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Last modified: November 27, 2012, 1:22 AM
The Los Angeles Shriners Hospital is a 60-bed pediatric orthopaedic hospital providing comprehensive orthopaedic care to children at no charge. The hospital is one of 22 Shriners Hospitals throughout North America.
The Los Angeles Hospital accepts and treats children with routine and complex orthopaedic problems, utilizing the latest treatments and technology available in pediatric orthopaedics, resulting in early ambulation and reduced length of stay.
An interdisciplinary approach is used in patient care programs to ensure comprehensive care for each patient. The staff includes orthopaedists and pediatricians, as well as other medical specialists.
The Los Angeles Hospital is equipped and staffed to provide care for virtually all pediatric orthopaedic problems, with the exception of acute trauma.
Some of the orthopaedic problems most commonly treated at the Los Angeles Hospital include:
Amputation or deficiency of limbs
Burn scars (Deformities due to burns,reconstructive surgery,scar revision)
Cleft lip and palate
Orthopedic problems related to:
cerebral palsy, spina bifida,
Orthopedic congenital deformities
Orthopedic sports injuries
Osteogensis imperfecta (brtittle bone disease)
Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
Recognizing that the family plays a vital role in a child's ability to overcome an illness or injury, Shriners Hospitals for Children helps the family provide the support the child needs by involving the family in all aspects of the child's care and recovery.
The purpose of all Shriners Hospitals is to provide care to children with orthopaedic problems, burn or spinal cord injuries and certain other medical conditions, to help them lead fuller, more productive lives. By promoting the importance of the family and helping it become a stronger support system for the child, Shriners Hospitals can accomplish its purpose more effectively.