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SJHH / Health Services/ Outpatient Services/ Fracture and Orthopaedics Outpatient Clinic

Fracture and Orthopaedics Outpatient Clinic

COVID-19 Update

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is beginning to reintroduce surgical and outpatient services slowly using a gradual, phased approach.  Some individuals, based on the severity of their condition and care needs, are being scheduled for procedures and treatments.

If you are a patient, your care team will contact you with more information when you are rebooked or booked for your treatment.

If you have concerns, please call your family physician. If there is an emergency, please call 911 and go the hospital immediately. If you have an urgent issue, please go to an urgent care centre. If this is a mental health emergency, call 9-1-1, the Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST) at 905.972.8338 or online at coasthamilton.ca; go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department. St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton has Emergency Psychiatry Services at 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton.

We are doing our best to serve all patients as quickly as possible, while ensuring the safety of our staff, patients and community. Thank you for your continued patience.

Click here for more information about your appointment and the reintroduction of services.

What this program does...

Fracture and Orthopaedic Clinic

  • The clinic serves the needs of our post-op orthopaedic patients with scheduled follow-up visits as well as other patients with orthopaedic injuries
  • Our clinic sees over 18,000 visits per year

Services Provided:

  • Casting and bracing acute fractures and injuries of the ligaments
  • Follow-up fracture care such as cast removal
  • Consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon
  • Post-operative follow-up care
  • Education support for hip and knee surgery
  • Osteoporosis screening and education
  • Please note that although appointments are scheduled, the length of the visit may vary depending on the need for other tests and x-rays. Visits may last up to four hours
  • Some charges apply for items such as foam walkers, splints and crutches

How this program helps...

Collectively our orthopaedic team has decades of experience in helping restore and maintain function of the muscles, joints and ligaments, as quickly and safely as possible.

Your Care Team

  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Radiology Technicians
  • Unit Clerks
  • Fracture Prevention Coordinator
  • Physician Assistant

Contact

Contact Us: Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 3:45 pm. Closed on Statutory Holidays.

905-522-1155 ext: 33271 (Fracture Clinic)

Referral Process

Referrals are made by our orthopaedic surgeons as well as our Emergency Room physicians and local family doctors.

Preparing for Your Visit

  • Always bring your Health Card.
  • Bring any x-rays with you, usually loaded on a disc. A report is inadequate.
  • Bring someone as an interpreter if required.
  • There is limited space in the waiting room and clinic. Please do not bring more than one visitor.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and loose fitting comfortable clothes with no metal clips, zippers or snaps

We ask that you do not bring any valuables with you as the hospital cannot be responsible for lost or stolen personal items. 

Location

The Orthopaedic Outpatient Clinic is located on Level 0 of the Juravinski Tower
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – Charlton Campus
50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8N 4A6

Click here to view a map to our Charlton Campus. Click here to view a map of the interior of Charlton Campus. 

Registration Procedures

Fracture Clinic 

  • Please take a number from our automated dispensing machine and then take a seat in the waiting area until your number is called
  • Please have your Health Card ready when your number is called

After Your Visit

You may be required to make another appointment for follow-up. Please stop by the back desk in the clinic to check out and to make another appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please notify the Fracture Clinic.

You may receive a bill for crutches, splints, foam walkers or steroid injections.

Additional Resources

For more information, please visit the useful links below:

Osteoporosis Canada - Provides up-to-date information on the risks, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis

The Arthritis Society of Canada - Provides information about types of arthritis, living with arthritis, educational materials and latest research

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation – A charitable organization which provides information on bone and joint health, supports research, education and community care