Did you know there are urgent care centers that specialize in orthopedic injuries? Hospital emergency room wait times can be hours long, and often patients with orthopedic injuries do not get immediate attention. If you have an accident or injury to any of your bones, muscles, or joints, you can walk-in to an orthopedic urgent care and get immediate, specialized treatment. Dedicated orthopedic urgent care centers are designed to streamline treatment so patients receive quality and swift care in one location, at a substantially lower cost than a hospital ER. Trained orthopedists will provide urgent care for back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, or any other issues with your arms, legs, hands, feet, and back.
What Are Some Common Injuries an Orthopedic Urgent Care Treats?
Orthopedic urgent care see emergencies caused by a number of incidents, including:
- Slipping and falling
- Car accidents
- Sports accidents
- In-home accidents
- Work accidents
- Hard hit to the body
Patients most commonly seek treatment for these orthopedic issues:
- Sprains & strains
- Broken bones
- Closed fractures (in which bone does not break the skin)
- Sports-related injuries
- Cast or wound dressing problems
- Recently painful, swollen, or injured joints
- Neck and low back pain and strains
- Cuts and lacerations
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
There are some major issues orthopedic urgent care cannot manage, including:
- Non-orthopedic care
- Open fractures (in which bone is protruding from skin)
- Head or facial trauma
- Partial or full amputations
- Initial visits following a motor vehicle accident
- Chest injuries
What to Expect From A Visit To Orthopedic Urgent Care?
Whether you need walk-in urgent care or have an appointment, patients receive prompt evaluations and comprehensive care specific to their injury. Unlike traditional urgent care, there is no long waiting period, while other greater emergencies take precedence. Since we exclusively treat acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, there won’t be patients with flus, contagious conditions, or other non-orthopedic complaints in the waiting room. Trained orthopedic professionals begin with a relevant history on your injury and overall health, perform a focused physical exam, order and interpret relevant lab and imaging tests, arrive at a working diagnosis, and initiate appropriate treatment.
State-of-the-Art Diagnostic and Treatment Facilities
EmergeOrtho urgent care centers are designed to evaluate, diagnose, and treat injuries, traumas, and pain in one location so you can start healing and get back to life in a relatively short period of time. We are equipped with the most advanced diagnostic and imaging tools and services for rapid, precision diagnoses, including:
- EMG Nerve Test/Electromyogram
- CT Scan
EmergeOrtho orthopedic urgent care centers are staffed with teams of specialists devoted to the highest possible standard of advanced orthopedic assessments and treatments. Because we have experts in diagnostics, surgical and non-surgical treatments, and therapies in one location, we can provide our patients personalized, integrative, and orthopedic care quickly, accurately, and at a low cost. No referrals to another specialist. Only continuous care. Since we are part of a larger, integrated orthopedic practice, you can receive follow-up care at one of our many locations.
If you’re wondering if you should go to an orthopedic urgent care for a sprained ankle, hip or knee pain, or sprained wrist, the answer is yes. We know time is of the essence when you have an orthopedic injury. Rather than going to a regular urgent care or hospital emergency room, come to EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region for the immediate and expert specialty care you need.
Walk-in, schedule and appointment or call us to speak with an EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region team member.