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Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada® is a bilingual, short term, acute care centre providing elective pediatric orthopaedic health care. The role of SHC-Canada is to promote health and to provide treatment and rehabilitation to children with orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal conditions. The Hospital is committed to excellence and innovation in clinical practice, research and education and to providing a caring environment to families.
We also seek to improve the safety and the quality of care for patients and further the understanding of diseases and conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, by supporting basic and clinical research programs in the areas of bone development and musculoskeletal diseases. Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada® is affiliated with McGill University and provides for clinical experience and teaching for residents and allied professionals.
Orthopedic Pediatric Care
The staff includes orthopaedists and pediatricians, as well as other medical specialists. The Shriners Hospital for Children— Canada® is equipped and staffed to provide care for virtually all pediatric orthopaedic problems, with the exception of acute trauma. Some of the orthopaedic problems most commonly treated at the hospital include:
- Scoliosis and other spinal deformities
- Spina bifida
- Skeletal growth abnormalities
- Orthopaedic problems of cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders
- Metabolic bone disease
- Hand disorders
- Hip disorders
- Limb deficiencies
- Leg length discrepancies
Francis Glorieux Chair in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research
On 13 September 2011, McGill University and Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada announced the creation of the Francis Glorieux Chair in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research at the hospital in Montreal.The $3-million Chair, established at McGill University and based at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Canada,is an academic appointment which will serve to attract orretain world-class scholars who pursue the understanding and treatment of complex orthopaedic conditions.