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For over 90 years, Shriners Hospitals for Children has had a history of providing orthopaedic care in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Since 1926, orthopaedic surgical expertise has been a part of the multidisciplinary specialized care provided to patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia.

Our expanded orthopaedic services and specialized staff care for children with spinal cord injuries, spinal conditions, bone and joint disorders, neuromuscular disorders and other orthopaedic conditions. Our staff works collaboratively with primary care physicians and parents to develop comprehensive treatment plans that meet the individual needs of each patient.

Orthopaedic conditions treated include:

Hand and upper extremity problems

Lower extremity problems

Spine problems

Muscular/neuromuscular/inflammatory disorders

Specific orthopaedic problems

Pediatric rehabilitation

Other conditions not listed above will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis with consideration given to the specialized care provided by this and other Shriners Hospitals for Children. Read more about the conditions we treat. If, during the referral/inquiry process, our clinical team determines the patient’s needs would be best met at another Shriners Hospitals for Children, the patient will be referred.

Collaborative approach to orthopaedics

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia is a place where hope and healing come together. Through our innovative care, we instill confidence and teach our patients there are no limits to what they can do. All patients and families, regardless of their medical condition or needs, can expect to benefit from the expertise of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the needs of your child. Our hospital helps ensure patients receive an optimal outcome by providing all aspects of inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic care; including psychological support, rehabilitation, observation, treatment and if needed, surgery.