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Patient Story | Alec and Dr. Peter Smith

In this patient centered segment, Alec Cabacungan, national patient spokesperson for Shriners Hospitals for Children and Dr. Peter Smith, MD, Director of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago, join the show to share Alec's story of inspiration, determination and how Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago helped Alec and why he thinks other families should come here.


Nursing at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago

It is the mission of the nurses at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago to demonstrate excellence by applying knowledge and skills to provide compassionate care. The nursing team embraces the responsibility to preserve integrity and strives to provide a safe and respectful environment, through maintaining competency and promoting professional growth. Theresa Martinez, RN, MSN, BSN, CCRN-K shares how the nurses at Shriners Hospitals for Children- Chicago are committed to excellence in...


Pediatric Rehabilitation Services Provided at Shriners Chicago

The rehabilitation department at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Chicago provides evidence-based, individualized physical, occupational, speech and recreational therapy by expert, compassionate professionals in a collaborative, positive and supportive environment. Ann Flanagan, PT PCS, and Rachel Grant, MSNM, OTR/L share an overview of the multidisciplinary pediatric rehabilitation services provided at Shriners and some of the latest technology in pediatric rehab today.


Recreational Therapy / Child Life at Shriners Hospitals

Hospitalization can be a stressful time for your child and your family. By helping your child prepare, you can make the hospital experience more comfortable and positive Amanda Hogle, CTRS Recreational Therapist, and Allison Goldstein, B.S., CCLS Certified Child Life Specialist, share tips for parents to prepare their child for a hospital visit and why recreation and activities are particularly important for children with special needs or physical disabilities.


Hand Conditions in Children & Brachial Plexus

Hand disorders in children are more common than people realize, and there are many new treatments to help children with hand conditions such as syndactyly and polydactyly. Pediatric hand surgery is a growing field that takes extra precise skills plus the caring nature of working with children. In this podcast, Felicity Fishman, M.D, discusses hand conditions in children, including syndactyly, polydactyly, and brachial plexus, and the treatment options available at Shriners Hospital for...


Specialty Orthopaedics: a Patient Experience at Shriners

The pediatric orthopaedic surgery service at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago includes board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons from the faculty of first-class teaching institutions in the Chicagoland area. Our Chicago pediatric orthopaedic staff works collaboratively with primary care physicians, parents and the patient to develop comprehensive treatment plans that meet the individual needs of each patient. Through innovative pediatric care, we instill...


Arthritis in Children | Shriners Hospitals Care for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Arthritis and other inflammatory joint and autoimmune conditions are very common in children, contrary to what people may think. Children can be diagnosed with arthritis from a very early age. Dr. Linda Wagner-Weiner joins the show to discuss treatment options for children suffering from arthritis and how our overall goal is to restore function and allow each child to reach his or her full potential.


The Latest Treatments for Scoliosis

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago offers an extensive spinal deformity program. Treatment for a spinal condition, including scoliosis, varies depending on the cause of the disorder and progression of the spinal curve. The medical staff includes board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons from the faculty of first-class teaching institutions in the Chicagoland area. Joining the show to discuss the exciting new advances in treatments for scoliosis and spinal deformities is...


Limb Differences in Children | Pediatric Orthopaedics

If your child was born with a limb difference or has undergone an amputation due to a disease or an accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for support. Since Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago was founded in 1926; braces, orthotics and prosthetics have been an important part of the services offered to our patients. With the completion of the new Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) on-site laboratory, patients now have the option to be measured and fitted...


Pediatric Orthopaedics: Using Gait Analysis in Children-Our Specialized Care in Osteogenesis ...

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare disorder that causes bones to break easily. Children with OI may sustain broken bones from seemingly minor injuries where children without the disorder may not have a fracture. The motion analysis center located inside Shriners Hospitals for Children, provides motion analysis to children and uses the data collected to help doctors provide the most effective care for each patient, including those with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). In this inspiring...


Plastic Surgery in Children: Cleft Lip & Palate

Facial clefts occur in nearly one out of 600 births in the United States and are the most common birth defects treated by pediatric plastic surgeons. Clefts of the lip and palate are complex conditions, which affect not only the child’s appearance and self-esteem, but also a child’s ability to breathe, speak, hear and eat properly. Because of this, treatment involves the close cooperation of a number of medical and dental specialists, and represent a special challenge to the medical...


Spinal Cord Injury Rehab at Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago

Each year 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) are reported throughout the U.S. Approximately 10 percent affect children under age 16. In the mid-1980s, Shriners Hospitals for Children established the nation’s first SCI rehabilitation programs specifically designed for children and teenagers. The groundbreaking research at Shriners Hospitals for children has led to innovative treatment techniques, providing care that helps children lead a full, active and healthy life. Here to...