Urgent musculoskeletal issues are more prevalent than you might think
Every day of the week, our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and physician assistants provide prompt emergency evaluation and treatment for unexpected injuries of one's bones, muscles, joints or connective tissue. Visiting an orthopedic urgent care facility, such as OrthoCare Express, ensures that you will be seen by a trained orthopedic physician or physician assistant who specializes in issues and injuries to the musculoskeletal system.
Orthopedic injuries are more common than people realize, and with the help of a trained specialist you can avoid the emergency room and be promptly diagnosed and treated for your unexpected injury. We discuss the most common orthopedic injuries we treat at our OrthoCare Express offices in Danbury, New Milford, Norwalk and Westport, CT in our Get Moving! blog article. Read the full article HERE.
A few of the categories are:
When someone comes in with a broken bone it is either an open or closed break. The physician will evaluate and x-ray it onsite to diagnose and treat the fracture. If the break is an open one, it needs to be treated immediately. Closed fractures are the most common and require treatment to ensure the bone is set properly. We commonly see fractures of the hand and wrist, and foot and ankle at our acute urgent care facilities.
Soft Tissue Injury
Many injuries occur to the tendons, ligaments and muscles which work to hold the body together. A soft tissue injury can happen to almost any part of the body and we frequently see soft tissue injuries to the knee, ankle, hand, wrist, and rotator cuff. While a soft tissue injury may seem more benign than a fracture, it can sometimes take more time to fully heal than a break. Our specialists treat soft tissue cases in the urgent care facility and then will refer patients to the specific center of excellence within the practice for specialized, follow up care.
The knee is a complex joint involving three bones and multiple soft tissue structures. It is easily injured and is an area of the body often associated with general wear and tear from aging, injury, and stress from everyday activities. Common issues seen at OrthoCare Express include ligament sprain, tendonitis, torn cartilage, a torn meniscus, patella instability, and arthritis. Learn more about knee conditions and knee procedures with our educational animations.
Unexpected injuries should be diagnosed and treated promptly to aid in the complete recovery process. Read the full article on The Get Moving Blog or check back next week to learn about more conditions treated.
OrthoCare Express and OrthoConnecticut Can Help
At OrthoCare Express, patients in emergency situations can receive an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment plan from an orthopedic surgeon or orthopedic physician assistant, 7 days a week. OrthoCare Express is the urgent care service of OrthoConnecticut, the area’s leading orthopedic surgery practice. Our facilities offer the convenience of on-site digital X-ray technology, casting, and splinting services. Our orthopedic professionals are ready to help you almost every day of the year, no appointment is necessary. Visit www.orthocareexpress.com for specific urgent care information and hours in Danbury, Darien, New Milford, Norwalk and Westport, CT, or www.myorthoct.com for information about OrthoConnecticut’s Board-certified surgeons, areas of expertise and office locations. #getmovingCT