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World-Class Pediatric Orthopaedic Clinic Now Open for Kids
Date:5/20/2009

Clinic Provides Comprehensive Treatment for Children's Pediatric Disorders

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, a world leader in orthopaedic patient care, research and education for nearly a century, announced today the Renee and Meyer Luskin Children's Clinic of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital is officially open and treating patients. The clinic will serve the needs of children in the surrounding area with world-class pediatric orthopaedic care. Renee and Meyer Luskin generously provided the seed funding for the clinic.

The clinic provides preeminent treatment for a full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic conditions such as cerebral palsy, clubfoot, fractures, hemophilia, scoliosis, foot, ankle, hand, wrist and hip disorders, spina bifida and other musculoskeletal disorders. As an outpatient facility, the clinic is open five days a week with eight exam rooms, a large cast room, state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment and a child-friendly waiting area.

"Our doors are open and we looking forward to welcoming the children of this community," commented Anthony Scaduto MD, chief of pediatric orthopaedics at Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital. "Our doctors are leaders in pediatric orthopaedics and we are eager to expand our work and continue to change and improve thousands of children's lives each year."

The Renee and Meyer Luskin Children's Clinic of Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital is led by Dr. Scaduto and Dr. Richard Bowen and supported by physicians from Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital and the UCLA Health System. The clinic is located at 1530 Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica and is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The number for the clinic is (310) 395-4814; for more information www.orthohospital.org/smclinic

Surgical and other inpatient services will be provided at the neighboring Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. In early 2011, the new Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital is scheduled to open, at which time both the children's clinic and inpatient services will be handled under the same roof. This new hospital is anticipated to be the most advanced pediatric orthopaedic facility in the country.

About Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital:

Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital is a recognized world leader in orthopaedic patient care, education and research. The hospital provides improved quality of life for children and adults with crippling disorders. For nearly a century, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital has been helping children afflicted with these conditions to lead healthy, active lives, regardless of their family's ability to pay. The hospital is supported by the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital Foundation and is expanding its treatment and research facilities both in downtown Los Angeles and across the Westside. In alliance with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the new Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital is under construction and the Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center opened its doors in 2007. It is the largest and most sophisticated musculoskeletal research facility in the world conducting ongoing research to address common and rare musculoskeletal issues in children and research to test and improve orthopaedic surgical techniques. www.orthohospital.org.


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