Following a visit to the Emergency Department with an orthopaedic injury, your referral and x-rays will be reviewed by an orthopaedic consultant.

You will then be contacted within three working days to discuss and organise your on-going care.

Many orthopaedic injuries require no further treatment, but will require some action from you (e.g. you might need to do certain types of exercises).

This Virtual Fracture Clinic provides information on what you need to do to help your recovery.

The information in this section is for patients who have been diagnosed as sustaining a specific orthopaedic injury and have then been referred to this Virtual Fracture Clinic.

It is important that you seek advice from elsewhere if this is not the case.

How to use this section

Please choose the area of the injury from the Injuries list below, then choose the type of injury you have sustained.

You will then find a video to watch, or another web page to read, which should answer most of the questions you have.

Please see also General advice.

If you have a specific question which is not covered, then please contact us.

Further information/contact

Virtual Fracture Clinic Helpline
Tel: 01793 605312

You will need to tell us:

  • Your full name
  • Your date of birth
  • The date of attendance at the Emergency Department
  • The injury type
  • Your contact details


The videos included in this section are part of the Virtual Fracture Clinic provided by the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, and are reproduced here with their kind permission.