If you have a fracture (broken bone) there are a number of ways your injury may be treated.
Virtual Fracture Clinic
You may initially be referred to a Virtual Fracture Clinic. This is a virtual clinic and patients do not need to physically attend.
An orthopaedic consultant and nurse will look at your notes and x-ray and contact you with advice. They may advise you to physically attend a fracture clinic or you will be given advice over the phone and discharged with the option to call if you need further advice or an appointment.
Following assessment you may be sent a letter and a leaflet with advice on your specific fracture.
If you are given an appointment to attend a fracture clinic, an orthopaedic doctor will look at your notes, x-rays and talk to you about your injury. The clinics can be busy but the nurses will keep you up to date if waiting times are longer than expected.
It is helpful if you have something to eat before you come and take your normal medicines. It is also helpful if you bring a list of any medication you are currently taking.
Nurse Led Clinic
After an injury or in some cases after an operation you may be asked to attend to one of our nurse led clinics. These clinics are run by our specialist nurses who are very experienced and have had training in orthopaedic injuries and operations. If a doctor is needed the nurse can contact one to see you.