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If you are in need of orthopedic urgent care following an injury or accident please contact our office so that you can be seen immediately. Our staff is experienced in handling acute injuries in an efficient and caring manner. CALL OUR OFFICE FOR AN URGENT CARE APPOINTMENT.

Learn more about your condition requiring urgent care:

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Acute Pain

Pain is your body's warning that something is wrong. You may have pain from an injury, after surgery, or from a health problem. Pain can affect muscles, bones, joints, organs, nerves and the nervous system. Pain, however, feels different for everyone.

Acute pain starts quickly and lasts for a short time. Examples include pain form an injury, a headache or right after surgery. If you are suffering from sudden pain, you may want to visit our immediate care center.

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Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot or ankle injuries most commonly occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, or work around the home. Whether you incur a common sprain, complex fracture, or the effects of wear and tear, injuries of the foot and ankle deserve expert care. They are complex, intricate, structures that must withstand tremendous weight while performing delicate, everyday movements.

An acute injury may occur from a direct blow, a penetrating injury, a fall, or from twisting, jerking, jamming, or bending a limb abnormally. If your pain may be sudden and severe, visit your local urgent care clinic. Bruising and swelling may develop soon after your injury.

Overuse injuries occur when too much stress is placed on your joint or other tissue, often by repeating the same activity over and over.

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Fractures

Whether you have a complete or a partial fracture, you have a broken bone. A bone may be fractured, completely or partially, and in any number of ways- cross-wise, lengthwise, in the middle.

Common causes of fractures include trauma, osteoporosis, and overuse.If you suspect you fractured a bone, see an urgent care center for immediate care.

In a closed or simple fracture, the bone is broken, but the skin in not lacerated. Open or compound fractures occur when the skin is pieced or cut, either by the broken bone, or by the event that caused the broken bone. Transverse fractures are at a right angle to the long axis of the bone. Fractures on one side of the bone, causing a bend in the other side, are referred to as greenstick fractures, and comminuted fractures result in three or more bone fragments.

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Joint Injuries

Many different conditions can cause joint pain, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries. Joint pain is extremely common and can range from mildly irritating to debilitating.
Whatever the cause of joint pain, it can usually be managed with medication, physical therapy, or alternative treatments. The goal is to reduce pain and inflammation, and preserve joint function.

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Minor Dislocations

A joint can become dislocated from a trauma during activities like a fall or throwing a ball. When the joint surfaces are separated, the joint is dislocated. A dislocation can be complete or partial.

It is often difficult to tell whether the injury is a dislocated joint or a broken bone. Both are considered emergency situations requiring immediate medical attention, and if you suspect either orthopedic condition, visit your local urgent care center.

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Minor Wound Care

Most cuts that require treatment should be stitched, stapled, or closed with skin adhesives within 6 to 8 hours after injury.

Burns and traumatic injuries can benefit from reconstructive surgery. There are several procedures to improve mobility, function, and the appearance of your wounds.

Depending on your injury, a Miami-Dade orthopedic specialist at our facility may suggest a skin graft, microsurgery, free flap procedure, or tissue expansion. Healing from these procedures generally takes several months.

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Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains are among the most common sports injuries. A sprain is a stretch and / or tear of a ligament. Ligaments stabilize and support joints, enabling people to walk and run. A strain is an injury of a muscle and / or tendon. Tendons attach muscles to bone.
Pain, bruising, swelling, and inflammation are common symptoms of sprains. The individual will usually feel a tear or pop in the joint. RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) is a common sprain treatment. It is important, however, in all but mild cases that an orthopedic medical doctor on our staff evaluates the injury to establish a sprain treatment plan.
Muscle strains are most common in the thigh, groin, and hamstring. Muscle strains are graded according to their severity. A grade 1 strain is mild and usually heals readily; a grade 3 strain is a complete tear of the muscle that may take months to heal.

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Sports Injuries

Sport injuries can range from mild to severe. Common sports injuries and conditions include contusions, cramps, concussions, hernias, sprains, strains and fractures. They occur in all parts of the body and a orthopedic surgeon should evaluate the injury to determine the best treatment and rehabilitation.
Among teenagers that participate in high school sports, injuries occur at about the same rate as pro athletes. Injuries that affect this group, however, are often different from those that affect adult athletes. Growth plate injuries and spondylolisthesis, stress fractures of the spine, are just two injuries most prevalent in high school athletes.

Sudden Back Pain

Sudden (acute) back injuries may be severe. Additionally, bruising and swelling may develop soon after the injury. Pain from an acute injury usually does not last longer than 6 weeks.
Acute injuries include sprains and strains, fractures or dislocations of the spine, torn or ruptured discs, and compression of nerves in the lower back.

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