Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California accepts
children under 18-years-old for
fracture follow-up. The Fracture Clinic is located at:
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California
2425 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
Children with the fractures listed below may be referred:
regardless of their ability to pay, and
by providing the information requested below to the SHCNC
Referral Center by faxing 916-453-2395, calling 916-453-2191 or
sending an e-mail.
Children will be seen as urgently as the next weekday after
your call, or as indicated based on their fracture.
Do not delay the referral in order to obtain
authorization, as delayed treatment of children’s fractures can
result in a poor outcome.
Fractures treated at Shriners Hospital Fracture Clinic
Upper extremity: Closed & splinted fractures of the clavicle,
humerus, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers with normal
vascular exam of the affected extremity. Displaced forearm
fractures should be reduced and splinted prior to referral, with
normal neurologic and vascular exams after reduction.
Lower extremity: Closed fractures of the patella, tibia,
fibula, ankle, foot and toes with normal vascular exam of the
affected extremity. Displaced tibia and fibula, ankle, and
hindfoot fractures should be reduced and splinted with neurologic
and vascular exams documented before and after reduction.
Fractures NOT treated at Shriners Hospital Fracture
Displaced supracondylar distal humerus fractures (prior to
reduction and definitive fixation)
Open fractures (prior to irrigation, debridement,
antibiotics, reduction & appropriate fixation and/or
Fractures with associated neurologic and/or vascular injuries
Fractures and dislocations that require emergency reduction
(prior to satisfactory reduction and appropriate fixation and/or
Non-displaced clavicle fractures, as they do not usually
require orthopaedic follow-up