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Shriners Hospitals for Children Holds Orthopaedic Outreach Clinics for Children

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    NEW YORK, Aug. 23 /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 the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York
 City on Saturday, September 9, 2000.  The clinic site is the Hospital for
 Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street (between York Avenue and the FDR Drive).
     Shriners Hospitals' second orthopaedic clinic will be held in cooperation
 with Montefiore Medical Center on Wednesday, September 13, 2000.  The clinic
 site is Montefiore Medical Center, 3400 Bainbridge St., 6th Floor orthopaedic
 department, Bronx, NY.
     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 Hospitals in 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, they have 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

SOURCE Shriners Hospitals for Children

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