Orthopedics & Pediatric Orthopedics

Personalized Treatment for Musculoskeletal-Related Pain

RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group orthopedic programs combine world-class medical and surgical care, personalized attention and innovative research to provide the best possible treatment for our patients. Our highly-skilled orthopedic team offers sophisticated techniques to treat and manage conditions caused by arthritis, injuries such as broken bones and strained muscles, congenital issues, joint pain, and general wear and tear – all with the goal of alleviating pain and helping you enjoy your life.

Our comprehensive care team understands how the pain you’re experiencing is disruptive and makes everyday life more challenging, as everyone relies on their bones and joints to be healthy to keep active and mobile. With our orthopedic physicians by your side, you can count on us for the latest, top-of-the-line diagnostics and treatments geared toward preserving or restoring your quality of life.

Pediatric Orthopedic Care

While the field of orthopedics treats patients of all ages, there are distinct differences between general orthopedics and pediatric orthopedics, because the musculoskeletal system of a child is still developing. For example, newborns begin life with a skeleton of spongy cartilage that gradually calcifies and becomes hardened bone. Children’s bones, therefore, have a softer structure than adults do. Not only that, but children also have growth plates, which are areas of new bone growth made up of cartilage at the ends of long bones. So, when a child suffers a broken bone near or within the growth platers, it will require a different type of treatment than an adult would receive for a similarly located fracture. As children’s bones tend to heal more quickly than adults’ bones do, it’s very important for children to be evaluated promptly to ensure a broken bone(s) sets and heals properly.

RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group’s pediatric orthopedic specialists care for infants, children and adolescents with a variety of musculoskeletal problems, including scoliosis, hip disorders, sports injuries, fractures, hereditary disorders, bone infections, hand injuries, spina bifida, foot and ankle disorders, and limb length discrepancies.

To make an appointment with one of our RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group orthopedic specialists, please visit our Physician Locator to find a provider near you. You can make an appointment online, call the office or visit healthconnect.rwjbh.org/hcweb to book directly.