Fractures

What better way to spend summer vacation than joining a summer little league or practicing for the upcoming school year’s big games? Unfortunately, sports and injuries go hand in hand no matter how safe the circumstances may be. Mend Clinic is Salem, OR’s ER alternative, open seven days per week to treat your little athletes-in-training. We are in the midst...

Fractures are unfortunately a common occurrence in sports. Mend Clinic regularly treats injured athletes with broken bones and always has orthopedic specialists on site. However, athletes tend to suffer certain types of fractures more often than their less sporty counterparts. Which sports-related fractures are the most common? Collar Bone Fracture Sprains and strains are much more common in sports than fractures, but...

It always seems to happen on the weekends or at an inopportune moment—you get injured and need to see a doctor right away, but it’s not necessarily an emergency. Mend Clinic is Salem, OR’s new ER alternative open seven days per week with virtually no wait times. Walk-ins are always welcome, and Mend Clinic is staffed with orthopedic doctors on-site...

A fracture can mean many things, from a tiny hairline fracture in a bone to a compound fracture with bone tearing through skin. At Mend Clinic Urgent Care in Salem, we’re staffed with orthopedic doctors seven days per week. Not only will you be seen much faster than the ER, often with no wait time, but you minimize the odds...

We often take the smallest things for granted, but what fingers and toes lack in size they make up for in pain when they get fractured. Mend Clinic specializes in orthopedics, and these little bones can kick up quite a fuss when they’re broken. However, “broken” can mean quite a few things, ranging from a hairline crack in a pinky...

The sun has finally come out, and Oregonians are flocking to their great outdoors to train for Hood to Coast, windsurf in the Gorge, or frolic on the coast without a winter jacket. Mend Clinic treats a wide variety of sports injuries year-round, but there are some injuries that spike in the summer months. Among the top injuries we expect...

As the work landscapes change, so do the work injuries. Mend Clinic treats a wide variety of work injuries, and helps with parts of workers’ compensation claims, but sometimes the staff gets nostalgic for the wild stories of work injuries past. We may be a brand-new clinic in Salem, OR, but the staff and doctors working here have a rich...

The foot is made up of numerous bones, but the ankle joint consists of just three. Mend Clinic regularly sees patients from all walks of life suffering from broken ankles, but athletes are at an especially high risk. A few weeks ago, Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox made national news when it was revealed that a small crack in...

At Mend Clinic, jammed and fractured fingers are common, especially for those who play basketball or volleyball. Jammed fingers are especially prevalent in many sports, but can sometimes be so painful that they feel like a fractured finger. It’s impossible to tell the severity of an injury by the pain factor alone. That’s why it’s so important to seek immediate...

Spring has arrived, and in Oregon, that means rainy but warmer days, more cyclists and runners on the road, and of course those home projects. Every spring, Mend Clinic sees an influx of “garage accidents,” often caused by home projects gone awry. From table saws to sprucing up the lawnmower, many home projects come with inherent risks. Finger lacerations, fractures,...