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


A child's musculoskeletal system undergoes many changes during the maturation process. Pediatric treatment often differs from what General Orthopedists would suggest for adults.

Pediatric orthopedists have a greater knowledge of growing bones and the complex issues that occur early in a child's development. We provide both surgical and non-surgical procedures for the following issues: clubfoot, hip disorders, scoliosis, trauma/fractures, knee problems, as well as hand, foot and shoulder injuries.

We specialize in sports medicine and have state of the art treatment for small children and adolescents with athletic injuries.

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  • 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/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

    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

    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…