How long is this class to be?
I'd do a short form listing the bones etc. Make a handout.
Then I'd head for complications:
from compartment syndrome
from fracture complications of casts and traction
I'd go for a list of ortho "specific meds" like warfarin, epidurals, lovenox, etc.
What you would test for (PT/INR, H&H, BMP etc)
and what you would expect if the levels were abnormal.
If you have time go over the current treatment for fractures (and believe it or not it's not "all that traction" much anymore.
Include external fixators and pin care pros and cons.
Go to the Orthopaedic Nurses Association website and browse. home