I have joint pain or a broken bone

Welcome to Specialty Orthopaedic Surgery (SOS)! We help thousands of patients with joint pain and broken bones. Here are few guidelines for what to do if you have either suffered from an injury and think you might have a broken bone or are experiencing excessive pain in your joints.

If you have a broken bone, go to the emergency room immediately!

The ER will examine your X-Rays to determine whether you have a fracture that may require surgery. Call our office to make an appointment once you are discharged from the ER. We will schedule the follow-up visit 7-10 days after the fracture, allowing swelling to go down. At that appointment, we will perform X-Rays in the office to determine a treatment plan. In the mean time you should perform the RICE Method – Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation to relieve the pain and swelling caused by your injury. Please bring your ER images (X-Rays, CT Scans, MRIs, etc) to your first appointment so that we can compare them with the X-Rays that will be performed in our office.

Don’t let joint pain go untreated. Make an appointment now!

If you are feeling excessive pain in your joints, you should visit an orthopedic specialist to undergo an evaluation. Many conditions can be alleviated or cured if discovered early on. Joint pain could be the result of any number of conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, or tendonitis. We can help you find relief through both non-surgical and surgical treatments. We only recommend surgery when other options have been exhausted.