Broken Femur (Thigh Bone) Pediatric Research and Innovation

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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

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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