ACL tears, ankle sprains, shoulder dislocations, and broken bones occur without warning. Whether you are injured during sports or daily activities or having a flare-up of an existing condition, the physician assistants and nurse practitioners at Duke orthopaedic urgent care clinics can help. We'll identify the right treatment for your pain or injury and guide you on how to prevent a more serious injury in the future.
Duke Orthopaedic Urgent Care Clinics
Fast Care for All Orthopaedic and Sports Injuries
Orthopaedic urgent care can be a better, more cost-effective option than emergency room care (unless your injury is life-threatening or severe) because you avoid long waits and potential exposure to sick people. Visit one of our orthopaedic urgent care clinics if you have:
- Sprains or strains
- Broken bones
- Closed fractures (in which the bone does not break the skin)
- Sports-related injuries
- Problems with casts or wound dressing
- Recently painful, swollen, or injured joints
- Neck and low back pain
- Cuts and lacerations
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Hand and wrist injuries
- Torn ligaments
- Hip pain or injuries, hip bursitis or IT (iliotibial) band pain
- Shoulder dislocation or rotator cuff injury
- Golf or tennis elbow, or other elbow injuries
- Torn ACL, meniscus tear, and other knee injuries, like kneecap fracture or knee dislocation
Seek medical care in the emergency room if you have an open fracture; head or facial trauma; a partial or full amputation; or chest pain. Orthopaedic urgent care is not appropriate for Initial visits following a motor vehicle accident or diagnosed shoulder dislocations.
Many of our orthopaedic urgent care clinics are open seven days a week. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call 855-855-6484.
Why Choose Duke
Many of our orthopaedic urgent care clinics are open seven days a week to provide:
- Fast service without long waits or unnecessary exposure to contagious illness
- X-rays and lab tests in one location
- Wound dressing, splints, or casts as needed
- Referrals to an orthopaedic specialist for follow-up
Manage Your Health with Duke MyChart
View test results, make appointments, request prescription refills, and message your doctor from any web-enabled device by using our secure online portal, Duke MyChart. Our technology also allows anyone on your care team to securely access your health information, making sure you always get care that's right for you and based on the latest evidence.
Where you receive your care matters. Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why our orthopaedics program is nationally ranked, and the highest ranked program in North Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2020–2021.