Dr. Michelle James Speaks at Conference for Parents of Children with Neurofibromatosis

Michelle James, M.D., Chief of Orthopaedics at the Northern California Shriners Hospital, discussed orthopaedic challenges that can face children with neurofibromatosis at a symposium hosted by the UC Davis Department of Pediatrics on Saturday, April 16.

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a fairly common genetic condition that may cause problems with the skin, nerves and bones in children.  “Up to 30 percent of children with neurofibromatosis have orthopaedic problems such as scoliosis, deformities of the leg or forearm, or overgrowth of a finger, toe, arm or leg.  I want parents of children with NF to know that the orthopaedic team at Shriners Hospitals for Children is a resource to them,” Dr. James said.

A statewide leader in pediatric orthopaedics, our Northern California Shriners Hospital is ranked by U.S. News & World Report* as one of the top 50 pediatric orthopaedic programs in the nation in conjunction with UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research.  Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000.

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 | ccurran@shrinenet.org

 

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