Re: Swollen knee, can't bend it
Our Urgent Care Centers are generally open 7 days a week but not 24 hr a day. Sometimes 12 hr/day. They are meant for sprains, strains, flu, etc.
If it just happened do the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) and then get in on Monday. If you have someone who can get an ace bandage for you that may help. when I tore my knee meniscus I waiting out the weekend too using the RICE method.
But if you can't put any weight on it and are in severe pain then consider emergency care. Some hospitals in the US now have a way to go online to their website to see the wait times for various emergency rooms. Not sure if you have anything like that and if you have to choose a specific emergency room.
Rt thumb fusion '13. R&L thumb arthroplasty '12 ; RT TKR & Bilat CTS' 11. Fusions: L5-S1('87), L4-S1('93), C5-C7('06), L3-S1('10), C4-C5('13). C5-C7 foraminotomy '08
Last edited by SpineAZ; 05-13-2011 at 07:10 PM.