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Fracture and Trauma Care Program

Overview

Exceptional Fracture Care from a Level I Trauma Program

The Fracture and Trauma Care Program at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston provides outstanding care to children who have severe fractures, as well as kids who have more routine fractures. Whether your child comes to our Emergency Department or is referred to us by your primary care doctor, he or she will be in excellent hands. As a certified Level I Trauma Center, we’re qualified to treat every level of joint, muscle and bone injury.

Hospitals throughout Massachusetts regularly refer children to us who have the most complicated injuries because of our orthopaedists’ surgical experience and expertise. Additionally, we have every advanced resource and service necessary to treat your child, which not only covers surgery for acute injuries, but recovery and rehabilitation too.

We can offer such comprehensive care because we work in collaboration with the world-renowned Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute (KPTI) at Floating Hospital. The KPTI is the first pediatric trauma center in the world to provide care for injured children, research on pediatric trauma and injury prevention programs for children and their families.

Learn about children’s fractures, their causes, symptoms and treatments, as well as injury rehabilitation and prevention, from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Meet Our Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Experts

Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics Stuart V. Braun, MD leads the Fracture and Trauma team. Since 2004, he has managed care for children with severe fractures, hip disorders, sports injuries, neuromuscular disorders and spinal deformities, as well as kids with rare conditions few other doctors have treated.

Joining him is Purushottam Gholve, MD, MBMS, MRCS, who has practiced, trained and conducted research at some of the world’s most recognized orthopaedic and children’s hospitals. He regularly treats kids and adolescents with complex muscle, bone and joint injuries and disorders.

Also on our team is Scott P. Ryan, MD, Chief of the Orthopedic Trauma Program at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Ryan trained as a trauma fellow at the internationally renowned R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and treats the most complex fractures of the lower extremities and pelvis.

Charles Cassidy, MD, Chief of Orthopaedics at Tufts Medical Center and Jennifer Hoffman, MD round out our surgical staff. Both doctors are accomplished orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in trauma to the elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers.

Complete, Personalized Care Until Your Child Is Well

When a child breaks a bone, it can be terrifying. If you bring your child to Floating Hospital, you’ll have peace of mind: one or more of our attending (supervising) trauma surgeons will perform your child’s procedure. Additionally, your child’s doctor will work closely with you to develop a care plan that addresses your child’s needs, including recovery, rehabilitation and education about preventing further injury.

Every aspect of your child’s health is covered by our team members in programs such as:

All of these resources are available here at Floating Hospital for Children. And we can coordinate many services close to your home through our network of regional and local providers. From start to finish, we have your child’s comfort and well-being completely covered.

Doctors + Care Team

Charles Cassidy, MD

Charles Cassidy, MD

Title(s): Orthopaedist-in-Chief; Associate Professor and Chairman, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Orthopedics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5150
Fax #: 617-636-5178

Hand, elbow and upper extremity surgery

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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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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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Jennifer L. Hoffman, MD

Jennifer L. Hoffman, MD

Title(s): Orthopedic Surgeon; Clinical Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Orthopedics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5155
Fax #: 617-636-5178

Hand and upper extremity surgery

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Scott P. Ryan, MD

Scott P. Ryan, MD

Title(s): Chief, Orthopedic Trauma; Instructor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Orthopedics
Appt. Phone: 617-636-6014
Fax #: 617-636-5178

Fractures of the extremities, pelvis and acetabulum

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