Fracture Clinic

Level 1
Torbay Hospital
Lowes Bridge
Torquay
TQ2 7AA

Appointment: 01803 656300
Advice: 01803 655136 Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Out of Hours: 01803 654003

Our service

The Fracture Clinic treats patients who have been diagnosed with a fracture or any musculoskeletal injuries.

Patients are referred from the Emergency Department (A&E), Minor Injury Units, GP practices and inpatient follow ups.

The clinics are run by an appointments only system and are held five days a week, Monday to Friday. Our department can see up to 120 patients per morning.

On arrival you will be seen by a member of our medical team which is led by a Trauma & Orthopaedic Consultant, each specialising in a range of areas, including upper limb, lower limb, knee, shoulder, complex hip and hand and wrist.

Our highly skilled and dedicated treatment staff consists of Orthopaedic Practitioners, Nurses and Health Care Assistants, who all take pride in our excellent services.

Allocated to each fracture clinic is also a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist.

We are located in the navy zone on Level 1or from the main hospital entrance on Level 4 by following the signs for the Fracture Clinic.

There are a limited number of free parking spaces outside for two hours. Parking is free for blue badge holders in any of the available spaces.

Looking after your cast and collar

There can be a lot of information to absorb when you have a cast or a collar fitted and when you get home you may not remember all of the advice we have provided.

We have therefore prepared some videos that will help you to look after your cast or collar and remain healthy. Please choose and watch the video that is right for you.

Looking after your cast – a guide for patients

How to prevent a pressure ulcer when you have a cast

How to walk with crutches

How to go up and down the stairs with crutches

How to sit down and stand up with crutches

Accelerating your recovery after having an arm cast

Accelerating your recovery after having a leg cast

How to fit your sling with and without body belt

Hygiene, dressing, dressing, sleeping and sitting with your shoulder problem

Looking after your cervical collar – a guide for patients

We hope that you have found these videos helpful. We use video across many of our services and you can see a list of the other services that use video.

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