Urgent Care

Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group

Orthopaedic Surgery & Physical Therapy located in Long Beach, CA

If you have a musculoskeletal injury that isn’t a medical emergency, the experienced team at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group can help. At their clinic in Long Beach, California, the orthopaedic surgeons offer urgent care appointments to help you avoid the emergency room and get you back on your feet faster. To schedule an orthopaedic urgent care appointment, call Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group or schedule an appointment online today.

Urgent Care Q & A

What is orthopaedic urgent care?

Orthopaedic urgent care focuses on treating injuries to the bone, joints, or muscles. At Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group, our team provides convenient orthopaedic urgent care services with orthopaedic specialists for a wide range of non-emergency musculoskeletal injuries so you can skip long emergency room waits and start feeling better faster.

Orthopaedic conditions requiring urgent care can vary but might include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Injuries that crunch when moved or touched
  • Strains and sprains
  • Broken collarbones
  • Shoulder pain
  • Torn tendons
  • Injuries to the hamstrings, wrists, or forearms
  • Being unable to bear your own weight

These types of injuries often occur because of falls or accidents, though you can also have an urgent care condition that develops because of non-traumatic events or existing conditions, like bones that break after they’ve been weakened by osteoporosis.

If you have symptoms that aren’t related to your muscles, joints, or bones, you should visit a traditional urgent care provider. If you have a medical emergency, you should visit the emergency room immediately or call 911.

What is a medical emergency?

Signs of a medical emergency typically include:

  • Extreme pain
  • Burns
  • Deep cuts or lacerations
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Bone fractures bent at severe angles
  • Visible bones or open wounds over the injury site
  • Loss of consciousness

Critical issues like these require immediate medical attention, especially if they include symptoms like confusion, slurred speech, sudden numbness, or weakness.

What can I expect during an orthopaedic urgent care appointment?

During your orthopaedic urgent care appointment at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group, you can expect the same personalized approach to diagnosing and treating your medical condition as a regular appointment. 

First, your provider performs a physical exam and discusses your symptoms. To help reach a diagnosis, they offer numerous urgent care services conveniently on-site, including diagnostic tools like X-rays, MRIs, and ultrasounds. They also provide orthopedic therapies, like casting, bracing, and crutches, during urgent care appointments.

After reaching a diagnosis, your doctor develops a personalized treatment strategy to address your condition. This strategy might include medication, physical therapy, or innovative regenerative treatments, like platelet-rich plasma therapy, that trigger the healing process in your body. For more serious injuries, they might recommend surgery.

For more information on orthopaedic urgent care services, call Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group or schedule an appointment online today.