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Specialty clinics

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.

Limb deficiency

The limb deficiency clinic at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Greenville’s primary goal is to assist children and adolescents in achieving optimal independence while at home, school and play. The clinic offers patients who are missing one or more limbs, comprehensive care in one location. The limb deficiency clinic includes:

  • Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon
  • Physician assistant
  • Prosthetist
  • Prosthetic technician
  • Care coordinator
  • Occupational therapist (for those with an upper extremity deficiency)
  • Physical therapist (for those with a lower extremity deficiency)

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.

Spina bifida

Spina bifida is a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord or its coverings. At Shriner’s Hospitals for Children — Greenville, we offer an orthopaedic and multidisciplinary clinic to assist with spine care.

The orthopaedic clinics include:

  • Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Orthotist
  • Nursing
  • Full-time dedicated nurse practitioner
  • Motion analysis center
  • Bowel management

The multidisciplinary clinics include:

  • Pediatric orthopaedic surgeon
  • Pediatric neurosurgeon
  • Pediatric urologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Social worker
  • Full-time dedicated nurse practitioner
  • Bowel and bladder management

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.

   
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