Orthopaedic Screening Clinics

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Shriners throughout the Midwest will host several orthopaedic screening clinics this spring and summer to help local parents determine if their children are eligible for treatment at Shriners Hospitals for Children® — St. Louis. These clinics, provided free for families, will screen children for orthopaedic conditions treatable at the pediatric specialty hospital.

Medical professionals at these clinics will help identify children in the area who can benefit from the expert care in pediatric orthopaedics provided by some of the world’s foremost orthopaedic surgeons at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis. However, children will not be diagnosed, they will only be evaluated to determine if the child has a condition treatable at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

All are welcome. Families need not know a Shriner to attend the clinic. All care at Shriners Hospitals for Children is provided regardless of the patients' ability to pay. Please note, if your town is not hosting a screening clinic, but you would like to refer a child to Shriners Hospitals for Children, please feel free to call our toll-free patient referral number at 1-800-850-2960 (M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Below is a short sampling of conditions and needs that can be evaluated at screening clinics. Many more orthopaedic conditions are treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Hip problems
Knee or leg problems
Leg or arm-length differences
Complex – non-emergency - athletic injuries
Bowed legs
Shoulder, arm or hand problems/disorders
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
Cerebral palsy
Spina bifida
Brittle or soft bone diseases
Children who need prosthetics or artificial limbs
Children who need arm, back or leg braces

Following is a list of upcoming clinics - walk-ins are welcome!

Saturday, May 11

Quincy, IL
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
TNT, 5101 Oak Street, Quincy
For information, contact John O'Brien at 217-257-5866

Salem, IL
9 - 11 a.m.
Salem Township Hospital, 1201 Ricker Drive
For information, call 618-548-2155

Robinson, IL
8 a.m. - Noon
Crawford Memorial Hospital
For information, call 618-586-5618

Davenport, IA - Saturday, May 25
9 a.m. - Noon
Masonic Center, 511 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Davenport
For information, call 800-670-5222 or 563-386-2526

Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis is recognized throughout the Midwest as a leader in treating orthopaedic conditions, with some of the world’s most renowned surgeons affiliated with Washington University School of Medicine. The hospital is co-listed with Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital as the #8 pediatric orthopaedic hospital in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

For information, please contact:
Ray A. Rohr