Internationally Recognized Care For Spine Disorders
Few hospitals in the world see as many pediatric patients with spinal conditions as the Orthopedic Center’s Spinal Program. As one of the largest referral centers in the country, our specialists see more than 6,000 patients and perform more than 300 spinal operations each year.
Our team of spinal experts specializes in non-operative and minimally invasive treatments for scoliosis and other spinal problems, and delivers multi-disciplinary, high-quality care for each patient. This care continues well into each patient’s adulthood. With access to physicians, nurses, orthotists (who create braces for scoliosis treatment) and physical therapists all on the same day, we’ll make your visit as convenient for you as possible, and develop a treatment program just for your child.
Our doctors are at the forefront of cutting-edge research and innovation, including being involved in the early development of the VEPTR™ (Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib) for treatment of thoracic insufficiency syndrome in skeletally immature patients. Boston Children’s also developed the Boston Brace, a widely used treatment for idiopathic scoliosis.
For more information about our services, or to schedule an appointment or consultation, please call 617-355-6021.
For families residing outside of the United States, please call Boston Children's International Health Services at 01-617-355-5209.
Around the Bend
For most children with scoliosis, the path to recovery is marked by simple observation and bracing. But when one patient battles two curves, her path—and spine—take an unexpected turn.
At 11 years old, it wasn’t normal for Anjellina Guiliano (pictured on left) to have back pain. At first, she thought she might have slept on it awkwardly, and shrugged it off. When it continued to hurt for weeks, her mother, Francine, began to rub her daughter’s back with a topical pain reliever each night to make the pain go away . . .
Read Anjellina's Story on Thriving . . .
Living With A Curve
Visceria Givans is a student athlete, diagnosed with scoliosis in grade school. She received corrective spine surgery at Boston Children's Hospital a few years later and is actively playing sports again. In the following post she discusses her treatment, recovery and how she refused to let scoliosis define her or impact her self-esteem...
Read Visceria's Story on Thriving . . .