Should I Visit the Clinic or an Emergency Room?

Sports and Orthopedic Injury Clinic

The Beaumont Sports and Orthopedic Injury Clinic was created to provide access to convenient high quality orthopedic care for children, adults and seniors experiencing a variety of orthopedic injuries, including those resulting from sports activities and falls. It is not intended to provide emergency care, care for chronic medical conditions, post-surgical follow-up care, pain medication refills or second opinions.

Beaumont Sports and Orthopedic Injury Clinic provides care for:

  • bone, joint or muscle injuries
  • possible sprained ankle, foot or knee
  • possible broken bone
  • hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder injuries
  • swollen joints
  • sports injuries
  • torn ligaments and tendons
  • falls
  • bruises and contusions
  • tendonitis
  • tailbone injury
  • dislocations

Emergency Room

In general, you should get to a hospital emergency room immediately if you have any of the following symptoms. Go to the nearest emergency room for:

  • displaced or open wound fractures
  • wheezing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • chest pain
  • fainting or dizziness
  • sudden numbness or weakness
  • bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • sudden inability to see, walk or move
  • abdominal pain
  • coughing or vomiting blood
  • any fever in children under 3 months
  • confusion or changes in mental status
  • fever with convulsions
  • severe headache or head injury
  • blood in urine or bloody diarrhea