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4 Common Injuries That Can Be Easily Treated at an Orthopaedic Urgent Care

Orthopaedic urgent care centers are a new and popular treatment option. Patients who want or need to be seen immediately by an orthopaedic specialist can visit one of our convenient locations.

Patients who have orthopaedic injuries that involve open fractures (fractures that break the skin) or severe pain should go to the emergency room. Patients who have other injuries besides orthopaedic ones should also go to the emergency room. For all other types of orthopaedic and sports injuries, our centers are the best option.  Below are some of the common injuries we treat:

 Knee Injuries

The knee is commonly injured during walking and running activities. Most knee injuries occur because of a sudden change in direction (pivoting, shifting, jumping) or a sudden force (stepping down from a curb or high surface, landing during a jump or fall). Most knee injuries can be evaluated and treated at an orthopaedic urgent care clinic. A physical examination and medical imaging studies are used to diagnose knee injuries and develop an appropriate treatment plan. Common knee injuries include sprains, strains, and tears (cartilage and ligament).

Shoulder Injuries

Because the shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body, it undergoes a tremendous amount of force and rotation each day.  When the ligaments and muscles of the shoulder are overused or over-stressed, painful injuries can occur.  Many of the common shoulder injuries we see are rotator cuff tears, shoulder fractures, shoulder dislocations and injuries to the soft tissues.

Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries are very common. The most common type of ankle injury is an ankle sprain. When the ankle is over rotated  in either direction the ligaments that connect the bones of the ankle joint can be sprained. Ankle sprains are graded on an increasing severity scale of grades one to three. When ankle sprains are seen at an orthopaedic urgent care clinic, they are diagnosed and treated appropriately. Additionally, specialists at the office can check to make sure the ankle is not fractured. If it is, it can be treated accordingly at our center as well.

Wrist Injuries

Wrist injuries commonly occur because of landing on an outstretched arm during a fall. A wrist strain can be painful and cause swelling, bruising, and possible numbness. A wrist fracture can also cause these symptoms. The most common type of wrist fracture is a distal radius fracture, a fracture of the large forearm bone on its end closest to the wrist. Both wrist sprains and fractures can be seen and treated at our orthopaedic urgent care.

Seeking Treatment

Our orthopaedic urgent care clinics are available to patients who would like their injuries to be seen by an orthopaedic specialist. Rather than wait in long emergency room lines, come to our clinic to receive a fast and accurate diagnosis in addition to efficient and appropriate treatment. Our convenient locations, experienced providers and flexible hours ensure you will be seen in a prompt manner.