As the premier orthopedics urgent care center in the region, EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region expects the unexpected. Besides causing alarm, unexpected accidents can cause pain and injuries, not to mention stress. But, for our team of highly-experienced subspeciality orthopedic doctors, tending to unforeseeable sprains, strains, fractures, and more, is what we do best. We are committed to providing local patients high-quality, easily-accessible, patient-centered urgent care services.

We offer several conveniently located, walk-in locations. Each urgent care practice is staffed with expert orthopedic specialists who routinely provide precision diagnosis and treatment for a variety of injuries and conditions.

What We Treat at Our Orthopedic Urgent Cares

Rather than waiting in a crowded emergency room, many Triangle Area residents can be seen at one of our urgent care centers. Examples of conditions and injuries we address include:

  • Sprains, Strains, and Contusions
    These soft-tissue injuries can affect any muscle, tendon, or ligament in the body. Sprains occur as the result of a stretch or tear of a ligament (the strong band of connective tissue that connects one end of a bone to another).
    Strains are a stretch or tear to a muscle or tendon. Tendons are fibrous cords of tissue that attach muscles to bones. Contusions (bruises) are crushed/damaged muscle fibers and connective tissues beneath unbroken skin.
  • Cuts, Abrasions, and Lacerations
    Cuts refer to a surface-level skin wound where the connective tissue is separated, but not missing. Abrasions are wounds caused by scraping and friction, where a layer (or layers) of skin is removed. Lacerations refer to torn and jagged wounds.
  • Cast or Wound Dressing Changes/Problems
    If your cast, bandages, or gauze become dirty, broken, or defective in any way, our team will change it out for a new dressing.
  • Closed Fractures
    This is when a bone is broken but is not protruding from the skin.
  • Tendinitis and Bursitis
    Tendinitis is the inflammation of the tendon or tendon covering (sheath). Bursitis is inflammation of the bursae, which are small, jelly-like sacs located throughout the body that act as cushions by reducing friction.

What Orthopedic Urgent Care Cannot Treat

Severe and serious conditions require hospital-level medical attention and cannot be treated at our EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region Orthopedic Urgent Care centers. Examples of injuries and scenarios that we do not address include:

  • Head and Facial Trauma
    Injuries of the jaw, cheek, nose, eye socket, forehead, skull, or brain need to be addressed at an emergency room/hospital.
  • Open Fractures
    An open or “compound fracture,” refers to a broken bone that protrudes out of the skin.
  • Visits Following a Motor Vehicle Accident
    If an injury is sustained due to a car or motorcycle accident, it is important that you visit a hospital immediately.
  • Partial or Full Amputations
    A hospital is the only place equipped to handle partial or full amputations.
  • Chest Injuries
    Any injuries to the chest wall or organs inside of the chest (including the lungs and heart) need to be seen at an emergency room/hospital.
  • Diagnosed Dislocated Shoulder
    If you know you have a dislocated shoulder, visit a hospital immediately.

EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region Urgent Care Locations

Visit any one of our multiple Triangle Region Urgent Care locations:

Apex *open seven days a week

Brier Creek

Burlington *open seven days a week

Chapel Hill

Dunn *Saturday hours

Durham *open seven days a week

Fuquay-Varina *Saturday hours

Oxford

Raleigh *open seven days a week

Smithfield *open seven days a week

Southpoint

Wake Forest-Wakefield

Wilson *Saturday hours

The next time you run into an unexpected orthopedic condition or injury, do not panic. Instead, head to your nearest EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region Urgent Care for prompt, sophisticated, and personalized care.
Skip the wait and reserve your spot at any of our orthopedic centers online or by calling us at (919) 220-5255.

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