The Virtual Fracture Clinic gives some patients with simple bone and joint injuries access to a specialist opinion and management without having to visit the fracture clinic in person.

Virtual Fracture Clinic

An orthopaedic surgeon will review your imaging, such as x-rays, to determine what treatment is needed. The Virtual Fracture Clinic physiotherapist will then contact you by phone to explain the management.

If the injury is more complex, you may still need to come to the clinic to see the specialist in person.

If you have been to the Emergency Department, the Virtual Fracture Clinic will contact you within two business days after your visit.

Common injuries managed by the Virtual Fracture Clinic

Information sheets below provide advice for the care of common injuries managed by the Virtual Fracture Clinic. There's a diagram further down this page that shows what part of the body each information sheet is related to.

Arm and hand injury information sheets

Clavicle Fracture

Broken collar bone (clavicle)

AC Joint injury

Mild-moderate (Grade I to III) Achromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries around the shoulder

Scapula Fracture

Broken shoulder blade (scapula)

Shoulder dislocation

Simple shoulder (glenohumeral joint) dislocations

Proximal Humerus Fracture

Fracture of the arm bone near the shoulder (proximal humerus)

Humerus GT Fracture

Fracture of the arm bone near the shoulder (greater tubercle of the humerus)

Shaft of Humerus Fracture

Information fo fracture of the upper arm bone (shaft of humerus)

Elbow Dislocation

Simple elbow dislocation

Radial Head or Neck Fracture

Fracture of the radius bone near the elbow

Distal Radius Fracture

Wrist (distal radius) fracture

Scaphoid Fracture

Small wrist bone / carpal (scaphoid) fracture

Hamate Fracture

Small wrist bone / carpal (Hamate) fracture

Triquetral Fracture

Small wrist bone / carpal (triquetral) fracture

Leg and foot injury information sheets

Patellofemoral Joint Dislocation

Kneecap joint dislocation

Patella Fracture

Fracture of the kneecap (patella)

Knee Soft Tissue Injury

Simple knee ligament and soft tissue injuries

Non-Weight bearing Ankle Fracture

Ankle fracture for 'no weight bearing' management

Stable Ankle Fracture

Stable (weight bearing) ankle fractures

Ankle Sprain

Ankle ligament sprains

Foot Fracture

Fractures of the bones of the boot (tarsal and metatarsal bones)

5th Metatarsal Fracture

Fracture of the long bone on the outside of the foot (5th metatarsal)

Toe Fracture

Closed fractures of the toes (not suitable where there is injury to the nail bed)

Common injuries - patient information sheets

Other useful patient information

Arm and hand

When you come out of plaster

Exercises to do in a plaster or splint

Exercises to do out of your splint

Leg and foot

When you come out of plaster

In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.