Broken Femur (Thigh Bone) Pediatric Research and Innovation

Research & Innovation

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 dysplasia 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.

Orthopedic basic science laboratories

Working in our labs are some of the leading musculoskeletal researchers in the nation. These labs include:

•   Orthopedic basic science research
•   Center for the study of genetic skeletal disorders
•   Sports Medicine research laboratory
•   Bone cell biology laboratory
•   Matthew Harris laboratory