Fractures / X-Rays / Urgent Care
Fractures & X-Rays for fractures are done at Statcare Urgent Care. Not sure what to do with a possible fracture? Read 5 First Aid Tips For A Suspected Fracture. Our Urgent Care is staffed by experienced emergency room providers. We know how to take care of urgent injuries such as cuts, wounds, burns, abscesses, foreign body removal, and orthopedic problems such as fractures (broken bones).
If you need a follow-up appointment with an orthopedic surgeon or an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery, we can get you seen the next business day. If you need an MRI, we can get that arranged for you as well.
For cuts, lacerations, wounds, and the superficial removal of foreign bodies, we perform stiches and sutures or use Dermabond skin glue or Steri-Strips, depending on the extent of the injury. We also give tetanus shots to prevent infection.
We offer digital X-rays on site. All X-ray images are viewed and read by our provider first, and then they are digitally transmitted over a secure network to a radiologist for confirmatory reading.
Statcare is in-network as an urgent care with all major health plans, so X-rays are usually a covered service.
Digital X-Ray Services
Statcare Urgent Care walk in offers state-of-the-art, low radiation digital X-ray services to assist in diagnosing many orthopedic problems, as well as non-orthopedic conditions. We have the ability to perform and read X-rays on adults and children of all ages.
All our X-rays are read by a radiologist. If you need the X-ray images on a CD, we can give that to you as well so your orthopedic surgeon or other specialist can review it in his or her office.
Statcare serves the Long Island residents of Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as the Bronx in NYC. If you have any questions about any conditions we treat or services we offer, call (917) 310-3371 today.
X-ray is a form of electromagnetic radiation. X-ray or X-radiation is also called Röntgen radiation, after Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, who discovered it and named it X-radiation since it was an unknown type of radiation.
X-ray is the oldest and most frequently used form of medical imaging. Traditional X-ray uses photo chemicals and film to capture images, but it is quickly being replaced by modern digital X-ray.
Common orthopedic conditions diagnosable by X-rays include:
- Hairline bone fractures
- Stress fractures of bones in the foot
- Fractures in any bone
- Knee conditions
- Dislocations (shoulder, elbow) and pediatric hip dislocations
- Tailbone fractures from a fall
- Bone infections
Urgent and emergency care problems picked up by X-ray include:
- Glass, wood, and metal foreign bodies
- Penetrating injuries like fish hooks, dog bites, and related tissue damage
- Swallowed foreign bodies that are opaque to X-rays
Other non-orthopedic medical conditions that can be diagnosed include:
- Congestion in the lungs
- Fluid around the lungs
- Stomach problems
- Kidney stones that are opaque to X-rays
The digital era has facilitated the creation of new technology called digital radiography. Digital X-ray involves using digital X-ray sensors instead of traditional photographic film. Always choose digital X-ray over traditional film technique because:
- Digital X-rays are faster so you can be treated quicker.
- You can view the images almost within a couple of minutes.
- There is 90% less radiation than with regular X-ray machines.
- The images can be digitally enhanced for better viewing, such as changing the contrast to differentiate tissues from adjacent structures. This is important in orthopedic problems.
- The images can be adjusted and zoomed in so smaller orthopedic problems are not missed or overlooked.
- More accurate and efficient diagnosis can be made with digital X-ray.
- The images can be stored on a CD.