Shrine Club Offers

Published 2:48 pm Tuesday, September 13, 2011

On Saturday, October 1, the Southside Shrine Club, in cooperation with the Southside Community Hospital, will hold their fifth annual screening clinic to locate children who might be helped through medical treatment at the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The clinic will be held in the surgical wing of the hospital between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Shriners Hospitals provide excellent specialized medical care for children less than 18 years of age who have orthopedic problems, burn injuries, and cleft lip and palate. This care is provided regardless of the patient's ability to pay. The orthopedic department of Shriners Hospitals for Children treats congenital orthopedic deformities, problems resulting form orthopedic injuries and diseases of the bones, joints and muscles and pediatric sports injuries. The following disorders are some of the common orthopedic problems treated at Shriners Hospitals: scoliosis, brittle bone disease, orthopedic problems of cerebral palsy, hand problems, back problems, limb deficiencies and growth problems, spine bifida, club foot, leg length discrepancies, orthopedic problems resulting from neuromuscular disorders, development problems of the hip, and rickets.

The burn division of Shriners Hospitals is staffed and equipped to treat patients with the following: acute burns, patients needing plastic reconstructive or restorative surgery as a result of “healed” burns, severe scarring resulting in contractures or interference with mobility of the limbs, and scarring and deformity of the face.

If you know of any children suffering from any of these conditions please urge them to attend this clinic. For further information contact: (in Farmville), Dean Palmer at (434) 390-2916, in Crewe/Burkeville, Percy Cochran, (434) 767-3735, in Amelia, Rip Willis, (804) 561-2115 and in Keysville, Ken Crawford, (434) 736-8731.