Children’s Health Orthopedics | Hackensack Meridian Health   


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 injuries

Having 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:

  • Braces
  • Casts
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orthotic and prosthetic treatments
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Surgery

Your child has access to a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic experts and pediatric subspecialists including:

  • Geneticists Musculoskeletal oncologists
  • Pediatric emergency medicine
  • Pediatric neurosurgeons
  • Pediatric rheumatologists
  • Trauma experts
For More Information

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
30 Prospect Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753

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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.

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