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Fracture Clinic

Fracture Clinics

Adult Fracture Clinic: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings

Paediatric fracture Clinic: Monday afternoon, Thursday morning and afternoon.

The department is closed on public holidays. Very occasionally, additional clinics will be set up outside regular opening times.

All fracture clinics are busy and patients are likely to experiencing some delays. This is due to patients having further investigations, for example x-rays, wound care. Please note that patients on hospital transport take priority on arrival.  

What to bring:

It would be helpful if patients brought with them:

  • Glasses and or hearing aids if worn.
  • Some patients will need to complete questionnaires relating to their condition
  • Some patients nearing the end of their treatment who have a cast to the lower limb will need a shoe once the cast is removed
  • Due to the delays that patients experience you may also wish to bring something to keep you occupied.

Please be aware that you may be asked to undress for x-rays or examination so dress accordingly.

If you have any special requirement, please speak to the clinic co-ordinator on the day. If you require an foreign language or deaf interpreter please advise the clinic as soon as possible as we are unable to arrange interpreters at short notice.

Some patients following their clinic visit will need:

  • Further investigations (scans etc.). Information will be given to you about arranging a follow-up appointment.
  • To attend Pre-operative Assessment Clinic (POAC) if they require surgery. Further information can be found here. 

Virtual Fracture Clinic

To ensure patients are accurately diagnosed and treated in the appropriate clinic, patients are first referred to our Virtual Fracture Clinic. Each referral is reviewed alongside one of our consultants to determine the appropriate management and clinic for the patient to attend in our department. This ensures that patients are not delayed in clinic and do not have to be re-referred to other departments or consultants, which can hold up their treatment and hinder recovery.

Some patients with certain injuries may be discharged directly with advice. All patients who are referred to this clinic will be contacted with an appropriate management plan.

More information on our Virtual Fracture Clinic can be seen here.

Staff details

Matron: Lynne Buttery
Manager:
 Sister Tracey Chapple

Useful contacts

Trauma and Orthopaedic Outpatients Department
Level 2 South Block
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
London Road
Reading RG1 5AN

0118 322 8334

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