Enabling Objectives
  1. Define the axial and limb divisions of the skeleton, and name the long bones of upper and lower limbs.
  2. Describe the features of a long bone and discuss bone structure in relation to the femur.
  3. Name the main joints of the limbs. Describe the structure of a synovial joint, and explain the terms used to describe joint movement.
  4. Discuss the signs of bone injury and importance of ‘not overlooking the metacarpals, metatarsals and phalanges’.
  5. Describe the vascular complications of fractures, including fat embolus.
  6. Outline the value of radiographic examination and adequate analgesia in the treatment of fractures.
  7. Discuss the breaking of bad news to relatives.