Pediatric and Young Adult Orthopedic Center

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Whether it’s a broken arm, a sports-related injury or the most complex condition, Boston Children's Orthopedic Center is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients. We are honored to be recognized as the #1 Orthopedic Center, Best Children’s Hospital by both U.S. News and World Report and Parents Magazine.

Established in 1903, we are one of the world’s largest and most experienced pediatric orthopedic centers.  Every year, we attend to more than 100,000 patient visits and complete approximately 6,000 surgeries. We are committed to providing the best possible care for every patient we meet.

In our 13 specialty clinics, we treat the full spectrum of orthopedic conditions—ranging from fractures and sports-related injuries to scoliosis, hip conditions, brachial plexus and cerebral palsy. We blend cutting-edge treatments and innovative surgical approaches when needed with prompt, family-centered care. Our advanced, child-centered imaging capabilities help us provide the most accurate diagnosis. Our Orthopedic Urgent Care Clinic offers fast access to care at locations throughout Massachusetts.

Our treatments and innovations have evolved over the past century, but our philosophy has never changed: to relentlessly provide the best orthopedic care and patient service possible in order to improve the quality of life for our patients. We’re here for your family and are committed to support you every step of the way.

Orthopedic Center In the News

New Richmond first grader battling degenerative hip disease
New Richmond News, March 26, 2015

Three Biotech Solutions for Knee Repair
Scientific American, February 17, 2015

NASCAR's Hendrick Motorsports Takes Lead As Health Care Role Model
Forbes, February 16, 2015

The future of treating ACL tears
The Boston Globe,
November 6, 2014

Tommy John surgery and teen pitchers: what you need to know
Sports Illustrated,
September 8, 2014


Clinical Innovation: a better way to repair ACL tears

ACL Illustration

Orthopedic surgeon and researcher, Martha Murray, MD, is developing ways to stimulate the healing of a patient's own ACL, rather than replacing it.

After most ligament tears, a blood clot forms, providing a temporary bridge that cells can crawl onto to begin the healing process. But in ACL injuries, fluid inside the knee joint dissolves the clot, so this bridge never forms. Learn how Dr. Murray and her team developed a mixture of collagen hydrogel and platelet-rich blood plasma that could facilitate ACL healing and developed surgical devices for this procedure.

Facts and figures

Peter Waters, MD

Did you know that every year, Boston Children’s Orthopedic staff attends to about 100,000 patient visits, conducts 6,000 surgeries, and performs more than 300 spine operations. For more interesting statistics, visit our Facts and Figures section.

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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