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Research & Innovation

For more than a century, orthopedic surgeons and investigators at Children’s Hospital Boston have played a vital role in advancing the field of musculoskeletal research. We’ve developed breakthrough treatments and major advances for lower limb and hip problems, as well as for scoliosis, polio, tuberculosis and traumas to the hand and upper extremities.

Our pioneering research helps answer the most pressing questions in pediatric orthopedics today—to provide children with the most innovative care available.

In Boston Children’s Orthopedic Center we take great pride in our basic science and clinical research leaders, who are recognized throughout the world for their achievements. Our orthopedic research team includes:

  • full-time basic scientists
  • 28 clinical investigators
  • a team of research coordinators and statisticians

Orthopedic basic science laboratories

Working in Boston Children’s labs are some of the leading musculoskeletal researchers in the nation. Our labs include:

Children speak about what it's like to be a medical research subject

View a video of a day in the life of Boston Children's Clinical and Translational Study Unit, through the eyes of children who are “giving back” to science. 

Boston Children's Hip Program's unique insight and expertise

Boston Children’s Child and Adult Hip Preservation Program enjoys a special degree of effectiveness—not just because of our long tradition of excellence in pediatric hip care, but also because we follow our patients through adulthood. This gives us a unique perspective, insight and expertise—we can track how the hip works in each age group, how the problems evolve, and how the hip’s function changes over time in adult patients who’ve had treatment in childhood.

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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