The Orthopedic Injury Clinic evaluates and treats adults and children ages 5 and older with urgent orthopedic injuries. Our orthopedic specialists provide immediate care for non-life-threatening sports injuries, including sprains, strains or joint injuries that have occurred within the past two weeks and have not been treated or evaluated by another provider. With three convenient locations in West County, South County and St. Charles County, the Injury Clinic offers comprehensive care for injuries from X-ray, splinting and casting. To make a same-day appointment with a Washington University orthopedic specialist at the Injury Clinic, call 314.514.1642.
- Bone, joint or muscle injury that occurred within the past few days
- Ankle, foot or knee sprains
- Fractures/broken bones
- Minor dislocations
- Sports injury
- Swollen joint
- Injury to shoulder, elbow, hand, wrist
- New back injury or pain, less than 7 days in duration
*If you are actively bleeding or have an open wound or head injury, go to your nearest emergency room.
Chronic conditions, including chronic pain, are often non-urgent. If you are seeking treatment for chronic orthopedic problems, second opinions, injections, or pain medication refills, please call 314.514.3500 to schedule an appointment.
Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center
14532 S. Outer Forty Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Center for Advanced Medicine – South County
5201 Midamerica Plaza, Suite 1500
St. Louis, MO 63129
Progress West Hospital
Medical Office Building 1
20 Progress Point Parkway, Suite 114
O'Fallon, MO 63368
Saturday (Chesterfield and Progress West locations only) from 8am-12pm
Day after Thanksgiving
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
To save time at the clinic, please download, print, and fill out these forms beforehand.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who should go to the Injury Clinic?
The Injury Clinic sees patients ages 5 and older. Our extended hours benefit little leaguers, working parents and weekend warriors. If you have an orthopedic issue, such as a sprain, strain, fracture, or an orthopedic pain that just won't go away, we are here to help you.
Should I go to the Orthopedic Injury Clinic to be evaluated if I think I have a concussion?
While our practice does specialize in concussions, we are unable to evaluate patients with concussions at our Orthopedic Injury Clinic. If you suspect that you have a concussion, we advise that you call to schedule an appointment with a sports medicine specialist by calling 314.514.3500.
Why should I come to the Injury Clinic vs. an Urgent Care Center or Emergency Room?
- Save time. A typical visit to the Injury Clinic will be much quicker than a visit to the emergency room or urgent care center. If casting, splinting or imagining is required, we can take care of it during your appointment.
- See a specialist. You will be seen by an orthopedic specialist at our location. If follow up care is required, it will be scheduled before you leave. No need to call around the next day to find someone to see you.
- Save money. The co-payment at the Injury Clinic is the same as a specialty physician office visit. This is a less expensive option than a trip to the emergency room. While Washington University participates with most medical plans, please call the number on the back of your insurance card to verify your coverage.
What can I do to prepare for my visit?
In an effort to minimize wait time and to expedite your visit, please fill out these patient forms in advance and present them at check-in.
Is there a charge for parking?
No, parking is free.
What if someone has suffered a life-threatening injury?
The Washington University 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 an emergency room immediately.
Who should I call if I have questions regarding the Injury Clinic?
Please call 314.514.1642