Foreword. Preface. Orthopaedic and trauma nursing. The scope of care. Orthopaedic nursing theory and concepts. The locomotor system. Why move? Why restricting movement is important. Pain management and orthopaedic care. The importance of nutrition. Epidemiology influences. Process and prevention of infection. Orthopaedic infections. Patient admission: planned and emergency. Joint and limb problems in children and adolescents. Care of patients with bone tumours. Care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Care of patients with rheumatic diseases. Osteoarthritis and total joint replacements. Care of patients with spinal conditions and injuries. Osteoporosis nursing implications. Care of patients with acute spinal cord injuries. Care of patients with upper limb injuries and conditions.Peripheral nerve injuries. Care of patients with a pelvic injury. Care of patients with lower limb injuries and conditions. Sports injuries. Overuse injuries.