Broken Bones Treatment

Broken Bones Treatment Clinic in Merced, CA

Broken bones and fractures require immediate medical attention and if you are in the Merced, CA area, Getwell Urgent Care can be a quicker, cheaper method of care. For more information, please call us or schedule an appointment online. Walk-in today at 650 W Olive Avenue, Suite B Merced, CA 95348.

Broken Bones Treatment Clinic Near Me in Merced, CA
Broken Bones Treatment Clinic Near Me in Merced, CA

Table of Contents:

Can urgent care treat broken bones?
What are the best methods to treat broken bones?
What should you do when treating a fracture?
Can a Walk-In Urgent Care help me with a fracture?

If you require treatment for a broken bone or fracture, Getwell Urgent Care is one of the pioneers in the field of non-emergency room urgent care, priding itself on quick, cost-effective care utilizing onsite technology that can have most patients able to arrive, receive care, and head home within an hour of arrival. With a full kit of splints, casts, bandages, and other medical necessities, Getwell Urgent Care in Merced, CA is prepared to provide treatment for many broken bones and fractures.

Can urgent care treat broken bones?


Broken bones and fractures can vary in seriousness, with some requiring as little as a splint and others requiring surgery to ensure the bones heal correctly. While all broken bones require immediate treatment, what treatment can be provided by an urgent care center varies depending on the severity and location of the fracture. Should the break be on a limb such as the hands, arms, feet, and legs and only require a splint or a cast then Getwell Urgent Care is fully equipped to deal with the injury. We also have an on-site digital x-ray so you can get your results while you wait. Urgent Care Clinics are preferable options to standard walk-in clinics as they can provide more advanced treatments and procedures often unavailable from general practitioners. However, if you think the fracture may be life-threatening or appears to require surgery it is probably in your best interests to head to the emergency room immediately rather than urgent care.

What are the best methods to treat broken bones?


Most importantly the broken bone needs to be immobilised, usually through means of a cast or surgically implanted metal rods to hold the fracture in place. Another option for certain fractures is traction, the slow and gentle pulling on fractured body parts using ropes, pulleys, weights, and slings. Traction is also often used as a precursor to surgery to ensure that minimal surgical time is required to set the broken bone.

What should you do when treating a fracture?


When treating a fracture, it is important to immediately stop any bleeding by applying pressure to the wound with a clean cloth or piece of clothing through a sterile bandage is ideal. It is important to immobilize the injured area though you should not attempt to set or push back in any bone extruding. You can also apply ice packs or cold cloths to the area to reduce swelling and help control the pain. If there is no risk of further injury or exacerbating the wound you should lay the individual down on their back and slightly elevate the legs and feet in order to assist with treating the shock of the injury. CPR may be required if the individual stops breathing or goes into deeper shock from the wound. If shock occurs it is probably in your best interest to get the injured individual to the hospital emergency room as soon as possible to prevent further injury or damage.

Can a Walk-In Urgent Care help me with a fracture?


Absolutely and there are no appointments required at our Merced, CA location and we offer our care on a Walk-In basis. Upon entry, you will be assisted by our team of friendly and knowledgeable urgent care professionals so that you can receive the care you need as soon as possible. Our Urgent Care Clinic is open from 9 am to 7 pm from Monday to Friday, and 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday for maximum convenience, as we understand that urgent care can be required at any time. Our staff is skilled in dealing with all manner of patients from seniors to children and we have a pediatric clinic on-site to provide urgent care for children. If the fracture can be treated at Urgent Care, it can be treated by Getwell Urgent Care. Call us today or schedule an appointment online, or Visit our clinic conveniently located at 650 W. Olive Ave Suite B Merced CA 95348. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Merced CA, Atwater CA, Livingston CA, Chowchilla CA, Turlock CA, Ballico CA, Delhi CA, The Grove CA, Bear Creek CA, Planada CA, Le Grand CA, and Athlone CA.