4 FAQs of Orthopedic Urgent Care in Montgomery County

The Urgent Care Clinics by Rothman Orthopaedic Institute treat your emergency injuries and symptoms quickly and comprehensively.

Not all traumatic injuries are the same, and not all emergency care facilities are created equal. With two specialized orthopaedic urgent care clinics in the tri-state area, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has set a new standard for treating injuries and chronic conditions of the skeleton and its associated structures. If you or someone you love has questions about Orthopedic Urgent Care in Montgomery County, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has the answers you need to help you get the care and treatment you deserve.

How is Orthopedic Urgent Care in Montgomery County different from the ER?

The emergency room of a hospital is best equipped for intervening in and treating life-threatening injuries or conditions; however, because the department must be ready to handle anything at any time, it is a more generalized setting with few if any orthopaedic experts on hand. For non-life-threatening acute injuries, Orthopedic Urgent Care in Montgomery County provides a cost effective and more efficient alternative specifically designed to care for your orthopaedic injury.

When should I go to the orthopaedic urgent care clinic?

Any fractures, strained muscles, torn ligaments and tendons, and other traumatic musculoskeletal injuries, as well as emergency indicators from chronic conditions or diseases may warrant a trip to Orthopedic Urgent Care in Montgomery County. These include:

  • Acute onset of a painful swollen joint accompanied by fever and chills.

  • Spontaneous drainage or seeping from a wound in a postoperative patient, which may indicate infection.

  • Onset of calf pain and swelling a few days or weeks after injury or surgery.

  • Shortness of breath, chest pain, and/or cough occurring one to three weeks after a total replacement or hip fracture procedure.

  • Acute severe back pain after spinal surgery or an epidural, especially when accompanied by weakness in the legs and difficulty urinating.

  • Pain, swelling, and numb fingers or toes in a patient with a solid cast.

  • Any postoperative patient who accidentally falls or twists their “good” limb and then experiences a marked increase in pain.

  • Any person with osteoporosis (usually a postmenopausal woman) who has groin or thigh pain even after minor injury, followed by inability to walk.

(Note: This list is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather a highlight of the most common injuries and symptoms. There are many other serious and painful orthopedic conditions not included here that should be seen by the orthopedist as soon as possible. If you have any question at all about your injury or symptoms, contact your physician right away.)

How can the orthopaedic urgent care clinic help me?

Rothman Orthopaedic Institute’s Orthopaedic Urgent Care clinics are equipped specifically to provide fast but comprehensive Orthopedic Urgent Care in Montgomery County. We offer a diverse range of orthopaedic services including imaging (X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans), referrals to surgeons as needed, and immediate follow up appointment scheduling.

When should I go to the ER?

As previously stated, the emergency room of a hospital is best equipped to deal with severely traumatic injuries, due to their greater range of acute services. The following should be considered life-threatening emergencies:

  • Traumatic bone, ligament, or muscle injury accompanied by significant blood loss and/or obvious deformity of the bone or joint.

  • Serious injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents.

  • Large, deep cuts that may require suturing.

  • Crush injuries.

The first course of action for anyone suffering severe pain or injury should be consulting your physician. For Orthopedic Urgent Care in Montgomery County, please visit Rothman Orthopaedic Institute’s Orthopaedic Urgent Care clinic in Limerick, PA. Our physicians are some of the most experienced in the area, and will provide thorough and caring treatment for you.

For more information, please visit us here or contact us at 800-321-9999.

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