A mom’s story: Ortho Urgent Care put us at ease
Monday, September 10, 2018
Moms know. They just know.
When Margaret Soda’s active, sports-loving son got hurt during a game, she had a feeling that his leg injury was more serious than initially diagnosed.
They live on a farm near a small town in east-central Wisconsin. They went to their local emergency room that Friday night. X-rays were taken and the injury was wrapped, but Margaret and her son were told a conclusive diagnosis wouldn’t be possible until the swelling went down. That might take three to five days, they were told.
“That just didn’t seem right. He was in a lot of pain and it seemed like a pretty serious injury,” Margaret says.
Margaret wasn’t going to wait three to five days. When they returned home late that Friday night, she jumped online and started searching for options.
“When you think about your child being hurt, and an injury like this that could really last a lifetime and affect them, we started googling some surgeons,” she says. “Where can we really go to get some good care?”
Margaret found just that place, one where her son could be evaluated sooner than later. The next morning, they got up early and drove 75 miles north to Green Bay to The Orthopedic Urgent Care, which is offered by Orthopedics & Sports Medicine BayCare Clinic.
“I didn’t have to wait until Monday or Tuesday to try to find a doctor,” she says.
Dr. Robert Limoni was the orthopedic surgeon on duty on that Saturday morning. He took one look at the X-rays and ordered surgery for Margaret’s son, who had a broken tibia and a broken fibula just above the ankle. Limoni performed the surgery the next day, inserting plates and screws to facilitate healing.
“It was evident from the very beginning, right when Dr. Limoni walked in and talked to us about the injury and the X-rays, that he knew what he was doing. He knew the extent of the injury. He really put my son at ease,” she says.
Given that kind of expert care, Margaret’s son was back in action after four months of rest, physical therapy and dedicated rehab work.
The Orthopedic Urgent Care is open weekday evenings from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon. People with shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, foot and muscle injuries are seen by an orthopedic surgeon. No appointment is needed. Walk-in visits are welcome. For information, call 920-288-5555.
Robert Limoni, MD, is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon at BayCare Clinic Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine. Dr. Limoni’s subspecialties include cartilage restoration, joint replacement and knee surgery. He has several areas of special interest including: anterior hip replacement, arthritis and total joint replacement, orthopaedic trauma and sports medicine. Learn more here.