Douglas G. Avella, M.D., F.A.A.O.S
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons
140 Chestnut Street, Suite 201
Ridgewood, NJ 07450

(201) 612-9988


North Jersey Pediatric Orthopedics

North Jersey Pediatric Orthopedics provides pediatric and adolescent patients with top quality care for injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. For the past 25 years we have been treating injuries that result from competitive sports to playing in the backyard to congenital disorders.

The health of children and teenagers is our priority. We always take the time necessary to get to know our patients so we can provide them with the best possible treatment.

Involvement in kid's sports

NJPO has always had a passion for youth athletics. Find out more about our work in sports medicine.

Helping Children Around the World

We have always believed in giving back to others. Find out more about Dr. Avella's trips around the world with organizations like Healing the Children.

Meet the doctor

  • Douglas G. Avella, M.D., F.A.A.O.S

    Dr. Avella is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon who is based out of Ridgewood, NJ. He has been practicing orthopedic surgery for over 30 years and was named Section Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics for the Joseph Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack Hospital. He has also been listed in New Jersey Monthly's…


  • Clubfoot

    Clubfoot A congenital condition in which a baby's foot is twisted out of shape. The tendons on the inside and…
  • Foot/Ankle Maladies

    Foot/Ankle Maladies Foot maladies are among the most common issues that affect children and teenagers because of the complexity of…
  • Hand

    Hand The hand is the most frequently injured part of the body in pediatric and adolescent groups. Most fractures can…
  • Hip Disorders

    Hip Disorders A number of hip disorders and injuries can affect young children and adolescents. These range from congenital defects…
  • Knee

    Knee Anterior knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints among pediatric and adolescent patients. Up to 30%…
  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis Scoliosis is an abnormal growth in the spinal column, which causes curvature and rotation. Infantile Scoliosis occurs in very…
  • Shoulder

    Shoulder Shoulder injuries are common in children because of the frequency of their arm movement and the stress placed on…
  • Sports Medicine

    Sports Medicine State of the art treatment for athletic injuries in children and adolescents Surgical and non-surgical management of sports…
  • Trauma/Fractures

    Trauma/Fractures Fractures are very common in children. Because of a child's growing bones and growth plates, it is important that…