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When an injured child is transported to MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), pediatric specialists respond immediately to provide urgent care. Our pediatric team is also available around the clock to care for children requiring evaluation and management of any surgical emergency.
Our team includes pediatric physicians specializing in general, thoracic and urologic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, neurosurgery, oral surgery, plastic surgery, critical care, emergency services and anesthesia.
Other team members include:
Our team of specialists work together using the most advanced techniques to treat complex traumatic injuries including organ injury, burns, complex fractures, pelvic injury, severe head trauma and spinal cord injuries. Our Pediatric Trauma Follow-up Clinic provides ongoing care for children who have sustained a traumatic injury. The clinic welcomes referrals from emergency or primary care physicians and is available by appointment.
The Pediatric Trauma and Emergency Surgery team sees patients who are directly admitted through the MGHfC Emergency Department. We also receive transfer patients with complex traumatic or non-traumatic surgical needs from sites throughout New England.
Emergency Department transfer: 617-724-3890To speak with a pediatric surgeon: 617-726-0270Trauma Follow-up Clinic: 617-726-8839Youth Sports Concussion Clinic: 617-724-9722 (YSCC) For sports and recreational related injuries
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With winter’s chilly weather comes the need to stay warm and safe. This handout provides tips to help you keep you and your family safe during the winter and ideas for what to put in an emergency kit for your home and car.
Burns can be very serious injuries, but they can also be prevented in many cases. This handout will give you tips on how to prevent burns, common sources of burns and how to help if your child does get burned.
Going for a swim in the summer heat is a lot of fun, but it’s important to know how to prevent children from drowning. Drowning is leading cause of unintentional injury and death in children ages 0-14 in Massachusetts. Here are some tips for preventing drowning when your children go for a swim.
The Trauma Injury Prevention and Outreach Program at Massachusetts General Hospital applies evidenced-based approaches to prevent injuries to children and adults, and advocates for policies to improve the health and safety of our communities.
In 2006, Peter T. Masiakos, MD, saw firsthand the devastating effects that all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents can have on young children. This November, Masiakos traveled to Australia to present lessons learned since enacting a state law that has dramatically decreased the number of ATV accident-related injuries and deaths in children throughout Massachusetts.
MGHfC Trauma Center
The Pediatric Trauma Follow-Up Clinic welcomes referrals from emergency or primary care physicians and is available, by appointment only, every Tuesday from 11 am to 4 pm. For referrals/appointments call 617-726-8839.
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