Research & Innovation
Boston Children's Hospital's pioneering research in orthopedics helps provide children with the most innovative care available.
Clinical research leaders in theOrthopedic Center at Boston Children’s are recognized throughout the world for their achievements. Our orthopedic research team includes:
- full-time basic scientists
- more than 28 clinical investigators
- a team of research coordinators and statisticians
New trauma/ER database
Boston Children’s has begun to track and compile data about outcomes in orthopedic ER trauma cases to help us pinpoint the best ways to treat these injuries. Among the details we’re tracking are:
- type and location of fracture (such as an end-of-the-radius/wrist fracture)
- how the injury was initially treated
- whether the injury required admission to the hospital
The information gathered from this ongoing tracking study will further influence how specialists in Boston Children’s Orthopedic Trauma Program care for children by providing accurate, comprehensive tracking and outcomes data.
|Stress fractures in girls and sports|
Alison Field, ScD, of Boston Children's Hospital Division of Adolescent Medicine and Mininder S. Kocher, MD, MPH, associate director of Children's Sports Medicine led a study showing that frequent participation in high-impact sports is linked to stress factors in girls, particularly from basketball, running, gymnastics and cheerleading. Learn more about this study in the Boston Children’s newsroom.