If you are one of the unlucky ones who have ever had a broken bone, sprain, fracture, or injury, you know that immediate help is not always available. You either have to get an appointment at your primary care physician and then be referred to an orthopedic specialist, or you can decide to go to the emergency room – and still end up needing to be referred to a specialist. Either way, it can be very time consuming and extremely frustrating while you’re in pain and unable to get relief.
For years, urgent care centers have been a great place for you to go when you need to be seen for an illness right away but can’t get an appointment at your doctor. Now, orthopedic urgent care centers offer the same immediate care but for orthopedic and sports medicine concerns.
Choosing an orthopedic urgent care means that you can be seen for broken bones, arthritis, ACL and meniscus tears and non life-threatening car accident injuries, all without having to go to the emergency room. Work accident injuries and sport injuries can also be treated at our direct orthopedic urgent care.
This saves you time and money, keeping you out of a place designated for life-threatening injuries. Standard wait times in the emergency room are rarely less than an hour and are often upwards of several hours. To top that off, the cost of your visit can be quite expensive. According to Consumer Health Ratings, the average expense for 1 visit to the ER in 2013 was $1423! Once seen in the emergency room, you still may have to be referred to an orthopedic specialist, making the road to recovery a tedious and drawn out process.
At Movement Orthopedics, no referrals are required thus eliminating the need to go to the ER as you will be seen by board-certified orthopedic specialist Dr. Jeffrey Carroll right away. This leads to monetary savings as well as time. And the sooner you receive treatment after an orthopedic injury, the faster you’re on the road to recovery.
If you are injured now or sustain a musculoskeletal injury in the future, know that Movement Orthopedics can provide fast and comprehensive treatment without needing a referral. Our Clinton Township, Michigan office even contains an on-site imaging center equipped with MRI and X-ray machines, as well as a physical therapy practice, if rehabilitation is prescribed. You can request an appointment online, or call us at (586) 436-3785 for urgent orthopedic care when you need it.