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For more than a century, orthopedic surgeons and investigators at Boston Children's Hospital have played a vital role in the field of musculoskeletal research, pioneering treatment approaches and major advances in the care and treatment of ailments such as scoliosis, polio, tuberculosis, hip dysplasias and traumas to the hand and upper extremities.
Our pioneering research helps answer the most pressing questions in pediatric orthopedics today—providing children with the most innovative care available.
The Orthopedic Center takes great pride in our basic science and clinical research leaders, who are recognized throughout the world for their respective achievements. Our orthopedic research team includes
• 8 full-time basic scientists
• 37 clinical investigators
• a team of research coordinators and statisticians
The Clinical Effectiveness Research Center (CERC) helps coordinate research and clinical trials to improve the quality of life for children with musculoskeletal disorders. This collaborative clinical research program is unique in the nation and plays an instrumental role in establishing—for the first time—evidence-based standards of care for pediatric orthopedic patients throughout the world.
• brachial plexus birth palsy research
• hip disorders research
• spinal disorders research
• trauma/fractures research
• hand and upper extremity disorders research
Working in our basic science laboratories are some of the leading musculoskeletal researchers in the nation. Our orthopedic labs include
• orthopedic basic science research
• center for the study of genetic skeletal disorders
• sports medicine research laboratory
• Matthew Harris laboratory
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.”