Pediatric Orthopaedics

The Rutgers Health Pediatric Orthopaedics practice specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal problems in newborns, children, and young adults. The practice provides a family-centered approach to treating hereditary and acquired conditions, including:

  • Bowing of the legs
  • Clubfeet
  • Complex pediatric fractures
  • Developmental dislocation of the hip and other hip disorders
  • In-toeing
  • Perthes disease
    • Sometimes called Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, inadequate blood supply to the rounded head of the thigh bone is disrupted, which causes bone cells to die
  • Scoliosis (abnormal curve in the spine)

Our physicians also have expertise in:

  • Disorders of the foot and ankle
  • Limb lengthening and reconstruction
  • Pediatric trauma
  • Sports medicine
  • Treating complex problems that may accompany:
    • Cerebral palsy (a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and to maintain balance and posture)
    • Myelomeningocele (a birth defect in which the backbone and spinal canal do not close before birth)
    • Muscular dystrophy (a group of over 30 inherited diseases that cause muscle weakness and loss)
    • Osteogenesis imperfecta (a genetic disorder in which bones break easily)

Physicians who serve our practice are on the faculty of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, a part of Rutgers University, one of the top research institutions in America. Our doctors are active in research, are leaders in orthopaedic societies, and teach about all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics. Each brings life-changing knowledge from the classroom to the exam room.

If you are the parent of a child with musculoskeletal problems, make an appointment with the Rutgers Health Pediatric Orthopaedic practice.