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Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities Program

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Highly Specialized and Personalized Care for Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities

The Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities Program at Floating Hospital for Children in Boston manages care for everyone from newborns to older adults who have scoliosis or other spinal deformities, such as kyphosis, myelodysplasia or spondylolisthesis.

Our team members are specialists in pediatric orthopaedics and other pediatric disciplines, including:

Why is this range of highly specialized expertise important? Treating spinal deformities can be very complex, and sometimes these disorders are present in kids who also have a range of other serious medical conditions.

At our program, the collaboration among doctors from different fields is neither a rarity nor an exception.  In most cases, our offices are just steps away from each other’s, and we collaborate regularly to care for children like yours.

We’ve found that a team of specialists that spans multiple disciplines is very effective in caring for children with neuromuscular disorders.  It’s especially helpful if your child has a combination of complex health problems that cause pain, restrict mobility or interfere with communications skills.

Learn more about scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis  from the Scoliosis Research Society.

Experts in Their Fields Who Enjoy Working with Children
Our team is led by Stuart V. Braun, MD , Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Director of the Spinal Deformity Group, who has dedicated his practice, training and research to caring for children with orthopaedic problems. He has treated thousands of children suffering from scoliosis and other musculoskeletal disorders with advanced surgical and non-surgical therapies since 2004.

Some of the other specialists on our team are:

  • Purushottam Gholve, MD , MBMS, MRCS, has treated thousands of children with complicated spinal and hip disorders and practiced at leading orthopaedic programs in the United States, United Kingdom and India.
  • Harry C. Webster, MD, FAAP, Chief of Pediatric Physiatry, has managed care for children with a wide range of disorders, including cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, which can cause scoliosis and other spinal problems. He has been ranked multiple times as a “Top Doctor” by Boston magazine and founded the first clinic in New England using Botox to treat children with spasticity.

The Advantage of Lifetime Care at One Medical Center

Some children are born with scoliosis or another spinal deformity, but these disorders may appear in later years too. No matter when the problem surfaces, we can provide exceptional care for your child over the long term because of the wide range of resources and services at Floating Hospital and Tufts Medical Center.

Our partnership with doctors in adult Orthopaedics and other disciplines at Tufts Medical Center ensures a smooth transition if your child needs the attention of adult specialists. Our doctors will get to know you and your child well, which is central to our mission here at Floating Hospital: taking care of children — and their families.

Dr. Braun and many of our team members also see patients at various locations in Eastern Massachusetts and MetroWest.

Doctors + Care Team

Harry C. Webster, MD, FAAP

Harry C. Webster, MD, FAAP

Title(s): Physiatrist-in-Chief; Chief, Pediatric Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5626
Fax #: 617-636-5056

Pediatric rehabilitation, spasticity/tone evaluation and treatment, long-term care of chronically impaired children, transition of disabled children to adult services, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, orthotics for gait disorders, pediatric orthotics

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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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Stuart Braun, MD, Orthopaedist-in-Chief, Floating Hospital for Children on tuftsmedicalcenter.tv.

Pediatric Scoliosis

Dr. Stuart Braun, Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics, discusses pediatric scoliosis and how it's treated.

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