Broken Forearm Pediatric Research and Innovation

The Orthopedic Clinical Effectiveness Research Center (CERC) at Boston Children's Hospital 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.

Major areas of focus for the CERC include:

   •    Trauma/fractures
   •    Hip disorders
   •    Upper extremity disorders
   •    Spinal disorders
   •    Brachial plexus birth palsy

Ongoing laboratory studies include:

   •    Basic science studies
   •    Biomechanical/instrumentation studies