Expert Orthopedic Consultations
Consultations with an Orthopedic Specialist On Your First Visit
An acute injury is typically a result of a traumatic event and has been sustained in the last 72 hours. Most acute injuries are localized to one specific area of your body based on the impact that occurred, including strained tendons, sprained ligaments, muscle contusions, and broken or fractured bones. Because many acute injuries are sustained through trauma or impact, it is critical to have them treated within the first couple of days after they happen for a successful recovery.
After sustaining a traumatic injury, you may have delayed symptoms, which can cause you to believe you do not need medical attention. If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you should visit OrthoNOW for diagnosis and treatment immediately: rapid moderate to severe swelling, loss of motion in the joint, extreme pain, inability to walk, pain while resting and visible deformity such as you are able to see your bone or the joint is not positioned the way it should be.
You may still have a serious injury without presenting symptoms. If you have been in an accident and your injury has not shown significant signs of improvement within a few days or you are not sure if you have an injury, visiting an orthopedic specialist will provide you with a diagnosis of your injury, necessary treatment and the peace of mind to resume your normal activities and go through life pain-free.
A fracture is considered any break in the bone’s surface. While a sprain is a separate injury affecting ligaments and tendons, it can also include a fracture in some cases. The course of treatment changes depending on the severity of the fracture. Minor fractures may only require a brace or sling to provide support to the injury, while others may require a cast. Most fractures can be treated with conservative measures, but some cases will require further treatment in order to heal correctly.
Making sure that a fracture is treated right away is critical to making sure the bone heals correctly, in the right position and alignment to avoid chronic pain problems and preventing harm to any nerves or vessels located nearby. The wrong care can lead to major health problems down the line and wastes your valuable time and money. If you have sustained an injury and think you may have fractured a bone, you should visit OrthoNOW for diagnostic imaging and treatment. You will be out of our facility having received necessary treatment in under one hour. You can even reduce the time it takes to diagnose your injury by utilizing the On My Way NOW app, connecting you with one of our clinicians to communicate about the injury and share photos before you reach our facility in Biscayne.
Pain is a very common symptom; one that most people experience multiple times throughout their lives. Pain is your body’s initial way of signaling that something is wrong and requires attention. After the injury heals or is treated, the pain will stop, letting your body know that everything is the way it should be. Chronic pain is different. The location of your injury will continue to hurt for months, even years after the injury was initially sustained. Chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts over three months, and can even impact your day-to-day life, mental health, and personal relationships.
There are many causes for chronic pain, from an injury that healed improperly to illness. Sometimes there isn’t one clear cause. Chronic pain can lead to problems sleeping, loss of appetite and mood swings, as well as loss of motion. If your chronic pain leaves you unable to move, you may also experience loss of stamina and flexibility.
If you develop chronic pain, it is critical to seek medical attention from a specialist, who will be able to determine the root cause of your pain through diagnostic tests and develop pain management strategies and helpful treatments to reduce your symptoms and maintain your quality of life and regular activities.
Keeping your bones and muscles at the peak of health is important at any age, from the first few games in little league to playing intramural in college to staying active as an adult. Our clinicians will be able to develop a program to condition your body for whatever exercise you partake in to stay active and healthy, improving your agility and stamina. Each program is designed for the individual, helping you avoid injury from falls and other accidents by building up your strength as you train for the season.
Sports Injuries and School Physicals
Youth Sports Injuries
Youth sports are on the rise in America, with more children participating at higher levels and some beginning as young as three years old. Since growth plates are still in the early stages of development, children are particularly vulnerable to orthopedic injuries such as overuse and broken bones. However, children heal quickly, which is why it is vital to have injuries properly diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. The correct treatment will prevent long-term pain and growth problems as your child continues to grow.
By visiting an emergency room after an injury, you and your child will most likely be waiting several hours for diagnostic imaging and even longer to see a doctor, who will refer you to an outside orthopedic specialist. Visiting OrthoNOW Biscayne puts you in the room with an orthopedic clinician and have your child treated in under one hour. Whether your child has suffered from a fracture, scrape or concussion, we will be able to provide your child with the best possible care.
Adult Sports Injuries
Children are not the only athletes at risk for injuries. As we get older, we often begin to overestimate our athletic abilities. Many find themselves unable to play at the same degree as they used to, pushing too hard and leading to injury. Gone are the days of waiting for a referral from your primary care doctor or emergency room. Regardless of your skill or activity level, you can save time with having your sports injury diagnosed by visiting OrthoNOW Biscayne. Our orthopedic specialists will be able to treat your injury in under an hour during your first visit.
Your child’s education is one of your top priorities as a parent, and so is their health. Making annual sports physicals a priority allows your doctor to identify any risk factors for certain activities as well as diagnose injuries and conditions early in their development, allowing you to monitor their progress and seek appropriate treatment. An annual sports physical also provides your child with the opportunity to ask questions about training or conditioning in order to avoid injuries during practices and games. Sports physicals help maintain your child’s health, allowing them to perform at their best throughout the season. Contact OrthoNOW Biscayne to schedule an appointment for a sports physical today.
Pre-Concussion Testing, Diagnosis and Management
Every head injury is different, having different effects on the brain, skull, and spine. Making sure you or your athlete undergoes periodic baseline testing is critical to monitoring brain health and detecting problems after an injury. At OrthoNOW Biscayne, our clinicians offer a comprehensive concussion management program that covers baseline testing, diagnosis, and treatment. We will continue to monitor your child’s brain health even after they are cleared to return to activity.
When an accident occurs, it is important to make sure your child receives the necessary specialized care to make a full recovery. OrthoNOW Biscayne can provide treatment for orthopedic injuries in children from a broken arm to a sprained ankle to a laceration near the elbow. We provide walk-in diagnosis and treatment, saving you the weeks it could take to take to get an appointment with a specialist after getting a referral. You can come in immediately after an injury is sustained at your convenience and our on-site orthopedic clinicians will be able to provide immediate diagnosis and treatment. We will take the time to explain each step of the recovery process as well as the injury, providing you with options of treatment plans to help your growing child heal and move onto an active future. We provide the following among our services:
- On-demand care – no appointment necessary
- X-Rays available on-site
- Your child is seen by on orthopedic clinician on your first visit
- Significantly lower costs (over ER visit)
- Leave fully treated in under one hour
- Save time, money and avoid multiple appointments to get the care your child needs!
As a parent, you understand your child’s risk of being injured doesn’t take a break. When accidents happen, and you need pediatric orthopedics services immediately, call or stop by OrthoNOW. Let us help you get your child back in the game – on or off the field!
Arthritis forms when the joint between two or more bones becomes inflamed, causing the bones to come into direct contact due to the wearing of the cartilage covering the ends. There are two main categories of arthritis:
Osteoarthritis is caused by damage to the articular cartilage, which covers the ends of bones. As the cartilage wears away due to natural aging, overuse or a traumatic injury, the bones come into contact which can lead to swelling and pain in the area.
Rheumatoid Arthritis mostly occurs in the joints but can form throughout the body. The lining of the joint will begin to swell, causing it to crowd the surrounding tissue. Symptoms include pain, stiffness and swelling, regardless of how often you use the joint in question.
If you or your loved one begin to develop any of the following symptoms, it is critical to seek medical attention from an orthopedic specialist to receive the proper diagnosis for your ailment as well as the correct treatment to reduce your pain levels.
- Weakness in the muscles
- Tenderness to touch
- Limited motion in the joint
- A grating or popping noise when you attempt to move the joint
- Pain when pressure is applied or you attempt to move
Managing your arthritis can be trying, and it is important to make sure you have the medical support you need. Our expert staff is dedicated to creating strong and successful relationships between the care provider and the patient, providing the best care possible to reduce symptoms. Our trained clinicians will carefully monitor your symptoms and the progression of your arthritis in order to develop a personalized treatment plan to maintain your function.
After a car accident, you may be experiencing pain across your body, unsure of what is the result of an actual injury and what is being caused by shock. This can lead to a difficult recovery, as you may be uncertain about what pain requires medical attention and what will dissipate on its own. After an event like a car accident, your body will produce endorphins that will control your stress levels and often conceal any pain you may be feeling. You can walk away from the accident and not have symptoms for days or even weeks. Visiting OrthoNOW Biscayne will allow you to have your injuries diagnosed and treated in the immediate aftermath of a car accident, which helps you heal correctly and prevent chronic pain issues from forming.
Getting checked out right after an accident also ensures that any injuries you sustained are covered under insurance, rather than fighting a battle to prove that your pain stems from the accident. By seeing an orthopedic specialist, your doctor will be able to detect injuries that a general physician may miss, including soft tissue damage and injuries to tendons, ligaments, and muscles. If you have been in a car accident, visit OrthoNOW for a full diagnosis and treatment. You can even use the On My Way NOW app to get in touch with your clinician en route to our facility, sharing pictures and symptoms of your potential injuries.
In order to perform certain jobs, some employers may require pre-employment physicals to assess your ability to meet health and safety requirements and avoid injuries while on company time and property. OrthoNOW Biscayne works directly with local employers and employees to help determine achievable requirements for each company and deliver fast and accurate results to accelerate the hiring process. This allows prospective employees to safely start work sooner. Some physicals may alert patients to previously undiscovered conditions. The clinicians at OrthoNOW Biscayne will be able to provide necessary support and treatment options.
If you are looking to make a switch in your career and require a pre-employment physical, contact OrthoNOW Biscayne to make an appointment. If you are in a time crunch, you can drop in for a walk-in visit. We will be able to provide the necessary exams and bloodwork so you can move on to the next step in your career!