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Free screenings for children with bone, muscle or joint problems scheduled

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There will be a screening clinic for children with bone, muscle or joint problems from 8 a.m. to noon April 8 at Northern Orthopedics, 2014 South Sixth St., Brainerd.

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For an appointment, call (888) 293-2832, ext. 6105, but walk-ins are welcome.

The screening, sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children, is for children with arthogryposis (stiff joints), cerebral palsy, clubfoot, hip conditions, osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bones), juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, limb deformities, limb length differences, neurological disorders, rickets, scar revisions, scoliosis, specialized plastic surgery, spina bifida/myelodysplasia, spine conditions and sports injuries.

Children are eligible to receive care if they are under the age of 18 with a treatable orthopedic condition. Income, financial status and/or insurance coverage has no impact on eligibility for services.

For more information, call Rod Hanson at 829-7382.

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