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Suspected Fracture Check Ups

Pain Relief and Surgeon Referral

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If you suspect you might have fractured a bone, or are experiencing ongoing pain following a recent trauma, there is an alternative to A&E.

At our clinic, you will be given an urgent appointment and will see a doctor for an examination.

It is sometimes possible to exclude a fracture by examination. If there is suspicion of a fracture, you will be sent for an immediate X-ray.

If a fracture is diagnosed, a referral to an orthopaedic surgeon on the same day can be arranged. If you want to return to the NHS, a letter and your X-ray can be provided.

We will also provide pain relief and support the area to reduce the risk of any further damage. Crutches are available to borrow.

FAQ

What is the cause of a fracture?

A bone fracture is typically caused by external stress to the bone which is too strong for it to sustain, causing a break or a crack in the continuity of the bone. In other cases, bones weakened by existing conditions can lead to fractures more easily.

How long does it take for a fracture to heal?

The healing time will vary from person to person. A fracture can take from anywhere between a few weeks and several months to heal.

How are fractures treated?

Plasters, casts, and surgery are all possible options for fractures, depending on their nature, location and severity.

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Please note that Walk In Clinic is a private medical centre and not an NHS service.