Urgent Care Specialist

417 Sports Medicine & Orthopedics

Sports Medicine Physicians & Orthopedic Specialists located in Springfield, MO

When you suffer an orthopedic injury but don’t want the hassle of a hospital waiting room, 417 Sports Medicine & Orthopedics in Springfield, Missouri, welcomes you without an appointment. You’ll see Eric Gifford, MD, and the team of orthopedic specialists as soon as possible for a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of sprains, fractures, arthritis care, sports-related injuries, and other orthopedic urgent care injuries. Find out more about available ortho urgent care services by calling the office or booking an appointment online today. You can also visit the office as a walk-in for immediate medical attention.

Ortho Urgent Care Q & A

What conditions can be treated through urgent care?

The orthopedic specialists at 417 Sports Medicine & Orthopedics can treat a variety of injuries that require immediate diagnosis and treatment, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Fractures
  • Back strains
  • Ankle sprains
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Unexplained pain
  • Arthritis flare ups

Ortho urgent care services are ideal treatment options following an auto accident, work-related incident, or sports injury.

What orthopedic urgent care services are available?

Each person visiting 417 Sports Medicine & Orthopedics sees an orthopedic specialist without a long wait. Dr. Gifford and the team provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations that include a physical exam and any necessary X-rays, Ultrasound, or even MRI to confirm a diagnosis and come up with the best treatment plan for your injury.

Digital X-rays, Ultrasound, and other diagnostic testing are available on-site for your convenience, ensuring you get the answers you need as quickly as possible.

Dr. Gifford creates a custom treatment plan to alleviate your pain and symptoms while fully addressing your orthopedic injury. Your treatment plan can include anything from joint injections to fracture care. The team can also provide resources for home care or refer you to another physician for additional treatment or surgery.

Should I go to the ER or traditional urgent care first?

No, you can skip the emergency room and traditional urgent care and come straight to the orthopedic and sports medicine experts. This saves you time and money. ER and traditional urgent cares charge hospital fees which can be in the thousands of dollars $$$$, then they just triage you and tell you to see a specialist like 417 Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. Skip that expensive step and come straight to the experts.

We not only do a comprehensive evaluation but also come up with a complete and thorough treatment plan. Sometimes referals are necessary to a surgical specialist, but we have extensive relationships with top orthopedic trauma and sports medicine surgeons in the area that we can get you in with much faster than traditional referal sources.

What are the benefits of orthopedic urgent care services?

Although many orthopedic injuries aren’t life-threatening, delaying treatment can increase your risk for additional health complications.

Instead of enduring the hassle and long wait at a local hospital emergency room, the 417 Sports Medicine & Orthopedics team offers quick access to a specialist so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. With on-site diagnostic technologies, you won’t have to visit another facility or delay necessary treatment. 

Additionally, Dr. Gifford and the 417 Sports Medicine & Orthopedics staff offer walk-in services, allowing you to stop in for treatment immediately after an injury. The medical team is dedicated to getting you back to your routine within an hour or less and can refer you for additional medical care with a specialist when necessary.

You can also schedule an appointment ahead of time to evaluate breaks, sprains, strains & any musculoskeletal pains that aren’t healing properly.

Find out more about available orthopedic urgent care services by calling 417 Sports Medicine & Orthopedics or using the online booking feature to schedule a consultation. You can also visit the center as a walk-in for ortho urgent care.