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Periacetabular osteotomy surgery for hip dysplasia can be rough, but Anna, a young adult from N.H., found her surgery fueled a passion for medicine.Read More
Seven-year-old David is one of first U.S. patients to have MAGEC surgery for scoliosis. The magnetic growing rods mean he no longer needs a back brace and will have to have far fewer surgeries during childhood. David and his family celebrated by burning his dreaded back brace in a bonfire. It’s definitely reason to smile.Read More
Summer camp was not on 10-year-old Jen’s wish list. She never dreamed that going to Wounded Warrior Softball Kids Camp would change her life completely. Read how she learned to accept herself and how she is committed to helping other child amputees.Read More
Julia Marino thrives at high speed and great heights. In 2009, she was at the top of her game. Coaches and slopestyle skiers had pegged her as a rising star on the World Cup circuit. Then she crashed.Read More
“When I first met Dr. Waters, I felt like he was an angel. I knew we were in the right place and in the right hands,” recalls Jonathan Mora. Jonathan, his wife and their 6-month-old daughter had endured a bumpy ride since her birth.Read More
When Babson College soccer player Kristina Simonson was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and required two major surgeries (called periacetabular osteotomy or PAO), she turned to Boston Children’s Hospital’s Child and Young Adult Hip Preservation Program.Read More
When Taylor learned she needed surgery to treat her #scoliosis she was scared. Keeping close communication with her Boston Children's doctor made things far less overwhelming.Read More
Whether your child has a broken arm, sports-related injury or the most complex spine condition, Boston Children's Hospital's Orthopedic Center is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care.
Established in 1903, we are one of the world’s most experienced pediatric orthopedic centers, and with thirteen specialty clinics, we are the largest in the U.S. We are also one of the busiest. Each year, our orthopedic team attends to more than 100,000 patient visits and performs over 6,000 surgeries.
Our center offers the full spectrum of care for orthopedic conditions, developmental disorders, as well as congenital, neuromuscular and post-traumatic problems of the musculoskeletal system. We also offer physical and occupational medicine, as well as orthotic and prosthetic devices.
Yet, while our treatments and innovations have greatly evolved over the past century, our philosophy remains the same—to relentlessly provide the best orthopedic care and patient service possible in order to improve the quality of life for our patients.
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
Circus Smirkus to roll into Cheshire Fairgrounds this year
Brattleboro Reformer, June 19, 2014
Hope for an S-Shaped Back
New York Times, May 12, 2014
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.
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.
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