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Access Ortho

QuickCare is now AccessOrtho

Accidents happen! Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists, now EmergeOrtho, is here to help. We have opened ACCESS ORTHO to provide help for acute orthopaedic injuries or problems.

Call Today! 828-459-OUCH (6824)

No Appointment Necessary

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, including:

  • Strains & Sprains
  • Broken Bones
  • Sports-related Injuries
  • Painful, Swollen or Injured Joints
  • Back Pain
  • Muscle Pain

When you need urgent orthopaedic care, simply call or walk-in to our center. 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. No appointment is necessary.

Sports Injury Clinic

sports-injury-clinic EmergeOrtho offers a Sports Injury Clinic designed especially for athletes on Saturdays from 8:00am to 10:00am at our Hickory location. This clinic is ONLY open during football season (normally late August to early November).

After football season, athletes are always welcome to visit ACCESS ORTHO on Saturdays from 10:00am to 2:00pm at any of our 3 ACCESS ORTHO locations in Hickory, Morganton or Granite Falls.

Hickory Office
2165 Medical Park Drive
Hickory, NC 28602

Morganton Office
503 East Parker Road
Morganton, NC 28655

Granite Falls Office
160 River Bend Drive, Suite C
Granite Falls, NC 28630

828-459-OUCH (6824)

Our Sports Injury Clinic is staffed by fellowship trained physicians and a physician assistant that has had many years of experience working with sports medicine. They will diagnose and treat sports injuries ranging from sprains, strains to broken bones. As a benefit to our athletes, EmergeOrtho waives our physician fee, not including ancillary services.

Spine & Pain Clinic

Spine & Pain ClinicCarolina Orthopaedic Specialists offers a Spine & Pain Clinic designed to treat a range of spine and pain related conditions, helping you get back to normal and enjoy life faster.

Meet our team of board-certified Spine & Pain Specialists who have decades of experience in quality orthopedic care, including non-surgical treatments and minimally-invasive surgical techniques.

Osteoporosis Clinic

bone-density-programCarolina Orthopaedic Specialists also offers comprehensive management of osteoporosis.

The COS Osteoporosis Clinic focuses on the evaluation of osteoporosis with bone densitometry (DEXA testing), prevention through face-to-face patient education, treatment with medication when necessary, and follow-up for ongoing patient education, medication management and compliance, and repeat DEXA scans as indicated.

Other Services

Click on a heading below to learn more about the additional services that Carolina Orthopaedic Specialists offer.


General Orthopaedics

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Pain
  • Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Wrist
  • Occupational Upper Extremity Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tumors and Infections of the Hand
  • Children’s Hand and Upper Extremity Injuries
  • Nerve Injuries

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Spine Surgery

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Ruptured Discs
  • Scoliosis
  • Occupational Back and Neck Trauma
  • Spinal Fractures and Trauma
  • Tumors and Infections of the Spine
  • Children’s Spine Disorders
  • Osteoporosis of the Spine

Fracture and Trauma Care

Sports Medicine

  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sprain
  • Fractures
  • Strain
  • ACL Tear
  • Turf Toe
  • On-site Coverage for Team Sports
  • Daily After Hours Clinics
  • 24-Hour Sports Injury Hotline
  • Pre-participation Physical Examinations
  • Free Injury Consultations for Health Club Members
  • Exclusive Access to the National Athletic Testing Program

Joint Reconstruction

  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Pelvis

Pain Management Evaluation and Treatment

  • Fluoroscopic Guided Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fluoroscopic Guided Facet Joint Injections
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Sympathetic Nerve Block

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

  • Hip, knee, shoulder, ankle and foot conditions
  • Back and neck pain
  • Hand injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Spine disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Therapeutic Exercises
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Manual Muscle Massage
  • Traction
  • Paraffin Hand Therapy
  • Hot/Cold Packs

Ancillary Services

  • MRI
  • Osteoporosis Clinic
  • Neurological Testing
  • Nerve Conduction Studies

Patient Portal

Our practice strives to provide you with the best tools available when managing your health records and communicating with your doctor. 

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