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Orthopaedics

Since our first hospital opened its doors in 1922, providing care for pediatric orthopaedic conditions has been a foundation of Shriners Hospitals for Children. We can help children with essentially any orthopaedic condition, other than an acute trauma.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is dedicated to providing medical and rehabilitative services to children with congenital deformities and conditions, problems resulting from orthopaedic injuries, and diseases of the neuromusculoskeletal system.

The majority of our locations provide pediatric orthopaedic care. Commonly treated conditions include:

At 12 of our locations, the orthopaedic physicians and clinical staff have access to movement analysis laboratories. These high-tech labs use a system of reflective markers, high-speed cameras and computers to develop a model of a child’s walking pattern that can provide data to assist the medical team in recommending the best treatment plan.

In addition to innovative treatments and therapies, several Shriners Hospitals for Children have in-house orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) departments capable of creating a full range of devices. The O&P teams collaborate closely with the physicians, nurses and occupational and physical therapists to achieve the best possible outcome for their patients.

Our goal is to help each child become as healthy and independent as possible. We are dedicating to providing a complete range of appropriate medical and rehabilitative services to achieve this objective, including surgeries, physical, occupational and recreation therapies and orthotics and prosthetics.

At Shriners Hospitals for Children, each patient receives an individualized care plan incorporating the full range of needed multidisciplinary services, always incorporating the patient and family’s goals and addressing their concerns.

For more information about a particular condition contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children directly or call 800-237-5055 in the U.S. or 800-361-7256 in Canada.