The pediatric orthopedics team at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health addresses injuries and disorders of the skeletal system and related muscles. We are highly experienced in treating everyday fractures and dislocations and more complex bone, muscle and joint conditions.
Our team is led by subspecialty trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons. Certified physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and nurses are trained in the care of pediatric patients, from newborns to young adults.
Pediatric orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions treated include:
- Articular cartilage injuries
- Back pain in children and adolescents
- Bone tumors and bone cysts
- Cerebral palsy (foot, gait, hip and spinal disorders)
- Congenital conditions
- Club feet
- Fractures and dislocations (growth plate fractures, hip fractures, hip dislocation)
- Flat feet
- Growth-related conditions/li>
- Hereditary issues
- Hip dysplasia
- Joint injuries
- Knock knees
- Kohler’s disease
- Limb length discrepancies (one limb is shorter)
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Shin splints
- Spina bifida
- Spinal tumors
- Sports-related injuries
- Sprains and strains
Common injuriesHaving a bone fracture set properly by an orthopedist with pediatric experience can help ensure proper alignment and normal bone growth. Our team commonly treats wrist, forearm, elbow, ankle, leg, and hip fractures in children and adolescents.
In growing children who need surgery to repair a fracture, we perform the operation without disturbing the growth plates so that normal bone growth is not interrupted.
We tailor orthopedic care to your child’s specific needs. Not all children with orthopedic conditions or injuries need surgery. For children who require surgery, our dedicated pediatric orthopedic surgeons specialize in correction and maximizing function.
Special attention is provided to injuries in or around the growth plates, to minimize complications, limb-length discrepancies and deformities. We provide care based on the latest advances to achieve the best comfort and function possible – all while making your child feel at ease.
Our network of pediatric orthopedic specialists and surgeons offers a comprehensive range of services, including:
- Physical rehabilitation
- Occupational therapy
- Orthotic and prosthetic treatments
- Diagnostic imaging
Your child has access to a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic experts and pediatric subspecialists including:
- Pediatric rheumatologists
- Geneticists Musculoskeletal oncologists
- Pediatric neurosurgeons
- Pediatric emergency medicine
- Trauma experts
Our board-certified orthopedic team has advanced training and experience in a wide range of specialties, including hip, knee, spine, sports medicine, shoulder, ankle and more.