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Acute Injuries Specialist

Sports Medicine Center

Sports Medicine & Orthopedics located in Appleton, WI

Acute injuries can occur with sports, work injuries, and even accidents in your own home. At the Acute Injury Clinic at Sports Medicine Center, board-certified physician Etienne Mejia, MD, provides skilled injury care in the Appleton, Wisconsin, office. When you have an acute injury, you can get an appointment within 24 hours, allowing you to skip the emergency room in favor of specialized orthopedic care from providers you trust. Call the office or book an appointment online now.

Acute Injuries Q&A

What is an acute injury?

An acute injury happens because of a traumatic event. Sports injuries, work injuries, slip-and-fall injuries, and auto accident injuries are a few of the most common examples of acute injuries. 

Although anybody can have an acute injury, they occur most often in athletes and people who have active lifestyles. 

What are some common types of acute injury?

At Sports Medicine Center, Dr. Mejia and the team frequently treat these and other acute injuries:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Knee anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Rotator cuff injuries 
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder instability
  • Knee dislocation
  • Knee instability
  • Fractures
  • Crushing injuries

If an injury happens suddenly, or if you didn't have an obvious injury, but you have sudden symptoms, it's considered an acute injury, and you can qualify for care at the Acute Injury Clinic at Sports Medicine Center. 

What is the Acute Injury Clinic?

The Acute Injury Clinic is a division of Sports Medicine Center that focuses exclusively on urgent orthopedic injuries. The team treats many different types of injuries through the clinic, including: 

  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Lower leg injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Elbow injuries
  • Foot and ankle injuries
  • Hand and wrist injuries

If you have an injury in any of these categories, you can contact the Acute Injury Clinic at Sports Medicine Center to request an appointment within 24 hours. Many acute injury patients get same-day appointments. Through this easy-access clinic, the Sports Medicine Center team can help you avoid the emergency room. 

The Acute Injury Clinic gives you truly streamlined and hassle-free care. You receive expert diagnosis and acute injury care from the same team that manages your orthopedic needs already. 

What should I do when I have an acute injury?

Immediately stop whatever you're doing and rest. You can apply an ice pack externally, and if possible, elevate your injured body part to improve blood flow to the injured area.

Never try to manipulate an injured joint, bone, or soft tissue yourself. Contact the Acute Injury Clinic to request your appointment, explaining your symptoms so they can plan for your care. 

Acute injuries don't have to cause an acute crisis in your life. Sports Medicine Center provides the full spectrum of care for acute injuries through appointments at the Acute Injury Clinic within 24 hours. Call in or request your appointment online now.