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