We participate in Shrine and Civic Parades, wear funny hats, drive funny cars and have a good time. We also provide the best healthcare you will ever find with our Shrine Hospitals for Children. Any child to the age of 18 can receive care for many birth defects, burns, disease and injuries at one of our many Shrine Hospitals regardless of patient or parents ability to pay.

We feel that children are this world’s most valuable commodity and anything we can do to make them happy and help them get well is an investment in our future. If you know of a child that could benefit from the generosity of the Adkar Shrine, it is easy to get them connected with us.

Simply contact any Shriner or any Shrine Center, or click here for Tulsa Akdar Shrine Center contact information and they can assist the parents to complete and submit an application.

Once they are accepted into the program, we will arrange transportation to the closest Hospital and get their child evaluated. For any child 18 years and younger with a burn or orthopedic problem, if, the opinion of the chief of staff, that there is possibility of treatment to benefit the child, they will be referred and transferred to a Shrine Hospital.

A wide and varied list of orthopedic ailments, including cerebral palsy, cleft palette, club foot, limb length discrepancy, spinal cord injury and spina bifida. Among all those, our Shrine Hospitals also treat children with severe burns, all at no charge. A list of burn and orthopedic conditions we treat at Shriners Hospitals are as follows. This is not a complete list and any parent of a child that has any form of burn, orthopedic or spinal cord injury may be eligible for treatment.

Orthopedic Conditions Treated at Shriners Hospitals:

Congenital orthopedic deformities, problems resulting from orthopedic injuries and diseases of the bones, joints and muscles are treated at the orthopedic Shriners Hospitals for Children treat. Among those disorders are:

  • Spinal Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spondylolysthesis & spondylolisthesis
  • Marie Strumpel Disease (rheumatoid spondylitis)
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Equinovarus (club foot)
  • Talipes calcaneovalgus
  • Metatarsus adductus
  • Tarsal coalition
  • Pes valgus (flat foot)
  • Hip, Knee and Leg Disorders
  • Genu valgus & varum
  • Tibial & femoral torsion
  • Leg-length discrepancy
  • Developmental dislocated hip
  • Legg-Perthes disease (development problems of the hip)
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Limb, Hand and Toe Disorders
  • Hand problems
  • Constricting bands of digits, arms and toes
  • Supernumerary digits
  • Syndactyly of fingers and toes
  • Absence of limb, partial or complete
  • Back problems
  • Limb Deficiency
  • Upper and lower extremity prosthesis
  • Special Orthopaedic Problems
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Tendon lacerations
  • Chest deformities
  • Rickets
  • Osteomyelisis
  • Exostosis
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease)
  • Growth problems
  • Neurological Diseases
  • Orthopaedic problems of cerebral palsy
  • Orthopaedic problems of spina bifida and myelodysplasia (paralysis of limbs due to faulty congenital development of the spine and spinal nerves)
  • Muscular dystropy
  • Sports Injuries
  • Torn meniscus
  • ACL tear
  • Ligament tears in knee
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Knee dislocation
  • Patellar instability
  • Burn and Scar Revisions
  • Surgical treatment for burn scar residuals
  • Orthopaedic problems resulting from neuromuscular disorders

Children who have suffered from and have healed from serious burns are treated at Shrine Hospitals for any deformity of the limbs, developed orthopedic complications and scarring.

Burn Treatment

Shrine Hospitals are staffed with the best equipment and professionals to treat children brought into our Burn Centers. Among the type of burns we treat are:

  • Acute burns
  • Patients needing plastic reconstructive or restorative surgery as a result of “healed” burns
  • Severe scarring, resulting in contractures or interference with mobility of the limbs
  • Scarring and deformity of the face