Why choose the Orthopedic Center at Boston Children’s Hospital?

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Orthopedic Center is recognized across the world as the top center for the care of children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental, congenital, neuromuscular, sports injuries, and post-traumatic problems of the musculoskeletal system.

We are honored to be recognized by U.S. News and World Report as the nation’s #1 Orthopedic Center, Best Children’s Hospital. Our orthopedic team offers complete care for a wide variety of congenital and acquired disorders, including a full range of associated services, including physical and occupational therapy, sports medicine, and orthotic and prosthetic devices.

We are respected throughout the world for the scope of our expertise. Whether it’s a straightforward fracture or a highly complex case, we work with our patients and their families to ensure the best possible quality of life for every child under our care.

View full list of orthopedic conditions we treat.

Our team

When you or a loved one visits the Orthopedic Center, you will see a host of talented and dedicated professionals working collaboratively to provide the most comprehensive orthopedic care.

Boston Children's is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where our physicians hold faculty appointments. Medical residents and fellows are important team members who provide a unique perspective and component of care to our patients.

By working as a close-knit team, we conduct comprehensive evaluations of your child's condition and develop specialized treatments to reduce pain and return them to normal function. This collaborative approach allows us to treat the entire range of physical and psychological challenges our patients face. It also helps us provide a more accurate diagnosis, improved pain management, and prompt and effective treatment.

We’re proud to offer an approach to care that puts patients first. We’re also proud of our leadership in pediatric orthopedics. We are the largest pediatric orthopedic center in the nation, with more than 25 orthopedic surgeons and more than 15 primary care sports medicine physicians. We also have 13 specialty clinics, an on-site brace shop, plaster room, and an interdisciplinary team that includes:

  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Sports medicine physicians
  • Non-operative orthopedic physicans
  • Sports medicine psychologists
  • Podiatrists
  • Physiatrists
  • Dietitians
  • Residents and fellows
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • RNs
  • Athletic trainers
  • A full team of physical/occupational therapists, brace and cast technician