“I can’t thank the Orlando Orthopaedic Injury Walk-in Clinic enough for how they helped me,” Edith says with a smile. “They took me in with a wheelchair, saw me immediately, took my X-rays, and I could not have asked for better (care). They got us out in about an hour and a half, including X-rays, analysis and brace.”
After being evaluated by the walk-in medical staff, she was referred to Bradd G. Burkhart, M.D., a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, knee and shoulder surgery at Orlando Orthopaedic Center.
Dr. Burkhart concluded she would not need surgery and prescribed a comprehensive physical therapy protocol to get Edith back on her feet, walking pain-free again without surgery.
“I cannot thank Dr. Burkhart enough,” says Edith. “They’re just beautiful people here.”
Walk-in Access, Direct Link to Specialists
The Orlando Orthopaedic Center urges people to bring their sprains, strains and breaks to one of the Walk-In clinic locations to receive expert orthopaedic care from a specialist without the wait or expense (or non-stop coughing) of a trip to the typical E.R.
Another benefit of coming to the Walk-In clinic is having a direct link to other orthopaedic specialists that may be needed depending on what the injury is. This creates a seamless continuum of care, ultimately benefiting patients like Edith. After being treated for her fracture at the walk-in clinic, she saw Dr. Burkhart for her follow-up visits to ensure she was healing properly without surgery.
“I had the pleasure of seeing Ms. Edith back in August of 2017,” says Dr. Burkhart. “Edith’s X-rays showed there was a fracture on the bottom part of the patella; and, luckily, the fracture was not very displaced, meaning it hadn’t shifted apart too far. So the mechanism of the front part of her knee, what we call her extensor mechanism, was still intact. This means Edith didn’t need surgery, and we treated her with conservative, noninvasive measures like physical therapy.”