The Fracture Clinic at Markham Stouffville Hospital has an important role in the management and treatment of orthopaedic issues such as broken bones, cast changes and removals, and postoperative checks. This clinic provides excellent patient care dedicated to various types of fractures.
The clinic is staffed with orthopaedic surgeons, orthopaedic technologists, nurses, physiotherapists, an Osteoporosis Canada nurse, X-ray technologists, secretarial staff, and volunteers to make your visit as complete as possible.
Our orthopaedic surgeons provide a variety of specialties such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, fractured hips/knees, ankle and foot surgeries, spinal surgeries, upper extremity surgeries, and lower extremity surgeries.
Surgeons are scheduled for specific days of the week; therefore all follow-up appointments are booked on the day a patient’s surgeon is actually in the clinic. For consistency in care, patients cannot select the day of the week they want to be seen.
Services include X-rays, casting, dressing and stitch removal postoperatively, splint application, walking boots, exercise instruction by the physiotherapists, etc.
Referrals come from the Emergency Department, community referrals, and postoperatively by orthopaedic surgeons. All community referrals are reviewed by the surgeon before the appointment can be scheduled. All patients must have a referral and an appointment to be seen in the Fracture Clinic.
How to Book an Appointment with the Fracture Clinic
Emergency Department referrals – an appointment will be scheduled prior to you being discharged from the Emergency Department
Community referrals – once the referral has been reviewed by the surgeon, you will receive a call from the Fracture Clinic secretary with your appointment information
Postoperative referrals – you will receive an appointment from the nurse before you go home from your surgery
The Fracture Clinic is a busy clinic with a high volume of calls. You may experience difficulties in reaching the secretary. Your patience is appreciated. The secretary will return any messages in a timely manner.
What to Expect the Day of Your Appointment
What to bring: You may feel more comfortable if you have a family member or support person to accompany you. Please also bring your OHIP card, any written information from your doctor or previous visit, X-rays, CT or MRI scans if they were done outside of the hospital, lab results, debit/credit card, and a nut-free snack/lunch.
We can provide a translator if needed. Please let us know ahead of time.
Depending on the reason for your referral, you may need an X-ray, a cast change or removal, consultation with the surgeon, a meeting with the orthopaedic technologist on cast care, or assessment by the physiotherapists.
We endeavour to stay on time; however, due to the very high volume of patients seen at this clinic and the complexity of each appointment, please prepare for a four-hour visit. This will allow you to receive very comprehensive treatment.