Comprehensive Orthopaedic Care for Children and Young Adults
At Rutgers North Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (RNJOI), we specialize in the complete treatment of musculoskeletal conditions in newborns, children and young adults of all activity levels. With only the latest advancements in tools and techniques, our paediatric orthopaedic physicians return quality of life and range of motion to your child.
These highly trained surgeons provide a superior, family-centered, multidisciplinary approach for a full spectrum of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. These include:
- Bone or joint infections
- Bowing of the legs
- Cerebral palsy
- Complex pediatric fractures
- Developmental dislocation of the hip
- In-toeing (also known as pigeon toe)
- Legg-Calve-Perthes disease
- Limb deformity/length discrepancy
- Muscular dystrophy
- Myelomeningocele, a type of spina bifida
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Osteogenesis imperfecta (also known as brittle bone disease)
- Sports injuries
At RNJOI, we offer a warm and inviting environment to ensure a stress-free experience for you and your child. We are devoted to guiding you through the process of diagnosis and treatment. Our compassionate physicians and staff are dedicated to addressing any concerns, questions or emotional challenges you may be facing during the course of your child’s care.
Why Choose Pediatric Orthopaedic Physicians?
Physiologically, children and adults are not the same. Though they may succumb to similar injuries, there are different variables that go into the care of pediatric orthopaedic conditions. Differences include:
Acute injuries. Children’s bones heal faster than adult bones, requiring prompt and expert care. The speed in which these injuries are treated helps to avoid manipulating a fracture after it has begun to heal over.
Bone anatomy. Infants begin life with a skeleton comprised of cartilage that slowly matures into calcified bone, leaving their bones with softer features. As a result, children’s bones break differently than adult bones.
Inarticulation. Children can’t always tell us what’s wrong for a variety of reasons. Pediatric orthopaedic physicians understand children’s bodies so well that they able to effectively examine and treat children while keeping their stress levels at a minimum.
Growth plates. Growth plates (or plates of developing cartilage) are located near the end of the long bones of the body. Should injury occur, care in and around these areas requires a pediatric specialist to ensure the best outcome for healing.
Meet Our Specialists
Alice Chu, MD
Is Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Orthopaedics. She is dual fellowship trained in pediatric orthopaedics and hand surgery as well as board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Folorunsho Edobor-Osula, MD
Dr. Folorunsho Edobor-Osula is a fellowship trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with RNJOI. Her special interests include pediatric trauma, sports medicine and disorders of the foot and ankle.
Neil Kaushal, MD
Dr. Kaushal is an orthopaedic surgeon at Rutgers North Jersey Orthopedic Institute (NJOI), and an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS).