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OrthoArizona Responds to Increased Summertime Injuries with Same-Day Appointments

OrthoArizona Responds to Increased Summertime Injuries with Same-Day Appointments

With emergency department visits at their peak with summertime injuries accounting for 27 percent of an average year’s total ER visits, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Phoenix-based orthopedic practice OrthoArizona – Arizona Orthopaedic Associates (AOA) offers same-day appointments to ensure timely, quality care for orthopedic emergencies.

Injuries including fractures, both simple and complex, ligament sprains, muscle or tendon strains, joint dislocation and other sudden, painful mishaps require immediate care. With eight qualified orthopedic surgeons, full x-ray, MRI and physical therapy departments on site, treatment for emergency injuries at AOA is both efficient and professional.

“It’s important to know your options when it comes to emergency orthopedic treatment,” said Delwyn Worthington, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at AOA. “Valley residents can rest assured knowing that if a break or sprain happens, our doctors are available to provide the highest quality orthopedic care for both adults and children when they need it most.”

Timely care from an experienced orthopedic doctor for emergency injuries is crucial, especially for kids and teens, according to Worthington, who specializes in pediatric orthopedics, reconstructive surgery, sports medicine, trauma and total joint replacement.

Approximately one-third of all children suffer at least one fracture before the age of 17, a study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information reports, and these types of injuries require specialized care to help prevent complications that could affect future development and to ensure that damaged areas are able heal properly.

With a state-of-the-art orthopedic facility, AOA provides all aspects of treatment including digital imaging, casting, physical therapy and on-site ambulatory surgery, MRIs, custom bracing and orthotics.

To schedule a same-day appointment for help with orthopedic emergencies, call AOA at (602) 631-3161.