FAQs

We welcome your questions. If you don’t see the answer you’re looking for here, please call 785-823-2215 for more information.

What are your business hours?

Monday thru Thursday 8-12, 1-5. Friday 8-1

What if I need after-hours care?

If you are calling after 5pm Monday thru Thursday and 1pm on Friday, our answering service will receive your call. They will take your phone number and the nature of your call and will have the on-call practitioner (e.g. nurse, physician, PA, NP, etc.) return your call. When the practitioner calls you back, he or she will discuss whether you need to go to an Emergency Room or Urgent Care for immediate care, or if the problem can wait for an appointment the next day.

 

If I call with a question for the nurse or my provider, when can I expect a call back?

Our providers and support staff are with patients throughout the day, so while we will try to immediately answer individual phone calls we may need to message them electronically, and your provider’s support staff will return your call as soon as possible. Please help us by letting us know the best way to reach you.

 

What is Orthopedics?

Orthopedics is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions, disorders, and injuries of the muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. A doctor specializing in orthopedics is called an orthopedic surgeon (or orthopedist).

What is sports medicine?

This branch of medicine involves treatment and prevention of injuries resulting from athletic activity. Our physicians work collaboratively with physical therapists to provide customized, comprehensive medical care for these and other conditions caused by strenuous physical activity:

  • Shoulder and elbow injuries, including fractures, sprains, torn ligaments and separations (dislocated joints)
  • Hand and wrist injuries, including fractures and sprains
  • Knee problems, including fractures, sprains and ligament problems
  • Foot and ankle injuries, including fractures and sprains
  • Hip pain

Can you tell me about the pros and cons of a cortisone injection?

Cortisone is a steroid produced naturally in the body. Synthetically produced cortisone can also be injected into soft tissues and joints to help decrease inflammation. Cortisone is not a pain reliever, though your pain may diminish as a result of reduced inflammation after an injection. In orthopedics, cortisone helps treat chronic conditions such as bursitis, tendinitis, and arthritis by reducing swelling, pain, and joint stiffness.

Do you take workers compensation cases?

Yes. If you have been injured at work and it’s affecting your ability to earn a living, we have experts who can help. Elbow injuries and shoulder injuries

  • Hand injuries and wrist injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Leg pain and knee problems
  • Neck pain and back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Foot problems and ankle injuries
  • Orthopedic trauma and post-trauma conditions, including broken bones and fractured or dislocated joints

 

Please suggest Orthopaedic Sports Health Clinic of Salina to your case manager when you are assigned your workers compensation claim.