General Orthopedic Program | Patient Resources

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Contact the General Orthopedic Program

  • 617-355-6021
  • International: +1-617-355-5209
  • Locations

We believe that exceptional medical care begins with excellent customer service. We understand that going to the hospital or doctor’s office can be a pretty scary experience for children and parents alike. So, from the moment you step into our doors, we strive to make your overall patient experience as pleasant as possible by providing excellent customer service throughout all aspects of our department.

This includes preparing your child for a difficult procedure or using coping techniques during a procedure to reduce pain, fear and anxiety.

Our doctors, nurses, specialists and other staff are not only highly-skilled, they’re also expert listeners. Each one of our staff members will make sure to communicate with you every step of the way during your child’s visit. This approach ensures that you are fully aware of all aspects of your child’s condition, recommended procedures, prescribed medicines and their potential side-effects.


Planning a visit to the Orthopedic Center? Check out Your Orthopedic Visit page for helpful information on what you can expect.

Fact Sheets

School Nurse's Guide to Scoliosis (interactive pdf 5mb)

What to look for, how it's treated-- and what it's like to live with. A scoliosis e-book for School Nurse's and other professionals.

Bone health awareness tip sheet (pdf 550kb)

Bone is living, growing tissue, so building strong bones throughout childhood can help kids stay strong through adulthood, and help prevent osteoporosis.

Cast Care and Maintenance

Learn more about the orthopedic conditions we treat.

Publications and Research

Ongoing orthopedic research.

External Resources

•   American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
•   Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA)

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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