Orthopaedic Plastering Techniques Course

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: November 29th 2016 5:30pm until 9:00pm

Location: Fracture Clinic (Ground Floor Plastering Room), Great Western Hospital, Swindon SN3 6BB

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For Core T&O Trainees


CT1s: This course date conflicts with the mandatory Physiology 2/Anatomy 3 training day (also available on 6th of December, 2016). The expectation from Mr. Mutimer and Mr. Coulston is that the mandatory training day obviously takes priority.




This hugely successful orthopaedic plastering course returns for its 3rd year. Aimed at clinicians FY1-ST3 interested in T&O/EM but ALL those interested welcome.


  • Consultant faculty
  • Small group teaching (3-4 per group)
  • Practical focus: plaster application, manipulation/moulding, synthetics, case based discussions & fracture management
  • Pre course reading provided to maximise learning in the session



Mr. David Woods (BOA Trainer of the Year 2016)




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
  • Synthetic cast application

2035-2100 Closing Remarks, Questions & Certificates


FREE for Severn Trainees (And pizza provided!)


Registration/Additional Information

To register, or for additional information, please email swindonplaster@gmail.com (be sure to include your name/grade/profession).

Places are limited. Register your interest early to avoid disappointment.