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To protect you, your family and the staff of RNOH Private Care, we now have the facilities to offer video consultations. Your consultant will tell you if your appointment is to be carried out in this way and their practice secretary will provide you with all of the information you need to do this.

If you are asked to attend RNOH Private Care outpatient centre for your appointment, please ensure that you read the information below and follow any social distancing instructions when you arrive at the hospital:

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. The symptoms are:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999. You can find the latest information and advice at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Do: 

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – alcohol gel is effective against respiratory viruses
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don't

  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

An external fixator is a device used to stabilise and/or correct the position of a bone. It is attached to the bone using wires or half pins. These pass through the skin, muscles and bone; on some frames the wires pass all the way through the limb.

The main reasons to use an external fixator are: stabilization of a fracture, correction of a bent bone and bone lengthening. The fixators can be adjusted so that complex corrections can be made to the position of the bone.

There are two main types of external fixator used: Monolateral and Circular. The type of frame used depends upon your individual circumstances.

Read more: External Fixation for Bone Correction and Lengthening

Before you leave hospital you will have been taught how to care for your pin sites. Care of the fixator can be daunting, so the aim of this leaflet is also to give you this information in written form.

Pin site care is important because the wires and / or half pins pass through the skin and muscles and into the bone. This increases the risk of an infection on the skin spreading down into the bone.

Read more: Pin site care

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