Accidents happen, but thanks to the Injury Center at Lehigh Valley Health Network, you don’t have to wait to be seen. Our comprehensive team at LVHN Injury Center specializes in treating non-life-threatening orthopedic injuries without an appointment so you can walk in, be treated and get back to what you love as quickly as possible.
LVHN Injury Center offers:
Nationally ranked orthopedic care without the need for an appointment.
Our team treats a wide range of acute orthopedic conditions that affect your arms, hands, legs, knees and feet.
Access to same-day orthopedic care, on-site X-rays and referrals to physical and occupational therapy and orthopedic surgeons.
Same-day treatment and most follow-ups within 48 hours so you can get back to your life as quickly as possible.
Comprehensive care that includes a team-based approach with physicians working alongside advanced practice clinicians like physician assistants and nurse practitioners.
Conditions we treat
Our team at LVHN Injury Center treats a variety of orthopedic injuries. Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Acute joint pain
- Achilles tendon tear
- Crushed fingers and toes
- Elbow ligament injuries
- Knee injuries (including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, medial collateral ligament (MCL) tear, meniscus tear and knee ligament injuries
- Muscle tears (including biceps, quadriceps or hamstrings)
- Shoulder pain and issues (including dislocated shoulder, separated shoulder and rotator cuff injury)
- Sprains and strains
- Stress fractures
What to expect
When you come to an LVHN Injury Center, you can expect to be seen by our nationally ranked orthopedic experts. You may be seen by a physician or advanced practice clinicians (APC), like physician assistants and nurse practitioners, who see patients independently and can diagnose conditions, write prescriptions and perform treatments.
At your appointment, your clinician will perform a physical examination and review your medical history and symptoms. If they suspect a fracture, you may be sent for an X-ray in the same building.
Your treatment will depend on your diagnosis, but may include:
- Immobilization in a cast or splint to stabilize the injured area and allow it to heal.
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medications that can relieve pain and decrease swelling.
- RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method to reduce swelling.
Your clinician will coordinate any necessary follow-up care, including additional imaging, physical therapy or care from a specialist, through Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. If surgery is recommended, you will be referred to one of our skilled orthopedic surgeons. At LVHN Injury Center, you can expect to receive high-quality orthopedic care as quickly as possible.
If you suffer from a non-acute orthopedic condition, make an appointment with one of our nationally ranked orthopedic experts at Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute. The region’s leader in joint, spine and orthopedic care can get you moving again.