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 injuries.
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