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Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Injury Clinic
The Orthopedic Injury Clinic remains open to treat patients with URGENT orthopedic needs. If you have a non-urgent orthopedic need, please call (314) 514-3500 to schedule a routine office visit.
NEW: Call Before Visiting the Orthopedic Injury Clinic
In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our patients, staff and community, we’re now asking patients to call (314) 514-1642 to schedule their same-day injury clinic visit. Scheduling your same-day visit will reduce your wait time at the clinic and help protect your health.
What is an URGENT condition?
An urgent condition is one in which if treatment is delayed for 8-10 weeks, the ultimate outcome may be worse. For example, knee pain often is chronic. In other words, if you are seen and treated for knee pain in 8-10 weeks instead of now, you will have the same eventual outcome. On the other hand, if you have weakness and/or numbness from severe nerve compression and are not evaluated and potentially treated within 8-10 weeks, your outcome may be worse. If there is a question about the urgency of your condition, you may be offered an initial virtual visit.
In addition, for the safety of our patients and providers, please DO NOT come to the injury clinic if:
- You are experiencing flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
- You have been diagnosed or exposed to someone with COVID-19 (coronavirus).
- You have traveled by air or been to one of the high-risk areas as defined by the Center for Disease Control within the last 14 days.
If you have an urgent orthopedic injury and any of these 3 situations applies to you, please visit an emergency department. If you questions about whether you are able to be seen, please call (314) 514-1642.
When you or a family member experiences a bone or muscle issue, like a sprain, strain or fracture, avoid the emergency room and visit the Orthopedic Injury Clinic. You will receive immediate care by orthopedic specialists with convenient on-site X-ray, splinting and casting services.
For your convenience, we offer two locations for urgent orthopedic care — in South County at I-55 and Butler Hill Road, and in Chesterfield at South Outer Forty Road and Timberlake Manor.
For patients ages 5 and up, we specialize in treating urgent bone and muscle injuries following sports-related and recreational activities. For some orthopedic injuries and conditions, we have same-day or next-day appointment availability. To inquire about these appointments, please call (314) 514-3500.
When to use the Orthopedic Injury Clinic:
- Bone, joint or muscle injury that occurred within the past few days
- Possible sprained ankle or foot
- Possible sprained knee
- Possible fracture/broken bone
- Minor dislocations
- Sports injury
- Swollen joint
- Injury to shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist
- Back injury or pain
When to go to an ER or Urgent Care:
- Visible bone/multiple fractures (ER)
- Open or bleeding wounds (ER or urgent care)
- Cuts and wounds (ER or urgent care)
- Head injury/concussion (ER or urgent care)
- Animal bites (ER or urgent care)
- Burns (ER or urgent care)
- Cold, flu, respiratory or stomach issue (Primary care or urgent care)
- Skin disorders/rashes (Primary care or urgent care)
Learn more about our Injury Clinic:
Locations and Hours
Referral Pad (Health Professional Use Only)
Frequently Asked Questions
Tour the Orthopedic Injury Clinic in South County
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The Orthopedic Injury Clinic is not an emergency care provider or a substitute for emergency care. If there is any indication that you've suffered a serious or life-threatening injury, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately.