General Orthopedic Program Patient Resources

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Contact the General Orthopedic Program

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  • International: +1-617-355-5209
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Boston Children's Orthopedic ProgramWe 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.

Patient Stories

Houston girl with cleft hand plays piano and wows surgeon
July 30, 2015

Though Jessica was born with a cleft hand she has mastered piano and more. Listen to her play and read her story. Read more.

Brewing a great doctor-patient relationship
June 26, 2015
Brooke, a 20-year-old Northeastern University student from Miami with chronic health issues, loves Starbucks. So does her doctor, Kate Ackerman from Boston Children’s Hospital’s Female Athlete Program. Through their shared love of lattes, Brooke has learned to navigate the health system. Read about how Brooke conquered compartment syndrome. Read more.

How running with Team Hoyt changed this father’s life
June 18, 2015
Elijah had a rough start in life. He didn’t take his first breath until two-and-a-half minutes after birth; then he developed seizures. He was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. His parents Brian and Leah made sure to find the best care for Elijah. But Brian wanted more. He wanted a father-son activity. He found what he was looking for and much more when he started running with Team Hoyt. Read more.

Visit our orthopedic patient stories page to read more.


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

Fact Sheets

PDF downloads:

   •   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)

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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