Pediatric Orthopedics

At Seaview Orthopaedics, children are not considered “little” adults. They are truly unique and their orthopedic treatment needs to be equally as unique. Many pediatric injuries and orthopedic conditions require care managed by physicians specially trained in the care of children. Our pediatric orthopedic department is led by subspecialty trained pediatric orthopedic surgeons.

Our mission is to provide exceptional, compassionate care while utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to address pediatric injuries and conditions. Our goal is to return children efficiently and expertly to their normal activities.

Meet Our Orthopedic Pediatric Specialists

The orthopedic pediatric doctors at Seaview Orthopaedics are the trusted institute for your child’s orthopedic needs, injuries, and pain. We are committed to providing high-quality specialized pediatric treatments for our patients.

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Common Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries and Conditions

The pediatric orthopedic specialists at Seaview Orthopaedics have helped numerous children recover from various orthopedic injuries and conditions. Below are some of the most common injuries and conditions our specialists treat.

Pediatric cerebral palsy is a condition caused by damage or abnormalities in the parts of the brain that control movement and coordination. Though the spinal cord and muscles initially develop normally, the child has difficulty controlling his or her muscles.

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Children commonly sustain fractures during play, sports participation, or traumatic incidents like car accidents. If your child breaks a bone, prompt treatment is necessary, as children’s bones heal more quickly than adults. Other factors, like growth plate fractures, the severity of the fracture, and the involvement of surrounding tissues, are considered when determining a treatment plan for pediatric fractures.

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Pediatric hip dysplasia is a condition in which the hip socket is too shallow to support the head of the femur (thighbone). This can lead to progressive instability of the hip and possible dislocation. If left untreated, it can lead to delays in walking, development of a limp, and permanent joint derangement. Milder forms can lead to impingement and even arthritis which can be very painful.

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Scoliosis occurs when the spine develops a sideways curve. It is most common in children and adolescents. There are several different treatment options available for scoliosis, depending on the severity and the age of the patient. At Seaview, our specialists, Dr. Paul Haynes, Dr. Christopher Collins, and Dr. Jon Lentz specialize in pediatric scoliosis treatments and are here to help you find the treatment plan that is best for your child.

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Spondylolysis is the term we use to describe a stress-related defect or “fracture” in one of the vertebrae in the spine. In some cases, this defect can be severe enough to cause instability in the spine, developing into a condition called spondylolisthesis. Spondylolisthesis is a slippage of one bone (vertebra) in relation to the adjacent one.

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Many children participate in some type of sport or athletic activity. While sports can be a great form of exercise for your children, they can also be more susceptible to certain types of injuries. Knowing how to spot these pediatric sports injuries and working with a highly qualified pediatric orthopedic team can ensure that your child is well taken care of in the event that an injury does occur.

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Other Pediatric Orthopedic Services Offered

  • Foot disorders (club feet)
  • Congenital disorders
  • Limb length discrepancies and deformities
  • Syndromes and skeletal dysplasias
Schedule An Appointment with Our Pediatric Specialists

At Seaview Orthopaedic & Medical Associates, we have provided quality orthopedic care for over 30 years! Our patients’ total experience with our practice is our number one priority. If your child has been in pain, be sure to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at one of our six orthopedic clinics throughout NJ. To learn more feel free to contact us online.

Schedule An Appointment with Our Pediatric Specialists