Spondylolysis Pediatric Research and Clinical Trials

For more than a century, surgeons and investigators in the Orthopedic Center at Children’s Hospital Boston have played a vital role in the field of musculoskeletal research and have made major advances in the care and treatment of ailments such as spondylolysis. We take great pride in our basic science and clinical research leaders, who are recognized throughout the world for their respective achievements.

Clinical Effectiveness Research Center

The Clinical Effectiveness Research Center (CERC) helps coordinate research and clinical trials to improve the quality of life for children with musculoskeletal disorders. This collaborative clinical research program is unique in the nation and plays an instrumental role in establishing—for the first time—evidence-based standards of care for pediatric orthopedic patients throughout the world.

Major areas of focus for the CERC include:

•   Brachial plexus birth palsy
•   Hand and upper extremity disorders
•   Hip Impingement
•   Spine Problems
•   trauma/fractures

Orthopedic basic science laboratories

Working in our basic science laboratories are some of the leading musculoskeletal researchers in the nation. These orthopedic labs include:

•   Orthopedic Basic Science Research
•   Center for the Study of Genetic Skeletal Disorders
•   Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
•   Bone Cell Biology Laboratory
•   Matthew Harris Laboratory