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Malunion Bones

A malunion bone refers to a bone that heals incorrectly after a break. Malunion can result in a bone being shorter than normal, twisted, or bent. This may cause pain, joint degeneration, “post –traumatic arthritis” or instability of the joint. Doctors at Tufts Medical Center in Boston provide a range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for malunion bones.

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Orthopaedics

Top Orthopedic specialists at Tufts Medical Center in Boston use advanced procedures for joint, bone and muscle injuries or disorders including arthritis.
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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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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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