DON’T LET LIFE GET YOU DOWN
3.5 million children experience an injury annually playing organized sports, at the playground, or near home. Of those, the majority occur in those 14 and younger with the highest rates occurring in sports that involve contacts and collisions. By far, the most common injuries experiences are sprains and strains, followed by fractures, contusion / abrasions, and lacerations. These injuries tend to sideline the participant from their activity and possibly from school for at least several weeks. Approximately 1 million adults experience a sports injury annually with the majority occurring while playing basketball, football, and soccer. These types of injuries may have larger repercussions for adults as it may impact their work-related duties and overall health.
Based on the location and severity of the injury and pain intensity our triage nurse will direct you to our ER or urgent care. At iCare ER, you will see a board-certified/board-eligible emergency physician who will ensure that your pain is appropriately treated first and foremost. We will start treatment and testing within minutes as our comprehensive laboratory and radiology facilities are all on-site and available 24/7.
There are certain medical conditions and situations which require further care outside of the emergency room including a hospital stay. In these cases, we have agreements in place with local facilities to transfer you our your child to the facility of your choice. If you are unsure of which facility to choose, we can evaluate your situation and provide expert advice and recommendation for you and your child to receive the very best of care. We are able to bypass the hospital emergency room to an in-patient hospital bed.
In some cases, you may need the assistance of a specialist such as an orthopedic surgeon, ophthalmologist, neurosurgeon, or trauma surgeon. We will make referrals to smoothly transition your care to these clinicians.