A growing body presents different challenges than a mature body. An orthopedist is the best type of doctor to treat musculoskeletal problems—injuries and conditions of the bones, joints, cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments—but what about musculoskeletal problems in children? If your child is experiencing problems with any of these, they will benefit most from a visit to a pediatric orthopedic specialist.
Pedicatric orthopedics is a specialty dedicated to treating children’s unique needs: their growing bones, joints, growth plates, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. A pediatric orthopedist has specialized training to care for acute, chronic and congenital musculoskeletal conditions in children, such as:
Not only are they experienced in treating childhood conditions, pediatric orthopedic specialists are also equipped to put children at ease, get them to cooperate and soothe anxieties in both children and their caregivers.
The Orthopedics Department at Summit Medical Group is one of the only multidisciplinary practices in New Jersey with a pediatric orthopedist on staff, making it truly one of the most comprehensive orthopedics practices. Now, your child can receive the same competent, compassionate care that you’ve come to rely on for yourself and the rest of your family.
Competitive bodybuilder Marguerite DeMaio thought a rotator cuff tear and labrum injury would end her career. But with the help of Summit Medical Group Orthopedics’ Dr. Jason Garcia, Marguerite is back in the gym–and back on the podium.
From Crutches Back to Running Shoes
A mishap with her dog derailed Monica Cullen’s marathon training and nearly cost her her active lifestyle. But with the help of Summit Medical Group Orthopedics surgeon Dr. Jason Garcia, she’s back to lacing up her running shoes, and she crossed the New York City Marathon finish line.
- Monica Cullen
Orthopedics is just one of many specialties offered by Summit Health. To learn about all we have to offer, please contact us at the number below or visit our corporate site.