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Minor Injuries & Fractures Specialist

Lake Immediate Care and Clinic

Primary Care Practice & Urgent Care located in Island Lake, IL

Accidents happen, and in fairly large numbers — each year almost 40 million people in the United States seek emergency care for an injury. To help patients in Island Lake, Illinois, avoid the long waits and confusion at large hospital emergency rooms, Dr. Reginald Ebirim and his team at Lake Immediate Care and Clinic offer prompt treatment of minor injuries and fractures. If you need immediate care for a minor injury or fracture, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.

Minor Injuries & Fractures

What types of injuries are treated?

The medical team at Lake Immediate Care and Clinic is equipped to handle most minor medical injuries, including:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Cuts
  • Minor burns
  • Bites

This list is by no means comprehensive. Any time you or a loved one has been injured and it’s not life-threatening, the highly trained staff is available every day from 8am-6pm, except on Sundays.

What should I do after a minor injury?

There’s no single answer to this question, as it depends upon the nature of your injury, but there are few rules of thumb for the more common injuries.

Sprains, strains, and fractures

If you sustain a musculoskeletal injury, you should always implement the RICE method as soon as possible, which stands for:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

If the pain and inflammation continue or grow worse after 24 hours, it’s time to call Lake Immediate Care and Clinic. This could indicate a tear in your soft tissue or a fracture of your bone, which requires professional care.

Cuts and scrapes

If you or a loved one has a laceration, the first order of business is to stop any bleeding with compression. Once the bleeding subsides, clean and disinfect the area as best you can so you can determine whether you need stitches. Typically any cut that’s over a half inch long should be looked at, as well as any deep cuts. If there’s debris in the wound that you can’t get out, you should also get the help of a medical professional.

Ultimately, it’s important to use common sense and err on the side of caution. If you’re at all unsure, the staff at Lake Immediate Care and Clinic is a phone call away.

How are minor injuries and fractures treated?

The team offers the following services for minor injuries:

  • X-rays
  • Laboratory services
  • Splinting, bracing, and casting
  • Suturing and laceration repair

Again, the type of care you receive at the clinic depends upon your injury, but rest assured that the staff has considerable experience treating minor injuries and fractures of all kinds.

When should I go to the emergency room?

If you’re in considerable pain or you have a wound that doesn’t stop bleeding, please call 9-1-1 or get to an emergency room. For any injury that looks severe, such as a very large laceration or a fracture where the skin is broken, you should seek emergency care. And any time your head is involved or you lose consciousness, emergency care is the way to proceed.

If you’re dealing with a minor injury or fracture, call Lake Immediate Care and Clinic to find out about a same-day appointment or go to the walk-in clinic.

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