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The Orthopedic Center's Lower Extremity Program at Boston Children's offers comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and non-operative and operative management for infants, children and adolescents with complex disorders of the lower extremities.
We are a multidisciplinary team of fellowship-trained, board-certified, pediatric orthopedic surgeons. And with more than 5,000 pediatric visits per year, our team is one of the most experienced in the country.
• consultation and evaluation
• orthotic and prosthetic management
• physical and occupational therapy
• reconstructive surgery
• Ponseti treatment of clubfoot
• minimally invasive telescopic Fassier Duval rods for osteogenesis imperfecta (OI)
• limb lengthening
George the unstoppable conquers leg-length discrepancy
March 31, 2016
George was born with a rare genetic condition that resulted in a leg length discrepancy and has had three types of surgeries to stimulate bone growth in his left leg. Through it all, he's maintained his humor, developed a passion for chemistry and genetics and nurtured an incredible friendship with Dr. James Kasser. Read more...
Mia’s story: Looking back on Christmas Eve in the ER
December 23, 2015
What's it like to spend a Christmas holiday in the hospital? Mia, Disney-loving cheerleader, takes us behind the scenes after breaking her ankle and spending Christmas Eve in the ER in 2014. Read more...
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