Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists, now EmergeOrtho, has updated its QUICK CARE service!

ACCESS ORTHO, operated by EmergeOrtho, the region's most comprehensive center for orthopedic care, is a walk-in medical service for patients of all ages with conditions that need to be diagnosed right away. 

Call Today! 828-459-OUCH (6824)

No Appointment Necessary

When you need urgent orthopaedic care, simply call or walk-in to our center, no appointment necessary! You’ll be seen by an orthopaedic provider and obtain the treatment that you need quickly and efficiently without the cost and wait at the emergency room. Learn more about ACCESS ORTHO »

EmergeOrtho welcomes Dr. Houdek.

Dr. Christopher G. Houdek, DO is a fellowship trained board certified Orthopedic surgeon joining EmergeOrtho in Catawba County.

He attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology. He was awarded his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He completed his residency training in Orthopedic Surgery at Michigan State University as well.

Dr. Houdek comes to EmergeOrtho by way of Tucson, Arizona where he practiced Orthopedic Sports Medicine for the last 4 years. He was the team physician for the AHL Tucson Roadrunners and Ironwood Ridge High School.

Dr. Houdek will see patients in both Hickory and Newton. He is accepting new patients and appointments can be made by calling (828) 324-2800 for the Hickory location or (828) 464-3771 for the Newton location.

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