Table 1

 Demographics

Number of patients entered407
Average age (range)29.24 (2–96)
Male:female1.09:1
Time from injury to presentation (h)
    <24320
    24–4839
    >4837
    Not recorded11
Seen by
    ENP/ANP140
    SHO160
    Middle grade38
    Consultant59
Number receiving x ray (%)331 (81.3)
Number of abnormals (% of those x rayed)
    Fracture122 (36.9)
    Fat pad52 (15.7)
    Dislocation9 (2.7)