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Our Treatment Approach

A Treatment Approach Unique to Your Child

Your child’s team of physicians and specialists will be created to suit their individualized care needs. Designing this personalized plan is important to us because we believe that your child deserves a care plan as unique and special as they are.

What You Can Expect

Before Your Visit

Prior to your initial visit, you will be asked to provide us with your child’s medical records and any insurance information. For details on what is required, please visit our Patient Information page.

During Your Visit

You’ll typically begin with a visit to our clinic. Here, we will evaluate your child and work with you to design a customized treatment plan.

After Your Visit

Following the clinical evaluation and care plan development, you and your child will be introduced to their individualized team of specialists. Procedures or follow-up appointments will be booked with members from your child’s team according to their care plan.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to ensuring your child thrives at home, school and in their community. This includes providing your family with the highest quality of care, access to our in-house clinical services and any other professional support services related to your child’s treatment plan.

Specialization at Shriners Children's New England

At Shriners Children's New England, we have a team of physicians and specialists who are highly-trained and experienced in pediatric orthopedics. This team is fully equipped to treat children with a variety of different orthopedic conditions ranging from mild to complex. Other specialties you will find at our facility include cleft lip and palate care, orthotics and prosthetics, urology, fracture care and sports injury care.

Cleft Lip and Palate Care

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Cleft lip and/or cleft palate occurs in approximately one out of every seven hundred births. This condition is a result of the tissue in your child's lip and/or mouth not fully forming during pregnancy.

If your child has a cleft lip and/or cleft palate, we offer specialized treatment and surgical repair which can help prevent problems associated with their condition(s). These treatments can help regulate your child's breathing, speaking, and eating abilities, and enhance the reconstruction of their facial tissue for an improved cosmetic appearance.

Fracture Care and Sports Injury Care

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If your child has experienced a fracture or sports-related injury, our team of specialists is available to provide re-alignment, casting, surgery, follow-up assessments and rehabilitation.

Fracture care is provided to children and families on a referral basis. So, if your child has a fracture they should first be seen by a physician, urgent care center or an emergency room doctor. You or a physician can then arrange an appointment for your child through our referral process.

Please note that our facility does not offer emergency room or urgent care services for open fractures or injuries that are life or limb-threatening.

Orthopedic Care

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Our orthopedic department includes experts in pediatric orthopedics, including physicians, surgeons and other medical professionals. Our orthopedic team is highly-specialized in conditions like chest wall deformities, fractures, orthotics and prosthetics, sports health and a variety of others.

If your child has an orthopedic condition Shriners Children's New England is an exceptional facility to consider for their treatment. Our highly-qualified staff will work with you to develop a plan that covers all aspects of their care. Depending on the complexity of your child's condition, their care plan can include a variety of treatments, surgery and rehabilitation.

Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services

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The Pediatric Orthotic and Prosthetic Services (POPS) team is devoted to designing braces, artificial arms and legs, and adaptive devices that give children the ability to pursue their dreams.

When you and your child visit our POPS team, it is more than measurements and mechanics. It is about your child sharing their hopes and dreams and providing our team with information specific to them. These personalized details about your child's activities and lifestyle allow our technicians to return to the lab and design a perfect fit just for them.


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We are fortunate to have a pediatric urologist who is certified by the American Board of Urology (ABU) on our team at Shriners Children's New England. This highly-specialized physician is qualified to treat children with a variety of different urological conditions, from simple to complex.

We understand the physical and emotional impact that a urological condition can have on your child. That's why we're here to work with you to create an individualized plan that puts your child on a path to independence and freedom.

A Recognized Leader in Pediatric Specialty Care

Our team of specialists works with you to design a treatment program that focuses on the overall health and well-being of your child.
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Motion Analysis Center for Advanced Care

Our facility is equipped with a motion analysis center which allows us to use advanced technology and data to assess your child's condition and provide a customized care plan specific to them.
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Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services

Our comprehensive rehabilitation program includes specialists who work with your child to optimize their independence and improve their function following an injury or surgical procedure.
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We Understand the Unique Medical Needs of Children

We provide vital, pioneering treatment from birth to age 18. Here, children have the opportunity to be evaluated and treated by doctors recognized as the best by their peers.