An App from MediFlow

Welcome to OrthoFlow…the orthopaedic specialist in your pocket! This new way of learning is designed to help you diagnose and manage orthopaedic trauma with simple, easy to understand decision ‘Flows’ that quickly guide you to the correct diagnosis and management plan. With hundreds of unique diagrams and illustrations accompanying evidence based, clinically relevant information, OrthoFlow provides the knowledge you need for trauma and orthopaedics.

Developed by orthopaedic surgeons for all healthcare professionals who work with trauma & orthopaedic patients, this app allows you to access the decision making process of an orthopaedic specialist simply by turning on your phone.

If you work with orthopaedic trauma patients in primary care, accident & emergency, on an orthopaedic ward or in a fracture clinic, this app will provide you with quick, practical, easy to access knowledge to help you diagnose, formulate a management plan and understand the basic science of the injury you are treating.

Starting with the OrthoFlow skeleton, simply select the anatomical area of interest and follow the Flow… In a few clicks you’ll have your diagnosis and an easy to understand management plan.

Sorted! But what happens if someone asks you questions about the injury??

Don’t worry, we’ve got that covered too…

In the ‘Bare Bones’ section, common and relevant conditions and principles such as Compartment Syndrome, Open Fractures, Peripheral Nerves and Fixation Principles are covered so that you can hit the ground running. In the ‘Trauma Meeting’ section, we break down each injury into the relevant Anatomy, Investigations, Classification systems, Management options, Eponymous syndromes and much more…

If you are a medical student, intern, foundation doctor, surgical trainee, resident, registrar, emergency physician, nurse, physician’s assistant, nurse practitioner and you work with orthopaedic trauma… use OrthoFlow, the orthopaedic specialist in your pocket!

We actively take on board all suggestions for content and improvement and look forward to receiving your feedback – please email us support@orthoflow.org

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF USE

1 – General Terms & Conditions

Through the download and/or use of the ‘Orthoflow’ application, the user acknowledges and accepts that they are aware and agree with the terms, conditions and disclaimers set out here. The user furthermore acknowledges that they understand the terms, conditions and disclaimers set out here and agree to be bound by them. Mediflow may at any time modify or amend these terms, conditions and disclaimers and as the user you further agree to be bound by these modifications and/or amendments. Should the user disagree with, not understand or be unaware of the terms, conditions and disclaimers set out here they should not access nor use the application.

2 – No Advice

The ‘Orthoflow’ application is designed for use by appropriately qualified and registered medical practitioners only. It is not designed for and should not be used by laypersons under any circumstances in any capacity.

The ‘Orthoflow’ application is designed as an offline, off-duty educational resource in the same way any text or reference book is used. It is intended for informative and educational purposes and does not give professional advice nor advise specific  techniques, tests, procedures, therapies or interventions.

The techniques, tests, procedures, therapies, interventions and information contained within the application should only ever be used in an appropriate clinical environment by an appropriately qualified and registered medical practitioner.

The ‘Orthoflow’ application and information contained within is not intended to present the best or the only techniques, tests, procedures, therapies, interventions or information available.

Mediflow and the ‘Orthoflow’ application does not give specific advice for individual patients and the information contained within the application should not be construed as such.

The application of knowledge in a clinical environment depends on experience, training, clinical judgement and the specifics of an individual case. This cannot be replaced by any text or reference book. In the same way, the techniques, tests, procedures, therapies, interventions and information contained within the ‘Orthoflow’ application should not be applied or used unless in the judgement of the medical professional doing so the risk is justified according to their knowledge and experience. Application or use of techniques, tests, procedures, therapies, interventions and information contained within the ‘Orthoflow’ application is the professional responsibility of the medical professional doing so at their own risk and they should further ensure they do not contravene any local laws, regulations, guidelines, policies, protocols or medical practice that applies.

The medical sciences advance rapidly and therefore Mediflow recommend that independent verification of techniques, tests, procedures, therapies, interventions, drugs, dosages, operative methods and information should be made before any action is taken.

All information contained within the ‘Orthoflow’ application is intended for off-duty use only. It should not be used while carrying out medical assessments, evaluations, examinations, interventions or procedures.

Laypersons should consult an appropriately qualified medical practitioner before making any decisions about their health or treatment.

3 – No Warranty

The medical sciences advance rapidly and therefore while great care has been taken to establish, ensure and maintain the accuracy of any material or information contained within this application at the time of its publication, Mediflow does not give any warranty or assurances regarding the content, accuracy, completeness, timelessness, compliance with local laws, regulations, guidelines, policies, protocols or medical practice, nor to the fitness of this material or information for any particular purpose. All information contained within the ‘Orthoflow’ application is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties of any kind expressed or implied.

Any statements about products or medications in this application are only the view and opinion of the Mediflow group and do not represent an endorsement or evaluation of, nor a warranty for, these products or medications. These statements may not be used in advertising or for any commercial purposes.

Any pictures, illustrations, figures, diagrams or graphical representations within the ‘Orthoflow’ application are digitised reproductions of the original images. These images are interpretations of anatomy or concepts and not designed or intended to represent true anatomical relationships or ratios, they are not designed or intended to be to scale.

When any link to an external resource or website is included within the application, Mediflow is not responsible for and has no control over the content of such links. Information available via hypertext link from the application is made available without responsibility on the part of Mediflow.

No warranty or assurance is given by Mediflow regarding the function, compatibility, operation or quality of this application. The application and future support for existing versions of the application may at any time be inaccessible, delayed, restricted, interrupted or withdrawn for any reason.

4 – No Liability

Mediflow hereby disclaims any and all responsibility for any damages or losses (including, without limitation, personal injury, financial loss, damages for loss of business projects, loss of profits or other consequential losses) arising, directly or indirectly, in contract, tort or otherwise from the use of or inability to use the ‘Orthoflow’ application or any information or material contained within the application. Mediflow shall have no liability whatsoever for direct or indirect, special or consequential damages resulting in any way from the use of or inability to use information or material contained within the application or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this application or any information or material contained within the application. Any decisions or actions taken are done so by the individual user accepting the entire risk of those decisions or actions.

5 – Intellectual Property Rights

Unless otherwise stated, all intellectual property rights (included, but not limited to copyright, database rights and similar rights) in all material published in the ‘Orthoflow’ application are owned by Mediflow. Mediflow reserves all its intellectual property rights. Prints or download extracts from this material as well as any other reproductions are permitted for educational and research purposes only. None of the information, images or other material contained within the ‘Orthoflow’ application may be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever.

No part of, or any material appearing within this application may be reproduced, stored in, or transmitted on any other web application (including intranet) nor is it permitted to create any derivative works based on the works within this application without the express written permission of the Mediflow directors.

In particular, no pictures, illustrations, figures, diagrams or graphical representations within the ‘Orthoflow’ application may be used for any purpose other than education or research and may not be used for any commercial purpose. All use of these pictures, illustrations, figures, diagrams or graphical representations for educational or research purposes outside the ‘Orthoflow’ application should include a reference to their origin from the ‘Orthoflow’ application.

6 – Infringement and Indemnification

If any user does not comply with these terms and conditions, Mediflow reserves the right to suspend or eliminate that user from accessing the application and to take any legal action we feel appropriate.

Any third person using this application is represented by the original user and is contractually bound by them to these terms, conditions and disclaimers.

The user agrees to defend, indemnify and hold Mediflow harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable legal fees, related to any violation of these terms and conditions.

7 – No Right to Visit the Application

Unless expressly stated in this or another written agreement between Mediflow and the user, Mediflow has no legal duty to you and may at any time and without giving warning or grounds prevent you from visiting the application and using the information and material contained within.

8 – Miscellaneous

The parties of this agreement are and shall remain independent. This agreement does not create any partnership, joint venture or similar relationship between the parties.

Should any one or multiple provisions of this agreement be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions shall remain valid. In the place of any and each invalid provision, a valid provision is presumed to be agreed upon by the parties, which comes economically closest to the one actually agreed upon.

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