About this event

  • Date and time Tue 16 Mar 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Orthopaedics

This is the second episode in a 4 part webinar series. The webinar will be based on the recently published standards for the management of open tibial fractures, which are available here

This multidisciplinary Open Tibia Fracture webinar will provide an update on the latest evidence-based approach to these challenging injuries. All speakers are acknowledged experts in open trauma with considerable clinical and research experience. The focus of the webinar will be how the latest research impacts on the practical management of open fractures.  

The educational objectives include 

  • Early care including assessment of the severely traumatised limb and timing of antibiotics
  • The art of a combined orthoplastic wound debridement 
  • Guidelines for timing and mode of fracture fixation
  • Principles of temporary and definitive soft-tissue cover
  • Circular external fixation or IM nailing for severe open tibial fractures, including bone loss

There are 10 x bursary places available for students and trainees. Please email orthopaedics@rsm.ac.uk and include your student or trainee ID to claim your free place.

We would like to thank our sponsors BoneSupport and Stryker UK Ltd for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor

A CPD certificate with CPD credit will be issued to those joining each webinar live and will be automatically issued after 7 days to those who watched the webinar live in its entirety. Those who watch the webinar on-demand will receive a CPD certificate 30 days after the webinar has gone live.  

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Key speakers

Professor Robert O’Toole

Academic orthopaedic trauma surgeon at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the Department of Orthopaedics, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. 


Speaker's biography

Dr. O’Toole is an academic orthopaedic trauma surgeon working at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the Department of Orthopaedics, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His clinical practice focuses mostly on high energy trauma and the consequences of these injuries.  Dr. O’Toole’s research interests include reduction of complications after orthpaedic trauma, with a specific interest in clinical trials aimed at techniques for reducing infection associated with orthopaedic trauma.


Mr James Chan MA DPhil FRCS

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Honorary Lecturer

Speaker's biography

Mr Chan is an academic plastic surgeon with a specialist interest in microsurgery and musculoskeletal reconstruction.

Professor Jagdeep Nanchahal

Professor of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Oxford

Speaker's biography

Jagdeep has a long-standing interest in the management of open fractures and set up the orthoplastic unit with Michael Pearse. He was a member of the NICE Guidance Development Groups on complex and non-complex fractures. He also co-authored and edited the 2009 and 2020 Standards for the Management of Open Fractures by the BOA and BAPRAS.


View programme


Mr Michael Pearse

Early care - what’s new?

Mr Michael Pearse

Orthoplastic debridement -two heads are better than one

Mr Michael Pearse and Mr James Chan - Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Negative pressure dressings in 2021 in open tibial trauma?

Mr Graeme Glass - Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Sidra Medicine Qatar and Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College

Principles of temporary & definitive skeletal fixation - this talk will not be recorded

Mr Durai Nayagam - Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Liverpool Royal Infirmary

Principles of soft-tissue cover

Professor Jagdeep Nanchahal - Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Oxford University

Implications of the Fixit trial: circular frames or IM nail in severe open tibial trauma

Professor Robert O’Toole - Shock Trauma Centre, Baltimore USA

Cases & Panel Discussion
CERAMENT G Mechanisms of action

Sponsored video presentation from BoneSupport





Upcoming in this series

ORP54 Promo
Webinar CPD

Trauma Symposium 2021 Episode 3: Upper Limb Trauma - Common Problems with Common Fractures

This upper limb trauma webinar will provide an update on the latest evidence-based management of these challenging injuries. All speakers are acknowledged experts in upper limb trauma with considerable clinical and research experience. The focus of each presentation will be how the latest research impacts on the practical management.  

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Webinar CPD

Trauma Symposium 2021 Episode 4: Orthopaedic Trauma Research in Action

Evidence-based orthopaedics involves the integration of current best practise with clinical expertise and patient values to guide health care decisions. However, implementing an evidence-based surgical practice is difficult and strategies are needed to address the complexity of healthcare systems and facilitate the formation of an evidence-based environment.