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Get Care Quickly for Sports Injuries with Extended Hours

Sports medicine injury

July 27, 2021

Overland Park, Kan.Sports injuries often come at unexpected times, and packed schedules can make appointments difficult to come by. That’s why The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Center is back with extended weekend hours for fall 2021.

From August 28-November 20, walk-in care will be available 8-11 a.m. Saturdays at 10730 Nall Ave., Suite 200, in Overland Park. Additionally, extended weekday hours allow you to make appointments with a physician until 7 p.m. Monday-Friday.

No appointment or referral is necessary for Saturday morning walk-ins. Patients will be treated on a first-come, first-serve basis by the same nationally recognized orthopedic team that cares for the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals.

“If one of our athletic trainers on the field has an [athlete with an] injury to a wrist, they can splint it,” says David Smith, MD. “It doesn’t have to go to the emergency [department] because they know the next morning at 8 o’clock we’re waiting for them. We have an X-ray tech, a physician and a clinical staff. And we can take care of almost any injury in that clinic, including concussions.”

On Saturdays, a sports medicine physician will evaluate, diagnose and treat most injuries, such as:

Orthopedic injuries do not need to be caused by sports in order to be seen. If needed, a follow-up appointment can be scheduled with the appropriate physician or therapist. Medication refills will be unavailable.

Appointments are necessary to be seen Monday-Friday. Patients will often be able to call ahead and be seen the same day.

For other injuries and conditions, such as lacerations, open fractures, cast problems, chronic pain, wound care or back or neck issues, visit the emergency department or 1 of our other locations during regular business hours.

The University of Kansas Health System’s orthopedic medicine program is nationally recognized. Orthopedic care is offered at 3 convenient locations, including The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, KU MedWest in Shawnee and the Indian Creek Campus location in Overland Park.

Dr. David Smith talks about walk-in and after-hours care at the Sports Medicine and Performance Center
Dr. David Smith: We started years ago thinking about the concept of "We got to be available for athletes almost all the time," and a lot of events occur on Friday night. Football games obviously, but we have other events that occur Thursday, Friday. And sometimes these young athletes can't get into our office during the week, or their parents are working, can't bring them to us. So we opened up a Saturday morning injury clinic, is what we call it. It's a walk-in clinic. You do not need an appointment. The goal is to take care of the athletes, or those that are exercising, not just a general clinic.

Walk-in appointments and extended hours

Walk-in appointments are available for strains, sprains, joint injuries, bone fractures and dislocations. Patients with concussions can be seen Saturday only, and should use the emergency department Monday-Friday.

Sports medicine Saturday walk-in location

  • Sports Medicine and Performance Center
    1. Medical Pavilion
    • Sports Medicine and Performance Center
    • 10730 Nall Ave., Suite 200
    • Overland Park, KS 66211
    • Sat 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

We offer a variety of appointment types. Learn more or call 913-588-1227 to schedule now.

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