Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
The Fracture Clinic is run by PGY2 level residents every Tuesday and Thursday. This gives the PGY2 residents autonomy and continuity of care in seeing patients with various fractures, with the availability of attending orthopaedic surgeons and senior residents close by for support. Patients typically reach the fracture clinic through referral from the ER or from the outlying clinics on Ft. Bliss. A large number of patients present with fractures that require operative fixation, and this allows the junior residents to discuss the patient with their staff and potentially take the patient to the operating room.