Orthopaedic Outreach Clinics for Children

Nov 13, 2000, 00:00 ET from Shriners Hospitals for Children

    NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Shriners Hospitals for Children will
 hold 2 orthopaedic outreach clinics in the New York area.  The first clinic
 will be held in cooperation with Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY on
 Wednesday, December 6, 2000.  The clinic site is Montefiore Medical Center,
 3400 Bainbridge St., 6th Floor, orthopaedic department, Bronx, NY.
     Shriners Hospitals' second orthopaedic clinic will be held in cooperation
 with the Hospital for Special Surgery on Saturday, December 9, 2000.  The
 clinic site is the Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street (between
 York Avenue and the FDR Drive).
     Both outreach clinics are free of charge.  They are open to all children
 under 18 years of age regardless of race, religion, financial status or
 relationship to a Shriner.  Any child who has an orthopaedic problem is
 eligible for examination and treatment.  Advance appointments are required.
 To schedule an appointment for either of these clinics, parents should call
 Shriners Hospitals' Admission Department at 1-800-281-4050.
     Shriners Hospital for Children is equipped and staffed to provide care for
 virtually all pediatric orthopaedic problems, with the exception of acute
 trauma.  The hospital has developed a special expertise in the following
 areas:  Spinal Cord Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Scoliosis (curvature of the
 spine), Spina Bifida, Hand Disorders, Club Foot, Hip Disorders, Brittle Bone
 Disease and Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
     Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia treats patients from New York
 to Virginia.  Shriners also provides transportation at no charge for patients
 to be treated at their facility in Philadelphia.  Since 1926, Shriners
 Hospitals for Children, Philadelphia, has been providing expert medical care
 totally free of charge to children between the ages of birth to 18 years of
 age, with orthopaedic conditions resulting from injuries and diseases of the
 bones, joints and muscles as well as spinal cord injuries.

SOURCE Shriners Hospitals for Children