Weekend warriors have a new alternative to hospital emergency room visits.
The Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute on Monday officially opened an after-hours and weekend care center specializing in orthopedic and sports medicine.
The Ortho Urgent Care center, at 3651 College Blvd. in Leawood, is open for walk-in service from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m.
Care is available for patients 12 and older with fractures, sprains, strains, torn ligaments, muscle contusions and minor lacerations. Patients with concussion symptoms and other major orthopedic trauma are urged to call 911 or go to an emergency room.
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The care center is staffed by more than 25 orthopedic physicians.
Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute is a physician-owned specialty hospital and a joint venture with Saint Luke’s Hospital.