These resources include factsheets that you can give to families, as well as online education modules.

Education resources for paediatric orthopaedics

Childhood fracture management

The Childhood Fracture Management project is a freely accessible resource to support clinicians to provide the very best fracture care to their young patients. The resources include:

  • best-practice clinical practice guidelines
  • a comprehensive education module
  • animation demonstrations of common fractures
  • casting videos
  • x-ray examples
  • parent factsheets.

Developmental dysplasia of the hip education

This animated 3D online education tool - Developmental dysphasia of the hip education - is designed for health professionals who screen for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH).

The tool focuses on the anatomy of the hip and the pathology of DDH, and outlines how to perform a successful examination of the infant hip.

A new section which describes the safe wrapping of infants to reduce the risk of DDH has been included.

This resource is also available as a DVD.

Approach to a limping child

This education module focuses on the key diagnostic and management strategies in evaluating the limping child.

This module was developed in collaboration with the specialist paediatric orthopaedic services: Barwon Health, Monash Children’s, the Royal Children’s Hospital and Western Health.

This module is RACGP Category 2 attracting 4 QI&CPD points.

Common paediatric orthopaedic conditions

This education module focuses on the key diagnostic and management strategies for common paediatric orthopaedic conditions such as spondylolysis and anterior knee pain.

This module was developed in collaboration with the specialist paediatric orthopaedic services: Barwon Health, Monash Children’s, the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and Western Health.

This module is RACGP Category 2 attracting 4 QI&CPD points.

Orthopaedic factsheets aimed at families

These orthopaedic factsheets can be provided to families.

Some of these factsheets are also available of the Royal Children’s Hospital fracture management page.

Back

Good posture and care of the spine

Shoulder

Collarbone (clavicle) fracture

Arm

Plaster care: arm

Elbow

Elbow fracture (supracondylar) undisplaced

Elbow fracture (supracondylar) Displaced

Wrist

Wrist fractures

Wrist fracture: Buckle injuries

Hip

Safe wrapping for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hips (DDH)

Brace treatment for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH)

Leg

Plaster care: leg

Care after removal of a plaster: leg

Knee

Osgood-Schlatter-disease

Bow legs and knock knees in children

Intoeing

Ankle and foot

Sever's Disease

Clubfoot

Curly toes

Flat feet

Intoeing in children

Metatarsus adductus

Positional Talipes

Shoes for young children