Fracture clinic

Operated within the Specialist Outpatients Department, this is a patient injury review service, particularly for those with broken bones and acute soft tissue injuries treated in our orthopaedic unit.

Our services

Many simple fractures and soft-tissue injuries are suitable for management in primary care and do not require specialist orthopaedic management in the public hospital fracture clinic.

However, not every GP may be comfortable managing these conditions themselves. If this is the case, GPs may refer directly to our Fracture Clinic, available at Cairns Hospital

The service is bulk-billed and includes plaster or fibreglass casts, crutches, and braces/splints (e.g. moon-boots) if required.

Patients with suitable simple injuries who are seen in the Emergency Department or who are referred to Orthopaedic Fracture Clinic may also be offered this choice for their fracture or soft-tissue injury management.

Who can access this service?

The service is bulk-billed, and referral is via GP or the Emergency Department.

Make or change an appointment

We are open Monday to Friday 8330 am to 12.30 pm.
Closed on public holidays.

You can make or change an appointment by calling the Fracture clinic on 07 4226 8647.

Telehealth appointments are not available at this stage but we are working on plans to be able to provide these options in the future.


Cairns Hospital
Ground Floor, B Block
The Esplanade
Cairns QLD 4870

Last updated: January 2023