Hips

If you’re Googling “urgent care near me,” you’ll probably see Mend Clinic pop up. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Salem, open seven days per week, and there are always shorter lines compared to the ER. However, you might also see a lot of other options “near me” when you see where Mend Clinic is located. Urgent care takes care...

Hip injuries increase with age, and a hip replacement surgery is relatively common for older patients. At Mend Clinic in Salem, addressing hip injuries is a specialty since there are orthopedic experts on staff. In older age, hip injuries are often caused by a combination of a loss in bone density and a traumatic injury like a slip and fall....

Nobody wants to spend the holidays in the ER, which is why an urgent care clinic might be the surprise holiday gift you never saw coming. Mend Clinic in Salem is the region’s premium ER alternative, offering urgent care services seven days per week—including on holidays. This time of year, urgent care injuries are on the rise. Here are a...

The human body has various types of joints, and the type can dictate vulnerabilities and potential for injuries. The ankle, or talocrural joint, is a type of synovial joint that is created with the two bones of the leg (tibia and fibula) and the foot’s talus bone. In terms of function, it’s a hinge joint like the elbow. It moves...

Surprisingly, “starvation” is not the leading cause of death for those with an eating disorder. Instead, it’s heart attacks and broken hips. Mend Clinic’s on-site orthopedic specialists have treated a number of damaged hips. Eating disorders are the most under-diagnosed, deadliest, and least researched of mental disorders. That’s starting to change as knowledge and information are being shared, but there’s...

With about 206 bones in the adult body (kids have more!), there are plenty of locations for breaks to occur. However, some bones are naturally more prone to breaking than others—but Mend Clinic treats all broken bones with orthopedic specialists on site. Bones that are used more often, are connected to more mobile joints, or are innately “weaker” are going...

Broken bones are rarely thought of as deadly, but research shows the two are directly related for the elderly. In July 2018, a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests broken bones in the elderly can “increase their risk of death for up to 10 years.” Mend Clinic is your ER alternative in Salem staffed by...