Can Urgent Care Treat a Broken Bone?


Let’s face it: accidents happen.  Any slip, trip, fall, or sports accident can result in an orthopedic injury requiring medical attention.  The next best step? Head to an urgent care!

Urgent care facilities offer extended hours and can treat injuries quickly and affordably. On average, fixing a broken bone at Corner Clinic will save you over $7,000 than if you were to pay out-of-pocket at the ER.

When you head to an urgent care with a bump, bruise, or break, providers can help you determine the severity of your injury (yes, they can even use x-rays!), treat your injury, and refer you to an orthopedic specialist if necessary.

Common injuries that are treated at an urgent care facility include:

  • Sports injuries

  • Sprains, strains, & discolorations

  • Simple fractures

  • Cast or splint issues

  • Cuts/lacerations

  • Painful, swollen joints

  • Pediatric injuries

Emergency departments (ED) are designed and have the necessary setup to handle injuries of all severity, especially those that are serious and/or potentially life threatening. You should get emergency care if you have:

  • Obvious deformities of the arm or leg

  • Any bone that has broken through the skin

  • Any injury that has caused significant blood loss

  • Complicated or traumatic injuries (falling from heights or motor vehicle collisions)

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