Graham Oliver worked for the PDSA for nine years and typically would treat a minimum of one fracture daily, this provided a very significant case book and gave frontline experience with trauma surgery. This now forms a smaller proportion of the workload with the exception of racing greyhound injuries which are more frequently seen. EMR has the highest standard of current equipment for fracture repair including a library of nearly 5000 implants and a wealth of power tools.
Fractures and dislocations can occur with high impact injuries - usually road traffic accidents or falls. Fractures can most often be repaired and dislocations reduced. This may be done by manipulation under anaesthetic or by 'hip toggling'.