Orthopedic injuries can happen suddenly and with no regard for the day of the week or time of day. Falling out of a tree, suffering a sports injury, getting into a car accident, slipping in a parking lot, the list goes on. When there’s a need for care right away, many of us head to the ER. But there is another alternative for orthopedic injuries: the Orthopedic Urgent Care Center.
What you find in the ER
The emergency room of a hospital is required to be all things to all people. Depending on the population of the area and how many hospitals are in the immediate vicinity, the ER can be crowded with people waiting for care. Come in with an ankle sprain or torn ACL and you may wait. Life-threatening injuries will always be prioritized in the emergency room, and rightly so.
The ER is also filled with germs. All the antiseptic wipes in the world can’t keep the flu away with a handful of sufferers coughing and sneezing away. The flu can cause serious related illnesses like pneumonia and dehydration. It is entirely appropriate to seek treatment for the flu in the emergency room. There are other things you can catch there, as well.
When you see an ER doctor, you may get an x-ray or other imaging tests to rule out injuries that require immediate attention. Broken bones may be set, and sprains wrapped. You will probably be advised to make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist to confirm the diagnosis and continue treatment. What if you could see an orthopedic specialist right away when you experience an orthopedic injury? No long waits, no infectious diseases, and no provider with minimal experience in your particular injury.
Orthopedic Urgent Care
An Orthopedic Urgent Care is the place to go with your orthopedic injury. With extended hours to accommodate the inconvenient nature of accidents, you can just walk in to the clinic to see an orthopedic specialist. Short wait times plus a support staff that understands the nature of your injury means you will be in the least amount of discomfort possible.
Many injuries can be treated and addressed the day you come in, such as fractures, ligament tears, meniscus tears, and other sports injuries, sprains, and more. At Movement Orthopedics there is no requirement for a referral to our Orthopedic Urgent Care, and you will be seen right away. If you need imaging, a cast, or other immediate treatment for your injury, we can make sure you receive the right treatment without delay.
And if you do need surgery, a prompt diagnosis and exam at our facility will ensure that the procedure is scheduled as quickly as possible.
Whether you have a sports injury, fall, or arthritis, our experts can help diagnose and treat your condition without delay. Our Orthopedic Urgent Care Center is open all week and 10 -2 on Saturdays. In the Clinton Township, Michigan area, call Movement Orthopedics at (586) 436-3785 for a consultation today.