When a bone, muscle or joint injury strikes, patients want the latest in treatments—without a long wait to be seen by a specialist. In fact, getting seen by an expert quickly can make the difference in how soon—or how well—someone returns to full activity.
That’s why the team at Novant Health Orthopedic & Sports Medicine offers immediate care for injuries and pain, along with ongoing treatment for chronic conditions—and the latest in minimally invasive procedures.
For students, Full-time Athletes and Everyone in-Between
Let’s say you’re the very definition of a weekend warrior and overdoing your favorite sport has finally caught up with you. “Our team offers a same-day clinic,” said Mark Schweppe, MD. “We are able to see patients without referrals or formal appointments, similar to an urgent care setting.”
Children and adults can be evaluated immediately following an orthopedic injury, which, in many cases, can save a trip to the emergency room. This valuable service has been well-received by both new and established parents, and especially frantic parents who might be new to orthopedic issues.
“We see a wide variety of patients in the same-day clinic,” said Dr. Schweppe. “Examples include children who have arm pain after falling from monkey bars, adults with sports-related injuries, high school athletes injured on the field, and patients who may have bone or joint pain after a fall at home.”
Latest Hip Treatments for Faster Recovery
Some of these younger, more active patients in otherwise good health may also be prime candidates for hip arthroscopy, another strong focus at Novant Health Orthopedic & Sports Medicine. Surgeons are able to peer inside and around the hip joint with the use of specialized fiber-optic cameras, and then guide tiny instruments into the joint for repair. Novant Health Orthopedic & Sports Medicine is able to offer hip arthroscopy, thanks to specialized training the team’s surgeons have received, something not common to all orthopedics providers.
The best part of the advanced procedure: Patients have smaller incisions and faster recovery.
“This specialized procedure can mean patients experience less pain and return to activity more quickly,” said Richard Haigler, MD. “My patients are generally cleared to return to most normal activities after three months.”
As important to patients as the latest in treatments: a medical team that treats them as true partners. “At Novant Health Orthopedic & Sports Medicine, we always strive to ensure our patients feel heard and understood,” Dr. Schweppe said. “We take time to talk and listen, and make sure patients know all their treatment options. We’re gratified to hear often from patients that they feel truly cared for by our team.”
The Novant Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine clinics are located in Clemmons at 7210 Village Medical Circle, 336-893-240 and at 200 Robinhood Medical Plaza in Winston-Salem, 336-718-7950. Both locations are open for same-day and walk-in patient appointments.