The Fracture Clinic is a GP orientated service, with onsite specialist and plaster technician support.
For most patients, four appointments with a GP will be required to review the cast and monitor the healing process. A plaster technician is available for necessary cast replacements and adjustments during these appointments.
For more complex fractures, an orthopaedic surgeon and plastic surgeon are available. For your convenience, specialists are onsite and available on the same day as your appointment.
Fast tracked surgery is available for patients who have had significant trauma or complications arising from the injury.
Launceston Medical Centre is working with imaging companies to provide onsite medical imaging services, into the future if the fracture clinic is well supported by patients. Regional imaging are currently opening their xray facilities at St Vincent’s Hospital (1km away) later on a Tuesday evening to provide a quality service to support the fracture clinic.
The table below provides an overview of the typical patient appointment:
Run concurrently with the Fracture Clinic, the Acute Injury Clinic provides specialist orthopaedic services to patients:
A valid referral must be supplied by the patient, GP or physio in order for an appointment to be made by our practice staff.