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Local Shriners Turn Out to Help Kids Get Free Orthopaedic Screenings

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One in four Americans suffers an impairment impacting their ability to move.  In fact, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says bone and joint problems are among the most common health challenges facing Americans.  Children are no exception.

But today, many conditions such as brittle bone disease, juvenile arthritis and spine conditions are treatable.  The first step is screening for orthopaedic specialty care.

Shriners Hospital for Children out of Twin Cities visited Bismarck today for just that reason.  Many local Shriners turned out too, so they could help ensure kids get the care they need.

"Our staff has many years of experience and they're able to identify problems today that may evolve into more serious problems later on.  As we know, a little treatment early on sometimes saves a lot of treatment later in life," says Charlie Lobeck, Administrator, Shriners Hospital for Children, Twin Cities.

Shriners Hospital for Children provides comprehensive medical, surgical and rehabilitative care for kids with orthopaedic conditions regardless of their ability to pay.  About 82 area children showed up today for the screening.

If you know a child with a bone, joint or muscle condition who missed the free screening, you can contact Shriners Hospital for Children at www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org, or by calling 612-596-6100.


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