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Fracture Clinic follow up Leaflets

Important:

You should only use information or follow instructions contained in these follow up leaflets if advised to do so directly by staff involved in your care.

2nd metacarpal

This is a follow-up to your recent telephone consultation with the fracture care team explaining the ongoing management of your injury

Achilles tendon (suspected)

You have a suspected rupture to your Achilles tendon which needs to be confirmed via an ultrasound scan

Achilles tendon conservative management with Tinz

This is a follow-up to your recent telephone consultation with the fracture care team, explaining the ongoing management of your injury.

Achilles tendon Partial injury management white wedges

This is a follow-up letter to your recent telephone consultation with the fracture care team explaining the ongoing management of your injury

ACJ grade I-II

This is a follow-up to your recent telephone consultation with the Fracture Care Team explaining the ongoing management of your injury.

ACJ grade I-II with FU

This is a follow-up to your recent telephone consultation with the Fracture Care Team explaining the ongoing management of your injury.

ACJ grade III

This is a follow-up to your recent telephone consultation with the fracture care team explaining the ongoing management of your injury.

Ankle fracture Weber A

This is a follow-up to your recent telephone consultation with the fracture care team explaining the ongoing management of your injury

Ankle fracture Weber B

You have sustained a fracture to your fibula (outside ankle bone). This is classified as a stable Weber B type fracture.

Ankle fracture Weber C

You have sustained a fracture to your fibula (outside ankle bone). This is classified as a potentially stable Weber C type fracture.

Anterior tibia avulsion

You have sustained a fracture to the base of your tibia – this is your shin bone where it meets your ankle.

Avulsion fracture ankle

You have sustained an avulsion fracture to your ankle, which is treated like a soft tissue injury (sprain) to your ankle.

Avuslion fracture foot injury

You have sustained an avulsion fracture to your foot, which is treated like a soft tissue injury (sprain) to your foot.

Base of 5th metatarsal fracture

You have sustained a fracture to the base of the 5th metatarsal of your foot, which is known as an avulsion fracture.

Base of 5th metatarsal fracture (Jones)

You have sustained a fracture to the base of the 5th metatarsal of your foot; this is known as a Jones fracture.

Buckle fracture softcast no follow up

Your child has sustained a buckle fracture to the distal radius and or ulnar (forearm just before the wrist).

Buckle fracture splint no follow up 2wsht

Your child has sustained a buckle fracture to their distal radius and or ulna (forearm just before the wrist).

Carpal bones

This is a follow-up letter to your recent telephone consultation with the fracture care team explaining the ongoing management of your injury. Your case has been reviewed by an Orthopaedic Consultant (Bone Specialist) and Fracture Care Physiotherapist.

Carpal bones no FU

You have broken one of your carpal bones (small bones at the bottom of the hand- see picture). The orthopaedic consultant has assessed this as a small stable fracture.

Clavicle awaiting surgical opinion

You have sustained a fracture to your clavicle (collar bone).

Clavicle undisplaced no FU

This is a follow-up letter to your recent telephone consultation with the fracture care team explaining the ongoing management of your injury. Your case has been reviewed by an Orthopaedic Consultant (Bone Specialist) and Fracture Care Physiotherapist.

Clavicle with FU 3 weeks

You have sustained a fracture to your clavicle (collar bone)

Clavicle with FU 6 weeks

You have sustained a fracture to your clavicle (collar bone).

Coronoid process no follow up

You have sustained a fracture to one of the bones in your elbow (Coronoid Process).

Coronoid process with follow up

You have sustained a fracture to one of the bones in your elbow (Coronoid Process).

Distal radius fracture splint no FU

You have sustained a distal radius fracture (the bone on the thumb side of the wrist)

Distal radius fracture with FU

You have sustained a distal radius fracture (the bone on the thumb side of the wrist)

Distal thumb phalenx fracture PIL

You have broken the bone at the end of your thumb

Elbow dislocation and fracture with follow up

You have sustained a dislocation to your elbow with an associated fracture.

Elbow dislocation with follow up

You have sustained a dislocation to your elbow.

Foot Stress fracture 6 weeks boot no FU

You have sustained a stress fracture to a metatarsal which is a bone in your foot.

Foot Stress fracture 6 weeks boot with FU

You have sustained a stress fracture to a metatarsal which is a bone in your foot.

Gastrocnemius tear

You have sustained a soft tissue injury (strain) to your calf muscle (gastrocnemius or soleus).

Generic foot fracture 3 weeks boot no FU

You have sustained a fracture to a bone in your foot.

Generic foot fracture 3 weeks boot with FU

You have sustained a fracture to a bone in your foot.

Generic foot fracture 6 weeks boot no FU

You have sustained a fracture to a bone in your foot.

Generic foot fracture 6 weeks boot with follow up

You have sustained a fracture to a bone in your foot.

Generic foot fracture 6 weeks boot with follow up HWB

You have sustained a fracture to a bone in your foot.

Generic foot fracture 6 weeks boot with follow up TTWB

You have sustained a fracture to a bone in your foot.

Generic foot fracture no boot no FU

You have sustained a fracture to a bone in your foot.

Greenstick fracture soft cast no FU

You have sustained a greenstick fracture to your distal radius and/or ulna (forearm just before the wrist). This is a specific type of fracture that occurs in children’s bones

Hand - soft tissue injury

You have sustained a soft tissue injury to your hand. This means there is no bony injury but you may have hurt the structures around them.

Hand exercises

Finger and Hand Exercises:

Lateral epicondyle no follow up

You have sustained a fracture to one of the bones in your elbow (lateral epicondyle).

Mallet finger no bony injury wsht

You have sustained a mallet injury to your finger. This is an injury to the tendon that straightens the end joint of your finger

Mallet finger thumb

You have sustained a mallet injury to your thumb. This is an injury to the tendon that straightens the end joint of your finger. There is also a small break in the bone which is part of this tendon injury.

Mallet finger with bony injury- wsht

You have sustained a mallet injury to your finger. This is an injury to the tendon that straightens the end joint of your finger. There is also a small break in the bone which is part of this tendon injury.

Meta carpal shaft

You have broken one of your metacarpal bones (long bones in your hand).

Midshaft 5th metatarsal fracture no Follow up

You have sustained a fracture to the mid-shaft of the 5th Metatarsal of your foot.

Midshaft 5th metatarsal fracture with follow up

You have sustained a fracture to the mid-shaft of the 5th Metatarsal of your foot.

Midshaft Fibula Fracture

You have sustained an isolated fracture to the middle of you your fibula (outside bone in your leg).

Minor low energy carpal bone

You have broken one of your carpal bones (small bones at the bottom of the hand- see picture). The orthopaedic consultant has assessed this as a small stable fracture.

Neck of 5th metacarpal

You have sustained an injury to the neck of your 5th meta carpal (long bone on the outside of your hand)

Neck of 5th metacarpal-paeds

You have sustained an injury to the neck of your 5th meta carpal (long bone on the outside of your hand)

Occult Proximal radius no follow up

You have sustained an occult fracture to one of the bones in your elbow (Proximal radius).

patella dislocation

You have sustained a dislocation of your (side) patella (knee cap). Our records show that you sustained this injury on (date) when you (mechanism).

Peadiatric clavicle injuries

Your child has sustained a fracture to your clavicle (collar bone). Children’s bones bend more than adults and this type of break is also known as a greenstick fracture

Phalenx fracture (distal or proximal)

You have broken your phalanx (finger).

Possible distal Biceps tendon injury

You have sustained a possible injury to your biceps tendon where it inserts into the elbow

Possible LHB injury with FU

You have sustained a possible injury to your biceps tendon where it inserts into the shoulder.

Possible scaphoid fracture

This is a follow-up letter to your recent telephone consultation with the fracture care team explaining the ongoing management of your injury. Your case has been reviewed by an Orthopaedic Consultant (Bone Specialist) and Fracture Care Physiotherapist.

Post malleolus Fracture

You have sustained a fracture to the posterior part of your tibia near your ankle joint.

Post malleouls no FU

You have sustained a fracture to the posterior part of your tibia near your ankle joint.

Primary shoulder dislocation

ou have sustained a dislocation to your shoulder for the first time.

Primary shoulder dislocation possible RC pathway so FU

You have sustained a dislocation to your shoulder for the first time.

Prox thumb phalenx fracture

This is a follow-up letter to your recent telephone consultation with the fracture care team explaining the ongoing management of your injury. Your case has been reviewed by an Orthopaedic Consultant (Bone Specialist) and Fracture Care Physiotherapist.

Proximal Fibula fracture

You have sustained an isolated fracture to the top of you your fibula which is on the outside of your leg below your knee.

Proximal Fibula fracture with FU

You have sustained an isolated fracture to the top of you your fibula which is on the outside of your leg below your knee.

Proximal radius no follow up

You have sustained a fracture to one of the bones in your elbow (proximal radius).

Proximal radius with follow up

You have sustained a fracture to one of the bones in your elbow (Proximal radius).

Proximal radius x-ray with VFC RV

You have sustained a fracture to one of the bones in your elbow (Proximal radius)

Radial styloid fracture

You have sustained a fracture to the radial styloid (the edge of the bone on the thumb side of the wrist)

Recurrent dislocation low trauma

You have told us you have a history of recurrent dislocations to your shoulder.

Recurrent shoulder dislocation high trauma with FU

You have told us you have a history of recurrent dislocations to this shoulder.

Removing the cast

Removing the cast:

Scaphoid

This is a follow-up letter to your recent telephone consultation with the fracture care team explaining the ongoing management of your injury. Your case has been reviewed by an Orthopaedic Consultant (Bone Specialist) and Fracture Care Physiotherapist.

Scapula fracture

You have sustained a fracture to your scapula (shoulder blade).

Shoulder calcific tendonitus

Your painful shoulder combined with the results of your x-ray shows possible calcific tendonitis in your shoulder.

Shoulder fracture dislocation with FU

You have sustained a dislocation to your shoulder with an associated fracture.

Shoulder midshaft humerus

You have sustained a fracture to the middle portion of your humerus (upper arm bone).

Shoulder minimally displaced Glenoid fracture with FU

You have sustained a minimally displaced fracture to the Glenoid in your shoulder.

Shoulder minimally displaced GT fracture with FU

You have sustained a minimally displaced fracture to your greater tuberosity of your shoulder.

Shoulder proximal humerus fracture

You have sustained a fracture to the middle portion of your humerus (upper arm bone).

Shoulder Undisplaced GT fracture no FU

You have sustained a soft tissue injury (sprain) to your ankle.

Shoulder undisplaced GT fracture with FU

You have sustained a minimally displaced fracture to your greater tuberosity of your shoulder.

Soft tissue ankle injury

You have sustained a soft tissue injury (sprain) to your ankle.

Soft tissue elbow injury

You have sustained a soft tissue injury (sprain) to your elbow.

Soft tissue foot injury

You have sustained a soft tissue injury (sprain) to your foot.

Soft tissue knee no FU PIL

You have sustained a soft tissue injury to your knee.

Soft tissue knee with follow up

Consultant (Bone Specialist) and Fracture Care Physiotherapist. You have sustained a soft tissue injury to your knee.

Soft tissue shoulder

You have sustained a soft tissue injury (sprain) to your shoulder.

Soft tissue shoulder

You have sustained a soft tissue injury (sprain) to your shoulder.

Stress fracture distal Fibula no FU

You have sustained a stress fracture to your distal fibula near your ankle joint.

Stress fracture distal Fibula with FU

You have sustained a stress fracture to your distal fibula near your ankle joint.

Supracondylar Fracture distal humerus with FU

Supracondylar Fracture distal humerus with FU PIL

Taking care of your plaster cast

Information for patients, relatives and carers

Toe fracture or dislocation

You have sustained a fracture or dislocation to one of your toes.

Undisplaced medial mal fracture

You have sustained fracture to your medial malleolus (inside bone in your leg).

Undisplaced Patella fracture

You have sustained fracture of the patella (knee cap) of your knee.

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