The song goes “head, shoulders, knees and toes”, but at Hoopfest this year the most common injuries treated were ankles, fingers, hands and wrists. For the second year, Inland Imaging provided free X-rays to injured participants of Hoopfest, the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament which takes place on the streets of downtown Spokane, WA.
Players were able to take advantage of five on-site urgent care centers and Inland Imaging which helped curb the high cost of hospital care.
“Having onsite X-ray, coupled with the first aid treatment available throughout Hoopfest, provides injured players with fast, convenient, quality care free of charge,” said Kathleen Wilson, Inland Imaging chief operating officer. “Not only does it keep players and their families from having to leave the event to find an urgent care center or emergency room, it saves them financially as well.”
The Inland Imaging staff worked closely with the urgent care tents staffed by area health care providers to quickly treat the injuries.
During the two-day event, 144 X-rays were performed in a tent located in Riverfront Park near the carousel. The most frequent injuries were ankles, fingers, hands, and wrists with 38 of the X-rays performed on ankles.
Inland Imaging is the only imaging company to offer on-site X-ray services for a large scale, outdoor athletic event.
“We see this as an opportunity to give back to the community who helped purchase the portable digital X-ray machine,” said Pam Pyrc, Inland Imaging director of marketing.
Inland Imaging plans to make this an annual event to better serve their community and help with rising health care costs.