What injuries do you treat?

We treat any immediate injury to your muscles, ligaments, joints or bones, including injuries to the shoulders, arms, elbows, wrists, hips, pelvis, legs, knees, ankles and feet. As noted here on our website, we treat:

  • Bleeding injuries like cuts and wounds
  • Damage to the bones and joints, such as breaks, fractures, and dislocations.
  • Muscle and tendon injuries like strains, sprains, crushes, and tears.
  • Problems caused over time like arthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis.

When should you go to the ER instead of Go To Ortho?

If you have a life-threatening emergency, or if you or the injured person is experiencing a heart attack or stroke symptoms, loss of consciousness, seizure or untrollable bleeding, please call 911.

If your injury is not life-threatening and you do not want to wait a prolonged period of time for treatment, come to Go To Ortho. Typical injury symptoms include sharp pain, swelling, bruising, and tenderness, particularly as a result of a fall, collision or repetitive strain. Go To Ortho also treats cuts, wounds, and joint pain.

Why choose Go To Ortho?

At Go To Ortho, all of our surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). ABOS Certification demonstrates an Orthopaedic Surgeon’s attainment to high standards for education, knowledge, experience, and skills. Collectively, we have over 50 years of experience dealing with trauma injuries in the Portland area, and our surgeons have privileges at all the major hospitals in Portland, including some surgery centers.


By going directly to Go To Ortho’s orthopedic specialists, patients can avoid extra appointments, as well as the typically higher costs of emergency room visits for non-life threatening injuries. An average visit at Go To Ortho may last approximately 30 minutes, including waiting time and X-ray, if needed. In comparison, the tracking website ER Wait Watcher reports a wait time of 40 to 45 minutes on average at a Portland-area hospital for someone with a broken bone just to receive pain medication, waiting for treatment, or to see a specialist takes much longer.


During an appointment at Go To Ortho, our team of specialists will provide you with an immediate diagnosis of the injury, corrective treatment, and medication, if needed. We’ll also discuss your long-term options for recovery. In other clinics, you may get immediate attention, however, you would then be referred to a specialist for examination at a later date, prolonging wait times and increasing costs in physician visits. Not to mention, Go To Ortho’s physicians typically are the specialists that you would eventually be referred to for your injury anyway. Go To Ortho, therefore, is the go-to place to see qualified specialists from the start for better outcomes and less hassle–getting the care you need when you need it.  It is a more cost-effective way for integrated, streamlined care.


Other added benefits for our patients include

  • We provide stitches, x-ray and cast-splint-brace services on-site.
  • We provide full-service trauma care.
  • We accept walk-in appointments.  No appointment is necessary.
  • We accept most major insurance providers.
  • We can treat patients both in-network and out-of-network.


Let Go To Ortho be your go-to place for quick-care orthopedic injury treatment.

When should you see an orthopedic surgeon?

An orthopedic surgeon is an expert with extensive training in the proper diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.


You should see an orthopedic surgeon if you suffer from long-term tendon, muscle or joint pain in your ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, or back, especially if you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms: 

  • Pain in muscles, tendons, or joints that persists for more than a few days.
  • Swelling or bruising around the joint or the location of an injury.
  • Limited range of motion, such as an inability to straighten the back.
  • Joint Deformity
  • Signs of infection, including heat, inflammation, fever, and/or redness.

What conditions does an orthopedic doctor treat?

Aside from treating broken bones and repairing painful joints, orthopedic doctors also treat patients for other orthopedic problems, including:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Back pain, Ruptured Discs, and Spinal Stenosis
  • Bone Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel, Hand Arthritis, and Hand Injuries
  • Club Foot, Bow Legs, and Hip Dysplasia
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Bunions
  • Arthritis


Typically, an orthopedic doctor explores nonsurgical treatment options first, such as pain medication or physical therapy. If the patient doesn’t respond to nonsurgical treatments, surgical options may be considered.

What does an orthopedic doctor do?

An orthopedic doctor specializes in issues, injuries, and diseases pertaining to the musculoskeletal system. These doctors specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles.


Some orthopedists are generalists, while others specialize in certain areas of the body, such as:

  • Hip and Knee
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Spine

How Do I Book an Appointment?

The easiest, fastest way to book an appointment at Go To Ortho is on the homepage of our website.  However, walk-in appointments are also welcome during regular business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  You can also call (503) 850-9950 to make an appointment.

Is my visit at Go To Ortho covered by my insurance?

Yes, we accept most major providers, and can also treat patients both in-network and out-of-network.

Can I get an MRI at Go To Ortho?

No, but we do perform X-rays and casting on site.