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Injury Care Specialist

Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc

Primary Care Practice located in Forney, TX

If your child gets injured, immediate medical attention may be necessary to prevent complications. At Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc in Forney, Texas, Renee Harwell, APRN, MSN, CPNP-PC, and her expert team offer injury care to treat minor wounds, burns, musculoskeletal conditions, and more. At the first sign of an injury, schedule an appointment with Pediatric Kare Klinic by phone or online, or simply walk in today.

Injury Care Q&A

What is injury care?

Injury care at Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc involves treatment for minor wounds, sports injuries, and more. Seeking treatment right away after an injury helps your child make a full recovery and can prevent serious complications. 

What is injury care used to treat?

At Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc, injury care allows your provider to treat the following common injuries:

  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Dislocations

Your child’s pediatric specialist often treats their injury right in the office. In the case of a severe injury, they can refer you to an orthopedic surgeon or another pediatric specialist. 

What should I expect during my child’s appointment?

During an injury care appointment at Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc, your child’s provider weighs them and checks their vital signs. They review their medical history and symptoms, complete a physical exam, and evaluate your child’s injury.

Your pediatric specialist might use diagnostic tests, such as blood tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures, to make a final diagnosis and determine the most appropriate treatment.

Which injury care services are available?

Examples of injury care services available at Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc your child might need include:

Wound care

If your child has a burn, laceration, or puncture wound, their provider cleans and disinfects the area. They apply stitches if necessary, and bandage or splint your child’s wound. Your pediatric specialist might recommend your child take antibiotics.

Musculoskeletal assessments

If your child gets injured playing sports or falling down, their provider assesses the injury by reviewing their symptoms, examining the injured area, and using X-rays or other imaging tests when necessary. 

They might recommend icing the area, rest, wrapping the injury, or wearing a brace. Your provider refers you to an orthopedic specialist for further evaluation when needed.

Head injury assessments

If your child exhibits signs of a head injury, such as headaches, memory problems, dizziness, ringing in the ears, fatigue, vision problems, or nausea and vomiting, their provider assesses the severity of the injury. 

They ask questions about your child’s symptoms and complete a series of in-office assessment exercises. Your pediatric specialist might recommend a CT scan or refer you to a specialist in severe cases.

If your child experiences an injury, don’t wait to seek medical attention. Schedule an appointment with Pediatric Kare Klinic Pllc by phone or online, or simply walk in, to find out which injury care treatment they need.