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Specialty clinics

Specialty clinics

Genetics

About one in 20 children are born with a genetic condition. For this reason, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville has partnered with Greenwood Genetics Center to provide a once-a-month comprehensive genetics clinic. The goals of this clinic are to diagnose and treat children with genetic conditions, as well as to provide the family with the information and guidance they will need for the management of their child’s condition. Information gained from a genetic evaluation may also help to determine the underlying cause of a child’s problem in addition to determining what the parents may expect for future siblings.

Rheumatology

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville provides a rheumatology clinic to address the needs of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Appropriate children for referral to this clinic include children with unexplained joint swelling and/or a positive blood test for JIA. Children with auto-immune disorders that do not involve the joints do not meet the criteria for this clinic.

Tone management

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville’s tone management clinic is comprised of a multidisciplinary team consisting of five physicians with specialized training in pediatric orthopaedics, neurosurgery, neurology, physiatry and genetics. Occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, registered nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, motion analysis center representatives and an intrathecal Baclofen therapy specialist support the physicians. The treatment plans that are developed in this very comprehensive clinic are individualized for each patient’s special needs. Examples of these plans of care can include recommendations for oral baclofen, baclofen trials to determine appropriateness of a Baclofen pump placement, Botulinum toxin A injections, orthopaedic surgery, stretch casting and physical and occupational therapies.