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Shriners aim to help kids at Saturday’s mini-clinic

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Kerbela Shrine Temple, Knoxville, will have its annual free mini-clinic this weekend.

The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 in Kerbela Shrine Temple at 315 Mimosa Ave. Call 573-1901 for details.

The screening helps identify children who can benefit from orthopedic and burn care at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Children up to age 18 are eligible for free care at the hospitals if, after examination by a Shriners Hospital physician, there is a reasonable possibility they can benefit from the specialized services available.

Free expert medical treatment is available for children who suffer from problems associated with healed burns, as well as those with afflictions in the bones, joints or muscles.

Shriners Hospitals treat conditions such as scoliosis, neuromuscular disorders, hand and back problems, leg-length discrepancies, rickets, congenital hip problems, rheumatoid arthritis and other orthopedic problems.

Patient acceptance is based solely on a child’s medical needs.