Care and Treatment

At Shriners Hospitals for Children® we believe in family-centered care. Here, the child and family are at the heart of our medical team. Every treatment we choose, every decision we make is geared toward giving a child the skills and abilities to live a healthy, productive life.

The care given here is the best in the world, and many techniques and treatments that are common in hospitals around the country today were pioneered right here at Shriners Hospitals for Children.


Since the founding of our first hospital in 1922, treating orthopaedic conditions has been the foundation of Shriners Hospitals for Children®. The diseases and disorders we treat are wide-ranging and diverse. Whether we are treating bone deformities such as clubfoot, neuromuscular conditions such as cerebral palsy or genetic anomalies such as achondroplasia, our goal is to help each child become as functional and healthy as possible.

With the largest full-time staff of pediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the United States, as well as a comprehensive team of physical, occupational, speech and other therapists, we are able to treat each child with a customized approach based on their overall health and medical conditions.

Conditions Treated

  • Amniotic Band Syndrome
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Blount’s Disease
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease
  • Clubfoot
  • Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
  • Dwarfism
  • Flat Feet
  • Fracture Complications
  • Friedreich’s Ataxia
  • In-Toeing
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Kyphosis
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Limb Deficiencies, Deformities & Length Discrepancies
  • Lordosis
  • Multiple Hereditary Exostosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Pectus Carinatum
  • Pectus Excavatum
  • Rickets
  • Scoliosis and Other Spine Conditions
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Burn Care

Shriners Hospitals for Children® has been a pioneer in burn care since we first started treating burn survivors in the 1960s. In fact, some of the most significant advancements in burn care – such as skin grafting and the development of engineered skin – were first made right here at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Our patients receive advanced care for burn injuries and related scarring, along with physical rehabilitation and emotional support to help them cope with re-entering their school or community after their injury.

Conditions Treated

  • Burns
  • Congenital Ear Deformity
  • Congenital Hairy Nevus
  • Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Inhalation Injuries
  • Necrotizing Cellulitis
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Port Wine Stains
  • Purpura Fulminans
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Cleft Lip and Palate

At Shriners Hospitals for Children®, patients with a cleft lip and/or palate are treated by a multi-disciplinary group of experts who work together to improve the child’s ability to eat, communicate, breathe and even feel good about their looks. Each patient’s unique treatment plan may include surgery, orthodontics, and hearing, speech and psychological therapies to restore them to optimal function and appearance.

Spinal Cord Injury

Shriners Hospitals for Children® was the first health care system in the country to develop spinal cord injury rehabilitation centers designed specifically for children. Our groundbreaking research has educated the medical community about the unique needs of children with spinal cord injuries and led to innovative treatment techniques for both children and adults.

From physical and occupational therapy, to training and fitting of adaptive devices, and support for transitioning back to the school or community, Shriners Hospitals for Children provide comprehensive care that helps children lead a full, active and healthy life.

Please note this is not an all inclusive list of conditions treated. For more information about a particular condition contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children directly or call 800-237-5055 in the U.S. or 800-361-7256 in Canada.