Lower Extremity Program | Overview

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Contact the Lower Extremity Program

  • 617-355-6021
  • International: +1-617-355-5209
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The Orthopedic Center's Lower Extremity Program at Boston Children's offers comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and non-operative and operative management for infants, children and adolescents with complex disorders of the lower extremities.

We are a multidisciplinary team of fellowship-trained, board-certified, pediatric orthopedic surgeons. And with more than 5,000 pediatric visits per year, our team is one of the most experienced in the country.  

Our specialties include:

•   consultation and evaluation
•   casting
•   orthotic and prosthetic management 
•   physical and occupational therapy
•   reconstructive surgery
•   Ponseti treatment of clubfoot 
•   minimally invasive telescopic Fassier Duval rods for osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)
•   limb lengthening

Patient Stories

Matt Freitas Ninja WarriorMatt’s story: No obstacles
July 20, 2016
Ninja warrior warriors are used to facing obstacles, but few have faced what 15-year-old Matt has. His right leg was amputated after a car crash when he was 11. Matt approached his recovery with complete grit and determination, vowing to get back to the lacrosse field. He's achieved that and much, much more. Read more...

George Davies - leg length discrepancy patient at Boston Children's HospitalGeorge the unstoppable conquers leg-length discrepancy
March 31, 2016
George was born with a rare genetic condition that resulted in a leg length discrepancy and has had three types of surgeries to stimulate bone growth in his left leg. Through it all, he's maintained his humor, developed a passion for chemistry and genetics and nurtured an incredible friendship with Dr. James Kasser. Read more...

MiaMia’s story: Looking back on Christmas Eve in the ER
December 23, 2015
What's it like to spend a Christmas holiday in the hospital? Mia, Disney-loving cheerleader, takes us behind the scenes after breaking her ankle and spending Christmas Eve in the ER in 2014. Read more...


Read more patient stories from our Lower Extremity Program.

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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