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Center for Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgeons located in Lake Charles, LA & Moss Bluff, LA

The specialists at the Center for Orthopedics understand the importance of quick access to medical care when you’re seriously injured. With OrthoExpress, the experienced orthopedic specialists guarantee emergency orthopedic care in Lake Charles, Louisiana. To take advantage of the 24-hour Monday-through-Friday appointment guarantee, call the office now or schedule online.

OrthoExpress Q & A

What is OrthoExpress?

OrthoExpress is a fast-track treatment program for orthopedic injuries. Instead of waiting weeks or months to see an orthopedic specialist, you get the urgent care you need in a day or less. OrthoExpress offers a weekday 24-hour appointment guarantee.

What conditions does the OrthoExpress team treat?

The OrthoExpress team treats all kinds of urgent orthopedic injuries:

  • Fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sports injuries
  • Elbow injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Sudden-onset back or neck pain

If you suffer an orthopedic injury and you need help quickly, OrthoExpress is here for you.

How does OrthoExpress diagnosis and treatment work?

At the Center for Orthopaedics, everything you need is under one roof. You’ll usually receive all your care, from initial assessment to diagnostic testing and treatment, at the same place. Within 24 hours of your initial contact, you’ll see an experienced orthopedic medicine specialist. Depending on your diagnosis, you can expect to receive treatment during the same visit.

The Center for Orthopaedics team specializes in acute joint and bone injuries and commonly makes closed reductions (restoring a bone’s position without surgery), fracture repairs, casting, and other necessary treatments.

What should I do when I suffer an orthopedic injury?

When you suffer any injury involving your musculoskeletal system, the most important thing is to stop your activity immediately. For example, if you sprain your ankle or break a bone while playing your favorite sport, never play through it, even if the injury seems minor at first.

Continued pressure on an injury can make a bad situation much worse. Apply an ice pack to prevent or reduce swelling and numb pain and elevate the affected body part if possible.

Contact the Center for Orthopaedics as soon as you can. A friendly team member can arrange your appointment to see an orthopedic doctor in a day or less. In the meantime, continue with rest, ice, and elevation, along with over-the-counter pain relievers if needed.

When you suffer an injury at work, at home, on the road, or on the playing field, call the Center for Orthopaedics right away or use the online scheduling tool to request an OrthoExpress appointment.