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Fracture Clinic

The Fracture Clinic is where patients with bone, joint, and soft tissue injuries are referred after being seen in our Emergency Department, or are referred from one of our inpatient care units.

The Fracture Clinic team includes orthopaedic surgeons, residents, and fellows, orthopaedic technologists, advanced practice occupational therapists, and nurses.

In addition to treating injuries, the Fracture Clinic offers osteoporosis screening. We connect patients with low-trauma fractures, with health care and community services to reduce osteoporosis-related complications. This program is managed by the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and the Ontario Orthopaedic Association, on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

How to access our services

The Fracture Clinic accepts referrals from:

  • Sunnybrook’s Emergency Department
  • One of Sunnybrook’s inpatient units

About the clinic visit

Appointment booking

Visits at the Fracture Clinic are by appointment only – no walk-ins. When you are referred to the Fracture Clinic, our staff reviews the referral and connects you with the most appropriate surgeon for you.

Your appointment will be booked for a specific day and time. The clinic is run by the order of scheduled appointments. Unfortunately, arriving early may not result in being seen sooner.

Once your appointment is booked, you will receive an automated phone call reminder. There is no need to respond to this message unless you need to cancel or change the appointment.

All referrals must be faxed to the Orthopaedic Department at 416-480-5886.

What to bring

When you come to all of your appointments at the Fracture Clinic, please make sure you bring:

  • Your health card
  • Your Sunnybrook Hospital Card, if you have one
  • Copies of recent x-rays or other scans requested by your surgeon
  • Comfortable clothing to wear during the physical exam (e.g., pants that can be rolled up, shorts, tank top)

What to expect during your appointment

Many patients need x-rays on the day of their appointment. If you have been asked to get new x-rays for your next Fracture Clinic appointment, please go to x-ray before checking in at the Fracture Clinic.

Common services provided during your appointment include:

  • Assessing and treating broken bones and musculoskeletal injuries
  • Cast or splint application and removal
  • Removing stitches and providing follow-up care for fractures

Please note: There are fees for devices and casting that are not covered by the provincial health insurance plan (OHIP). It is your responsibility to pay for these items. If you have third-party insurance, please check with your insurance provider regarding your coverage.

Timing

The Fracture Clinic can be extremely busy, with as many as 3 to 4 different clinics running at the same time. Patients are seen based on their appointment time, not arrival time. Our team works to keep the clinic running smoothly, but changes in each patient’s needs can take more time. Your fracture clinic visit can take 2 to 4 hours. Please make appropriate arrangements and come prepared with anything you need.

Research & you

While receiving care at the Fracture Clinic, you may be asked to participate in a research study. Your participation is voluntary. If you agree to discuss research, a research assistant may speak with you during your appointment(s). If you have any questions regarding research, please speak with your healthcare team. We are committed to supporting evidence-based practice to improve the care our patients receive.

Location and contact

Fracture Clinic

Sunnybrook Bayview Campus
2075 Bayview Avenue

C-wing, ground floor
Room CG15
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4206
Fax: 416-480-5389

Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.