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Established in 1903, the Orthopedic Center at Boston Children's Hospital is one of the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary programs in the nation for the care of children and young adults with a wide range of developmental, congenital, neuromuscular and post traumatic conditions of the musculoskeletal system.
With over 96,000 outpatient visits and 6,000 surgical procedures per year, Boston Children's Orthopedic Center leads the nation in the care and treatment of children and young adults with a wide variety of orthopedic conditions.
• 27 orthopedic surgeons
• 13 primary care sports medicine physicians
• 1 orthopedists
• 2 sports medicine psychologists
• 2 podiatrists
• 3 physiatrists
• 1 nutritionist
• 11 residents and fellows
• 13 physician assistants
• 12 nurse practitioners
• 10 RNs
• 3 athletic trainers
• a full team of physician/occupational therapists, brace and cast technicians
If you are a pediatrician or general practitioner who would like to refer a patient with an orthopedic condition to Boston Children's Hospital for an appointment or second opinion, please call 617-355-6021.
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Orthopedic Urgent Care Clinic
A daily clinic staffed by mid-level providers who are dedicated to seeing children with injuries and musculoskeletal problems that require prompt evaluation and care.
Bone and Soft Tissue Tumor Program
Combining the expertise of Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide medical and surgical care for children and adolescents with benign or malignant bone and soft tissue tumors.
Brachial Plexus Program
Provides comprehensive care for children with acute and chronic brachial plexus palsies.
Cerebral Palsy Program
Provides interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of children with a variety of neuromuscular conditions, including static encephalopathy, progressive neuromuscular conditions and congenital anomalies.
Child and Adult Hip Preservation Program
Offers internationally recognized expertise for treating hip disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.
General Orthopedic Program
Nationally known as the preeminent center for the care of children and young adults with a wide range of developmental, congenital, neuromuscular and post-traumatic problems of the musculoskeletal system.
Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program
Provides comprehensive care to infants, children and young adults with a wide range of congenital, neuromuscular, sports related, traumatic and post-traumatic hand and upper extremity problems.
Lower Extremity Program
Offers comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, non-operative and operative management of complex disorders of the lower extremities.
Myelodysplasia (Spina Bifida) Program
One of the oldest and largest comprehensive, interdisciplinary centers for the care of children with spina bifida in the country. Scheduling: 617-355-7641.
Orthopedic Trauma Program
The Orthopedic Center works closely with the Trauma Program to provide coordinated care for children with musculoskeletal injuries.
Skeletal Growth Disorders Program
Provides an interdisciplinary approach to the medical and surgical management and care of children and young adults with skeletal growth disorders.
Provides diagnosis, non-operative and surgical treatment of complex and routine spinal deformities and conditions.
Provides comprehensive assessment, treatment and follow-up care to children, adolescents and young adults with sports-related orthopedic injuries. Scheduling: 617-355-3501.
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