Pediatric Orthopedic Center Facts

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Contact the Orthopedic Center

  • 617-355-6021
  • International: +1-617-355-5209
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  • Established in 1903, we are one of the world’s most experienced pediatric orthopedic programs, and with thirteen specialty clinics, we are the largest in the country. 
  • Each year, our staff attends to about 100,000 patient visits.
  • Each year, our surgical team performs about 6,000 surgeries.
  • We provide care at six convenient locations
  • In 2012, our clinical and research staff authored 83 papers in peer review publications, contributed to to over 35 books and book chapters, and presented over 99 times at national meetings.
  • Ranked #1 for pediatric orthopedic care by U.S.News & World Report

  • Ranked #1 in pediatric orthopedics by Parents Magazine.
  • Our team consists of:
    • 28 orthopedic surgeons
    • 11 orthopedic residents and fellows
    • five certified physician assistants
    • a nursing staff of 16 nurse practitioners and RNs
    • a full team of physical/occupational therapists and brace and cast technicians

Spinal Program

  • Each year, our Spinal Program team sees more than 6,000 outpatient visits and performs more than 300 spine operations. 

Division of Sports Medicine

  • Each year, as many as 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in this country. (US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Our staff in the Sports Medicine Division sees more than between 600 and 700 patients each week.
  • Our surgeons in the Division of Sports Medicine perform an average of 2,000 operations, and see more than 39,000 outpatient visits each year.
  • Our staff in the Sports Medicine Division provides 24-hour-a-day care and consultation for all sports injuries.

Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program

  • With more than 3,500 pediatric visits per year, our team of surgeons, nurses, hand therapists and prosthetists is one of the most experienced in the country.

Cerebral Palsy Program

  • According to United Cerebral Palsy, an estimated 764,000 children and adults in the United States manifest one or more of the symptoms of cerebral palsy. Currently, about 8,000 babies and infants are diagnosed with the condition each year, and between 1,200 - 1,500 preschool age children are recognized each year to have cerebral palsy.
  • Our Cerebral Palsy Program team provides comprehensive care to help improve the functional capabilities of more than 2,800 patients each year.

Lower Extremity Program

  • With more than 5,000 pediatric visits per year, our Lower Extremity Program team is one of the most experienced in the country.  

Orthopedic Research

  • Boston Children's orthopedic research team is made up of: five full-time basic scientists, 28 clinical investigators, a team of research coordinators and statisticians.
The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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