Follow-up appointments

An appointment will be made for you to attend a fracture clinic so specialist orthopaedic doctors canmonitor your fracture. The first appointment is usually booked for a week or two after you're discharged from hospital.

Severe fractures will usually heal within three to six months, but may require follow-up appointments every few months for a year or more afterwards. Further X-rays are often necessary to check how well your leg is healing.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018