Fraser Orthopaedic Treatment Clinic
The Fraser Orthopaedic Treatment Clinic (FOTC) is also located at the Fraser Orthopaedic Institute. The FOTC provides urgent care for most Orthopaedic acute injuries. Patients seen at the emergency departments of Royal Columbian, Eagle Ridge or Delta Hospitals may be referred to this clinic. The FOTC also accepts referrals for acute musculoskeletal injuries from Family Practice offices and clinics.
The Fraser Orthopaedic Institute Surgeons provide call coverage and accept transfer of Orthopaedic trauma that requires higher level orthopaedic care within the boundaries of the Fraser Health Authority. In addition, we manage community level trauma for Royal Columbian, Eagle Ridge and Delta Hospitals. We see the second highest volume of paediatric orthopaedic trauma next to BC Children’s hospital and we operate the busiest Orthopaedic Trauma service in the province.
Casting, splinting, bracing and wound care is provided on site by our licensed Orthopaedic Technologist under the direct supervision of your treating surgeon.
Please bring 3rd party claim information (ICBC, WSBC).
British Columbia Medical Services Plan (MSP) does not cover the cost of casts, braces or splints. You will be responsible for the cost of these products (Visa, MC, cash, Interac accepted).
Imaging (CDs, films) should be brought in by patient if not accessible online via FHA PACS network, WestCoast Medical Imaging or Medray.
Be prepared to wait during your appointment. Bring something to occupy your time. Injury isn’t planned for or scheduled. The FOTC is an urgent Orthopaedic care clinic and the weekly volume depends on the number of Emergency Room referrals our surgeons receive from the hospitals they cover. We do our best to see everyone within 1-2 weeks of injury but sometimes that means the clinics are long and the waiting room is full.
FOTC HOURS: Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
The FOTC will accept on an urgent basis (within 1-2 weeks):
- All acute extremity fractures
- All acute tendon ruptures (except rotator cuff: please refer to surgeon’s office)
- All acute ligamentous tears (ankle, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand)
The FOTC will not accept referrals for degenerative or chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Please direct those referrals to the most appropriate physician’s elective practice.
For urgent referrals, fax a referral marked URGENT to 1-866-275-6106. Include the patient’s name, PHN number, contact information, a brief history, and probable diagnosis. Indicate if films are available. Expect a return call to discuss the case and to provide an appointment time with the orthopaedic specialist most appropriate to manage the referral.
For referring physicians requiring further information please access our Pathways webpage.