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Cartilage Disorders

Cartilage is the thick tissue that pads the ends of bones at joints. When it becomes inflamed or damaged it can cause cartilage disorders.

Programs + Services


Orthopaedics

The Pediatric Orthopedics Department at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston provides orthopedic surgery and care for kids with musculoskeletal disorders.
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Sports Medicine Program

The Sports Medicine Program at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston provides your child with the same advanced, highly specialized care enjoyed by elite adult athletes.
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Doctors + Care Team

Purushottam Gholve, MD, MBMS, MRCS

Purushottam Gholve, MD, MBMS, MRCS

Title(s): Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Orthopedics, Pediatric Orthopedics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5169
Fax #: 617-636-5178

Pediatric orthopedics, hip dysplasia, scoliosis, femoral acetabular impingement, cerebral palsy

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Stuart V. Braun, MD

Stuart V. Braun, MD

Title(s): Chief, Pediatric Orthopaedics; Director, Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Program; Associate Residency Director; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Orthopedics, Pediatric Orthopedics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7920
Fax #: 617-636-9107

Scoliosis and spinal deformities, pediatric hip disease, trauma and adolescent sports injuries

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Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have high quality care.

Quality + Safety

A world-class pediatric teaching hospital shouldn’t make you and your child feel small.  At Floating Hospital for Children our littlest patients are our biggest priority. This means we’re committed to providing the highest quality of care in a safe, friendly environment.

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A child in the pediatric emergency department at Floating Hospital for Children.

Floating Ranks With the Best

The Leapfrog Group gave Floating Hospital for Children and Tufts Medical Center an “A” rating for outstanding patient safety in 2014.

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Floating Hospital for Children has a strong history of innovation.

A Fresh Breath of Air

Floating Hospital for Children began its life as a hospital ship in the Boston Harbor in 1894 before coming onshore permanently in 1931.

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