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Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral nerves are the nerves outside the brain and spinal cord that transmit messages throughout the body. Peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt messages transmitted by these nerves. There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders and they can affect one or many nerves.

Programs + Services


Neuromuscular Disorders Program

Contact the Neuromuscular Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston to learn more about treating muscle dystrophy and other types of ALS.
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Foot and Ankle Program

Tufts Medical Center in Boston is home to orthopedic surgeons who specialize in foot and ankle pain caused by a variety of conditions including diabetes.
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Hand and Upper Extremity Program

The orthopedic surgeons at Tufts Medical Center in Boston use advanced therapies to restore function to injured fingers, hands, wrists, elbows and forearms.
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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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Mithila Vullaganti, MD

Mithila Vullaganti, MD

Title(s): Neurologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Neurology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5848
Fax #: 617-636-8199

Neuromuscular diseases, EMG

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200 Years of Caring for the Community

Tufts Medical Center has been taking care of Boston and the surrounding community for more than 200 years.

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