Certain types of orthopedic injuries are emergency situations that require prompt medical attention. Any type of fracture requires emergency care, for example, as does an ACL tear and a dislocated joint. When you suffer a serious orthopedic injury, it’s best to go to the emergency room closest to you as soon as possible. Either call 911 or have someone else drive you there.
Once you’re in the emergency room, the doctors can assess your injury and stabilize your condition. As soon as your condition is stabilized, it’s recommended that you call your orthopedic doctor promptly. Although emergency room doctors are highly skilled in handling urgent situations, an orthopedic doctor has the specialized knowledge and skills needed to ensure you can return to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.
The orthopedic doctors and surgeons of Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine of NYC will meet you in the emergency room promptly in the event that you suffer an urgent medical condition. We can provide the treatment you need to enjoy restored mobility and a return to your favorite sport. Residents of the Forest Hills area and beyond can reach us at (718) 897-2228.