On-Site Services

Deciding on knee or hip replacement surgery is a big deal. That’s why, at the office of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Charles Toulson, we strive to make this decision as stress-free as possible. When you visit the doctor, you’ll find we offer a number of additional services on-site, including a walk-in clinic, various diagnostic imaging services , and durable medical equipment. It’s all part of our effort to make it as easy and convenient as possible to get the healthcare you need.

Walk-In Clinic

If you’re suffering from an urgent orthopedic injury, we’ve got a walk-in clinic at our McKinney, Texas, location, staffed by orthopedic surgeons and physician assistants (PAs) who can diagnose and treat a wide range of musculoskeletal issues. Bone fractures, sprains and strains, sports injuries, pinched nerves, joint pain, and more can be treated at the walk-in clinic. Best of all, no appointment is necessary! However, if you are experiencing symptoms of a life-threatening nature, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room as it is considered a medical emergency.

Diagnostic Imaging Services

Digital X-Rays

Digital X-rays, which are typically the first step in diagnosing an orthopedic injury or condition, produce the clearest possible imaging of hard, bony tissue within the body. X-rays are used to diagnose the severity or extent of bone breaks and dislocations, as well as damage caused by arthritis. X-rays may also be used to rule out the presence of these and other conditions.

Digital radiography is much more efficient, cost-effective, and safer than traditional X-rays. Digitally stored images can be easily shared with patients or other physicians. With the aid of computer technology, these images can also be enlarged or magnified for an even clearer view of the problem. Additionally, there is significantly less radiation used with digital X-rays over traditional X-rays.

Ultrasound

In some cases, your doctor may recommend a musculoskeletal ultrasound to help diagnose or rule out certain medical conditions. Ultrasounds may be conducted to help identify the source of swelling or pain in an area of the body, especially if muscle or tendon injuries are suspected.

A diagnostic ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure in which a hand-held device (called a transducer) is gently glided atop your skin at a target area. The device sends sound waves into your body, which are then translated into real-time images on a video screen. No radiation is used with ultrasound, making it ideal for pregnant patients.

Durable Medical Equipment

Many orthopedic patients will require durable medical equipment (DME) at some point during their treatment. DME is a device meant to assist a person before, during, or after orthopedic treatment. For example, knee braces or orthotics may be issued to help prevent further deterioration of a medical problem with the knee or hip. Crutches, walking boots, and walkers may be recommended after a knee or hip replacement surgery to temporarily assist a patient during their recovery.

By making these DME devices available on-site, it allows you to get everything you need in one visit to the doctor. No trips to a medical supply store are necessary!

As a patient of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Charles Toulson, we want to ensure your visit with us is positive, effective, and efficient. That’s why we offer so many additional on-site services. Call us at (469) 796-4295 to find out more or to schedule your appointment with Dr. Toulson. You may also request an appointment right now. Find our location nearest you.