Private Fracture Clinic
Our Private Fracture Clinic is a new initiative to meet the needs of patients with acute and sub-acute trauma. It allows timely access to an orthopaedic surgical opinion as well as commencement of a rehabilitation program which will be followed up by your regular general practitioner and/or regular allied health practitioner.
You will see two practitioners: Dr Amy Touzell, orthopaedic surgeon, and Mr Josh Ferguson, sports physiotherapist. Commonly referred injuries include ankle fractures and sprains, wrist fractures, clavicle fractures, achilles tendon ruptures and base of fifth metatarsal fractures. Dr Touzell and Mr Ferguson will review your imaging, examine your affected limb and formulate a management plan. Plasters will be removed and re-applied if required. The cost of any fibreglass or plaster of paris application is included in your fracture clinic fee. Please note we do not supply waterproof casts.
The cost of the consultation for your physiotherapy review is $130, some of which may be rebatable through your private health insurance. Dr Touzell's fee is bulk-billed. Should you require an orthotic device such as a CAM boot, there will be an additional fee for the cost of the device. The clinic accepts both insured and uninsured patients, including workers' compensation and TAC patients. We are also happy to accept post-operative patients for post-operative rehabilitation planning. You must have a referral from your general practitioner, emergency department practitioner or other medical doctor prior to your appointment.
The clinic currently runs Tuesday fortnightly at Frankston Private Hospital and alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays at Holmesglen Private Hospital, Moorabbin.