Excelsior Express Urgent Care
Whether it’s a strain, sprain or fracture, skip the emergency room and call for an appointment at Excelsior Orthopaedics Express. You will get immediate care from our orthopaedic and sports medicine experts. Excelsior Express offers on-site X-ray, MRI, Casting and care provided by orthopaedic and sports medicine experts. Start your recovery right. Get the right fix, fast. Please call ahead at 716.250.6541.
Typical Express Care Cases
Excelsior Orthopaedics Express offers urgent care services to adult and pediatric patients with orthopaedic-related injuries. We offer a great alternative to the emergency room for orthopaedic or sports-related injuries that require immediate attention. Our facilities offer on-site X-ray, MRI and unlike most urgent care centers we offer casting. We've served Western New Yorkers who've suffered workplace injuries, household accidents, weekend warrior injuries and everything in between. The list below details some of the most common conditions we treat, but our expertise extends to many other types of injuries as well.
Sprains and strains are some of the most common injuries we see at our Express clinic. They're commonly referred to as soft-tissue injuries because they typically affect muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Whether it's an ankle, a wrist, a knee, or any other type of sprain, our doctors all have extensive experience diagnosing and treating these injuries.
Tears are more severe soft-tissue traumas that occur when a muscle, ligament, or tendon has been overextended or stressed so far as to cause a rupture in the tissue. These injuries are usually caused by a fall, twist, or impact to the affected area. If you've suffered a tear, symptoms will usually include severe pain, swelling, and a limited range of motion.
There are a handful of different kinds of fractures, but each is basically a variation of the same injury: a broken bone. Broken bones most frequently are caused by an impact trauma, osteoporosis (weakening and degradation of bones), or overuse, which can lead to stress fractures.
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the band of tissue that runs across the bottom of the foot and supports the natural arch of your bones. This inflammation is the most common cause of heel pain among Americans and frequently occurs when the foot becomes overstressed with repetitive activity.
Tennis elbow is a condition that causes pain in the elbow and is frequently brought about by overuse and repetitive strain. Sports like tennis and racquetball do contribute to the condition as the name suggests, but other activities can cause tennis elbow as well.
Before you can really understand what carpal tunnel syndrome is, it helps to know what the carpal tunnel is. The carpal tunnel is a narrow pathway through the inside of the wrist bones that allows tendons and nerves to travel from the forearm, through the wrist and into the hand.
A dislocated shoulder occurs when part or all of the humerus bone comes out of the socket it is attached to at the collarbone. Dislocation of the shoulder can cause serious pain and instability in the joint and is usually accompanied by symptoms such as swelling, numbness, bruising, and loss of range of motion.
Frequently Asked Questions
We realize you might have a number of questions about coming to visit the Excelsior Express team, so we've tried to answer as many as possible in this FAQ section below. If you can’t find your answer here, give us a call at (716) 250-9999!
Do I need to make an appointment for Excelsior Express?
We strongly encourage you to call ahead and make an appointment. This will help to minimize your wait time. You can reach us at (716) 250-9999.
What are the most common injuries treated at Excelsior Express?
The most common orthopaedic injuries we treat at Excelsior Express are sprains and strains, soft tissue tears, fractures, dislocations, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow and carpal tunnel syndrome.
What should I do if I have a more serious condition?
Excelsior Express treats orthopaedic medical conditions that require prompt attention, but are not life threatening. Extreme orthopaedic injuries, such as open fractures, head trauma, or conditions coupled with life-threatening symptoms, must be treated at a hospital. In these cases, go to the nearest hospital emergency room or call 911.
Which insurances does Excelsior Orthopaedics take?
Medicare & Railroad Medicare, HealthNow of WNY (Blue Cross Blue Shield), Independent Health Association, Univera Healthcare, Empire Plan, Worker’s Compensation, Fidelis, Nova, North American Preferred, United Healthcare, Aetna / Magnacare, Group Health Incorporated (GHI), Tricare.
Please be aware of your insurance coverage, policy provisions and pre-authorization requirements. Due to physician participation variables, it will be essential for each patient to contact their insurance provider to verify that our physician accepts your coverage. While we will bill all providers regardless of participation, it is the patient’s responsibility to pay the remaining balance.
Do I need a referral from my primary care physician?
No. You do not need a referral from your primary care physician for urgent care.
At which offices is Excelsior Orthopaedics Express offered?
We offer Excelsior Express urgent care at our Amherst office (3925 Sheridan Drive) Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. We also offer it at our Orchard Park office (3045 Southwestern Blvd, suite 108) but by appointment only.