Richard C Turner

MBBS, BMedSc, FRACS, PhD, Professor of Surgery, University of Tasmania, Tas; Consultant General Surgery, Royal Hobart Hospital, Tas.

A GP primer on incisional hernia

General practitioners have a key role in coordinating the care of patients with incisional hernia, in terms of detection, referral and optimisation of contributory comorbidities.

Acute lacerations: Assessment and non-surgical management

After appropriate assessment, selected simple lacerations may be suitable for primary closure by non-surgical means.

A general practitioner primer on groin hernias

GPs have an integral role in the journey of patients with this surgically treated condition.

Surgical management of acute lacerations

A variety of suture techniques can be effectively employed for direct closure of acute lacerations.