Spasticity is abnormal muscle stiffness, making it difficult for a child to perform coordinated movements. Doctors and therapists at Shriners Children’s provide prompt, family-centered care tailored to your child’s needs.
When your child is born with a condition like polydactyly – the existence of more than five fingers or toes on a single hand or foot – a great relationship with a care provider at Shriners Children's can help you feel secure.
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is a disease of the immune system in children that causes long-lasting joint swelling or stiffness. Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment of JIA at Shriners Children's is key.
Patient Story https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/News-and-Media/Patient-Stories/2020/08/Successful-chest-wall-reconstruction-allows-patient-to-pursue-his-dreams
Zachary's proper diagnosis of a rare chest wall condition, Currarino-Silverman syndrome, leads to reconstructive surgery that changes his life.
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Given a 5% chance to live, 11-year-old patient Brooklyn has spent her entire life overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles.
Patient Story https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/News-and-Media/Patient-Stories/2020/07/Family-finds-perfect-fit-for-daughters-scoliosis-care
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Honolulu's health care team attends to teen's scoliosis so she can continue living out her dreams without limits.
Patient Story https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/News-and-Media/Patient-Stories/2020/10/What-will-the-X-ray-say
Rebecca is understandably nervous. In less than a week, she will travel the 29 miles from her St. Peters, Missouri, home with her 13-year-old son, Joey, to Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis for his yearly follow-up. Joey will leave his mom in the waiting room, and a radiology technician wi...
Patient Story https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/News-and-Media/Patient-Stories/2020/08/Un-ao-sin-perder-la-esperanza
Medical discharge of one of our patients after almost a year of being hospitalized in several occasions.
Patient Story https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/News-and-Media/Patient-Stories/2020/08/Determined-patient-overcomes-obstacles-in-Eagle-Scout-project
Boy Scout and Shriners Hospitals for Children patient Riley recently overcame many obstacles to complete an Eagle Scout project to benefit patient families of the Erie Shriners Medical Center.
With advanced treatments and world-class expertise, Shriners Children's cares for and improves the lives of children with burn scars every day.