Bone Fracture Clinic

Our after hours fracture clinic services the Albury-Wodonga region for rapid and after hours assessment. As you may know, fractures can vary widely from person to person, and will require different types of treatment. Fractures can be caused by many types of activities, but are commonly seen in sporting incidents, or any instances causing trauma to a body part.

A fracture, also known as a broken bone, is the same as a break or a crack. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured in any number of ways (crosswise, lengthwise, in multiple pieces).

Fractures can either be complete or partial, and open or closed.

Partial Fracture

A crack that does not reach across the entire width of the bone.

Complete Fracture

The bone is clearly broken, fully through, into two or more pieces.

Compound Fracture (open)

The broken bone has pierced the skin and is jutting out, external bleeding likely

Simple Fracture (closed)

The bone has not broken the skin.


It can sometimes be hard to tell fractures apart from dislocations, and symptoms generally vary according to the severity of the injury. Symptoms may include painful swelling, bruising, deformity, or inability to use the limb.

Bone Fracture Treatment

Treatment of bone fractures will vary according to the severity of the injury. It generally involves immobilising the bone with a plaster cast, or surgically inserting metal rods or plates to hold the bone pieces together. However some fractures may need surgery and surgical traction. You will most likely be given a cast which will be removed after a given period of time.


If you suspect you have a bone fracture, you should come to our clinic immediately to have it examined. Do not move the broken bone and try to immobilise the injury as much as you can. For arm injuries, use a sling to support the arm or collarbone.