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The Shriners Children’s™ is committed to providing the best care for children in their specialty area of Orthopaedics, regardless of a family’s ability to pay –  Exceptional Care for Kids. For more information about a particular condition call 800-361-7256 in Canada or 800-237-5055 in the U.S.


Orthopaedic care at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada is provided by board-certified pediatric orthopaedic surgeons, surgeons and neurosurgeons from the faculty of first-class teaching institutions in the Montreal area, who specialize in the following areas:

  • General pediatric orthopaedic surgery
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Upper extremity and hand surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastics

Management of orthopaedic conditions

We provide surgical and nonsurgical management of pediatric orthopaedic conditions with state-of-the-art techniques. In addition to providing orthopaedic care for stable fractures, our specialized multidisciplinary teams care for children with rare orthopaedic conditions.

Learn more about some of our specialty services for:

Inclusive approach to care

Our orthopaedic staff work collaboratively with primary care physicians, parents and the patient to develop comprehensive treatment plans that meet the individual needs of each patient. Through innovative care, we instill confidence and teach patients that there are no limits to what they can do. Regardless of your child’s medical condition or needs, you can expect to benefit from the expertise of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the needs of your child. Our hospital helps ensure patients receive an optimal outcome by providing all aspects of inpatient and outpatient orthopaedic care, including surgery, on-site rehabilitation, treatment and psychological support.

Orthopaedic surgical procedures include:

  • General orthopaedic procedures
  • Clubfoot surgery
  • Hand and upper-extremity reconstructive surgery
  • Hip reconstructive surgery
  • Limb lengthening
  • Neurosurgical procedures
  • Reconstructive surgery to improve gait
  • Spinal deformity surgery
  • Stable fractures

Orthopaedic conditions treated include:

Hand and upper-extremity conditions

  • Arthrogryposis contractures
  • Brachial plexus palsy
  • Constriction band syndrome
  • Polydactyly, syndactyly
  • T.A.R. syndrome
  • Ulnar/radial deficiencies

Lower-extremity conditions

  • Femoral-acetabular impingement (surgical hip dislocation)
  • Hip dysplasia/dislocation, DDH
  • Leg length discrepancies
  • Perthes
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)

Knee conditions

  • Anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL), meniscus injury, discoid meniscus
  • Blount’s disease, bowed legs, knock knees
  • Nail-patella syndrome
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesion
  • Patella-femoral instability

Foot conditions

  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, cavovarus foot deformity
  • Cleft foot, polydactyly
  • Clubfoot (Ponseti casting)
  • Flatfoot
  • In-toeing/out-toeing
  • Tarsal coalition
  • Toe-walking
  • Vertical talus

Spinal conditions

Limb length discrepancy

  • Congenital, acquired conditions
  • Dwarfism
  • Hemihypertrophy/hemiatrophy

Benign bone tumors

  • Exostosis
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Ollier disease
  • Osteiod osteoma, osteoblastoma
  • Simple-unicameral bone cyst

Skeletal dysplasia

Neurologic conditions

Cerebral palsy

  • Contractures, hip dysplasia, scoliosis
  • Gait disturbances, gait analysis

Chest wall anomalies

  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pectus carinatum


Osteogenesis imperfecta


Spina bifida


Orthopaedic syndromes and diseases treated include:

  • DiGeroge syndrome
  • Diastrophic dysplasia
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Fascioscapulohumeral dystrophy
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Freeman-Sheldon syndrome
  • Gaucher disease (orthopaedic and hip problems associated with this disease only)
  • Goldenhar syndrome (hemifacial microsomia)
  • Klippel-Feil syndrome
  • Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome
  • Larsen syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Mobius syndrome
  • Nail-Patella syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis-tibial pseudoarthrosis
  • Poland syndrome
  • Polymyositis
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Rett syndrome
  • Schwartz-Jampel syndrome
  • Stickler syndrome
  • Treacher Collins syndrome
  • Turner syndrome
  • Werding-Hoffmann disease
  • Williams syndrome