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Trauma Program

Overview

Receive outstanding fracture care from a Level I trauma service

If you or a loved one suffers a fracture and is rushed to the Tufts Medical Center Emergency Department, you’ll be treated by the experienced surgeons of our Orthopaedic Trauma Program.

You’ll be in excellent hands because:

  • Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children combine to form a Level I Trauma Service, which means we’re qualified to treat all levels of injuries, including the most life-threatening.
  • The Orthopaedic Trauma team is staffed by doctors who are experienced in emergency care and highly skilled in treating the most severe fractures.

Meet the orthopaedic trauma surgeons

Scott P. Ryan, MD has served as chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service since 2011. He received fellowship training in trauma at the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, recognized internationally for excellence in trauma research, patient care and teaching. Dr. Ryan is an expert in handling the most complex fractures in the lower extremities and pelvis.

Charles Cassidy, MD and Jennifer Hoffman, MD , round out our surgical team. Both doctors are orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in treating trauma to the elbow, forearm, wrist, hand and fingers, including soft tissue coverage.

We provide exceptional care for basic fractures Too

When you break a bone, often you’re treated at the emergency room. But if you’re injury isn’t life-threatening, you can still make an appointment to be evaluated and treated by our orthopaedic surgeons, who rank among the best in their specialties in Boston.

Our surgical staff is highly skilled in treating all basic and complex fractures, including:

  • Fractures of the pelvis, the acetabular (socket of the hip joint) and areas in and around joints
  • Complications due to previous fractures that have healed poorly (non-union) or in the wrong position (mal-union) or become infected

We have a dedicated team to help you before and after surgery

In addition to our surgeons, the entire team of the Orthopaedic Trauma Program is here to help you and includes:

  • Attentive and caring support staff, who can assist with processing paperwork, answer questions on postoperative recovery and more
  • Specialists in orthopaedic casting and custom braces
  • Physical therapists, who excel in helping you return to your everyday activities as soon as possible

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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