Knee
  • Below knee
  • Manipulation Techniques
  • Using the Plaster Saw safely 

2035-2100 Closing Remarks, Questions & Certificates



FREE to GWH Staff and Severn Core Trainees

£40 (cheque/bank transfer) for external delegates. Open to all.



Places are limited so act fast! Please email your name and grade/profession to ajthayaparan@gmail.com