Braces, prosthetics and prosthetic devices - what to expect and on-site services at Shriners Children's.
Shriners Children's multidisciplinary team includes orthotists who create braces to meet the individual need of each child – whether to treat a complex condition or common injury.
Patient Story https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/News-and-Media/Patient-Stories/2020/08/With-great-bracing-comes-great-responsibility
Liam and Sarah, who is a professional photographer, have learned to embrace Liam’s scoliosis treatment by using his braces to create fantastical photos of Liam depicted as his favorite superheroes.
Shriners Children’s pioneered the use of the MAGEC System for treating early onset scoliosis. This magnetic rod-lengthening treatment gently guides the growth of the spine, without repeated surgeries.
Patient Story https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/News-and-Media/Patient-Stories/2020/07/Hip-dysplasia-cant-stop-Gwenyths-snuggles
When an ultrasound revealed Lauren’s 3-month-old daughter, Gwenyth, had bilateral hip dysplasia and would need to begin 24-hour bracing treatment right away, Lauren sobbed.
Patellar-femoral instability occurs when the kneecap gets dislocated from the joint. Non-operative care plans are often recommended, such as bracing and physical therapy. Shriners Children’s provides ...
MPFL tears can often occur from sporting activities that involve quick pivoting such as basketball, tennis, and football. Shriners Children's provides care for MPFL injuries through bracing, physical ...
The pediatric orthopedic physicians of Shriners Children's can diagnose Blount’s disease, also known as bowed legs, and recommend the best options for treatment – like bracing or surgery.
Nail-patella syndrome is a rare condition causing irregular growth of the nails, knees, elbows, and pelvis. Symptoms vary in severity, even among members of the same family, and treatment includes bra...
Lordosis is the excessive inward curvature of the spine in the lower back. Treatment at Shriners Children's may include physical therapy or bracing. Surgery may be necessary for severe cases.