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Clinics & Inpatient Care Units

Fracture Clinic

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Many types of fractures can have complications reaching beyond the fractures themselves. For example, 50 per cent of patients who have an isolated lower limb fracture have some form of disability a year following their injuries. Figures like this concern us because such disabilities can lead to many limitations to a person's regular activities. Individuals can have problems with walking, sleeping and performing other basic activities of daily life. Their ability to return to employment may also be hindered. All of this can result in personal setbacks and significant financial losses.

For these reasons, we have established the fracture clinic, which is dedicated to excellence in the care and treatment of fractures. Our physiotherapists, occupational therapists, physicians and nurses ensure patients receive the best possible care. The clinic specifically offers foot and ankle surgery and upper and lower extremity surgery. Our orthopedic surgeons manage patients who suffer fractures and who require posttraumatic reconstruction, and we also offer excellent postoperative services.

With over 16,000 patient visits per year, the clinic is one of the busiest in Toronto. We provide specialized services to the homeless, women with unique health issues (including osteoporosis), the HIV-infected community and the inner-city mentally challenged. We are considered a resource for fracture care on a large scale. Many cases are referred to us from hospitals across the city and province, as well as from national and international institutions.

We are also committed to research. We have a biomechanical lab on site and are Canada’s leading clinical and basic science researcher in fracture treatment.

New UnityConnect digital tool

The safety of our patients and people is our top priority. One of the key ways we can ensure the safety of our patients, staff and physicians is screening for any COVID-19 related symptoms they may have. To help with this, we launched a digital tool called UnityConnect in the Martin Family Centre and Fracture clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital on Sept. 9 that allows you to pre-screen for symptoms before you arrive to the hospital.

We have various screening points before an appointment. This tool replaces pre-screening that typically takes place on the phone before an appointment. You will also be screened upon arrival to the building and clinic. This enables us to identify any new symptoms that might develop between pre-screening and your arrival and take appropriate precautions.

How it works:

  • When you book your appointment, you will be asked if you consent to receiving text messages or emails through the UnityConnect tool.
  • Once you consent, you will receive:
    • Reminders about your appointment
    • Information about what to expect for your appointment
    • A pre-visit screening questionnaire to do in advance of your visit
    • An optional satisfaction survey after your appointment to let us know how we’re doing
  • For more information on the UnityConnect tool, read our tip sheet.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Use of this tool is optional. If you would prefer not to use it, we will continue to connect with you using our existing methods.

We will be launching UnityConnect in a variety of areas over the coming months and welcome your feedback to ensure it is easy to use. We aim to have the tool available in all clinics across Unity Health over the next year.

Contact Us

Fracture Clinic
Corner of Queen Street and Bond Street
(At the southeast corner of the main building)
St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1W8, Canada

Phone: 416-864-6060 Ext. 6104 (registration desk) or 5280 (for bookings)
Fax: 416-864-5612