Shriners Hospitals to Hold Orthopaedic Outreach Clinics For Children

May 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Shriners Hospitals for Children

    NEW YORK, May 16 /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, May 19, 2001.  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 in Bronx, NY on Wednesday, June 6, 2001.  The
 clinic site is Montefiore Medical Center, 3400 Bainbridge St., 6th Floor,
 orthopaedic department, Bronx, NY.  An orthopaedic doctor from Shriners
 Hospitals will be on-site evaluating and treating patients at both outreach
     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 Hospitals 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 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.
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