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