Finger fractures are common hand injuries. The vast majority of these injuries can be treated non-operatively with splinting, early mobilisation and appropriate follow up. This session will use two cases to overview our current understanding of finger fracture types, injury patterns and their therapy management. It will also briefly discuss changes in traditional hand trauma services with therapy led trauma management.

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    Pascalle Smith
    Advanced Practitioner, Hand Therapist, Horder Healthcare, Sussex

    Pascalle is an accredited hand therapist and has worked as a specialist hand therapist for 19 years, following graduation as an occupational therapist from Southampton University. After graduation she worked at the Wessex Rehabilitation Unit at Salisbury Hospital and enjoyed focusing on long term rehabilitation in hand therapy, where she gained specialist knowledge in assessment of chronic hand conditions and rehabilitation of the upper limb. She has also worked in the NHS at Queen Victoria Hospital East Grinstead gaining specialised experience and skills in hand trauma and plastic reconstruction.

    Since having family in 2009 Pascalle has worked in independent practise in private clinics in Sussex and Kent and as an extended scope practitioner in a musculoskeletal service. She has taken part in clinical research to promote and develop patient care and reviewing treatment effectiveness. Pascalle is enthusiastic about education and has been fortunate to teach overseas with BSSH in Sierra Leone.

    Pascalle was previously Treasure for the British Association of Hand Therapists (BAHT) and currently co-ordinates accreditation on the Education Committee of BAHT. She is keen to promote the specialist profession, encouraging new developments, research and ensuring best clinical treatments are available for patients.