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"Step into Relief:
We're Your Knee's Best Friend."


Our orthopedic urgent care centers are specialized medical facilities that provide immediate care for orthopedic injuries, including broken bones (fractures) and other musculoskeletal conditions. Our centers offer prompt assessment, diagnostic services, treatment, and referrals if needed.

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List of Knee Injuries We Treat

    • Knee fractures
    • Tibial plateau fractures
    • Fibular head fractures
    • Patellar fractures and dislocations
    • ACL tears, sprains and strains
    • Meniscus tears
    • MCL, LCL and PCL injuries
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osgood-Schlatter disease
    • Patello-femoral friction syndrome
    • Patellar tendonitis
    • Pes anserine bursitis 
    • Chondromalacia
    • Knee swelling or effusions
    • Failed total knee arthroplasty



Symptoms of knee injuries are wide and varied. Symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Instability
  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Audible Popping or Clicking
  • Difficulty Weight Bearing
  • Locking or Catching Sensation
  • Heat and Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Loss of Strength


  • Rest: Avoid putting weight on the injured knee as much as possible. Use crutches or assistive devices if needed to prevent further strain or damage.
  • Ice: Apply an ice pack to the injured knee for 15-20 minutes every 2-3 hours during the first 48 hours. This can help reduce swelling and alleviate pain. Be sure to wrap the ice pack in a cloth to prevent direct contact with the skin.
  • Compression: Using an elastic bandage or knee brace, lightly wrap the injured knee to provide support and reduce swelling. Ensure it’s not wrapped too tightly, which can impede blood flow.
  • Elevation: Keep the injured knee elevated above heart level whenever possible, especially when resting. This helps reduce swelling.
  • Avoid Heat: In the first 48 hours after injury, avoid using heat treatments, such as hot packs or hot baths, as they can increase swelling.
  • Over-the-Counter Pain Medications: Non-prescription pain relievers like ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help manage pain and inflammation. Follow the recommended dosage instructions.
  • Seek Medical Evaluation: If the pain, swelling, or instability in your knee is severe, or if you’re unable to bear weight on your leg, seek prompt medical attention. Additionally, if you suspect a fracture, dislocation, or if there is visible deformity, it’s important to get medical help immediately.
  • Rest and Avoid Aggravating Activities: Give your knee time to heal by avoiding activities that put strain on it. This may include sports, running, or heavy lifting.


  • Athletes
  • Children
  • Senior Citizens
  • Obese Individuals
  • Individuals who have had a previous knee injury
  • Those who work in occupations requiring physical labor
  • Individuals with muscle imbalances
  • Individuals with genetic factors
  • Individuals engaging in high-impact activities


Recovery time varies widely depending on the type and severity of the injury. Some minor injuries may heal in a few weeks, while more complex injuries or surgical procedures may require several months of rehabilitation.


Surgery is not always necessary for knee injuries. Treatment recommendations depend on the type, severity, and location of the injury. Many knee injuries can be managed with non-surgical approaches, including physical therapy and lifestyle modifications.


Some minor knee injuries, such as strains or mild sprains, may heal with rest and self-care. However, more severe injuries often require medical evaluation and treatment.


If a person suffers a second concussion while still having symptoms from their initial concussion, a condition called second impact syndrome can occur, which will cause sudden and severe brain swelling. Although rare, this can become fatal.


It is not safe to continue to play sports while knee injury symptoms are present. It is important to be cleared by a medical professional trained in knee injury management before returning to sports. 


Knee injuries are diagnosed through a combination of a physical examination, medical history review, and imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI scans, and occasionally, CT scans or ultrasound.

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