Female Athlete Specialist In Hanover, NJ

The Pediatric Orthopedic Center stands as the foremost choice for pediatric orthopedic care.

Spanning three easily accessible locations near Hanover, NJ, and neighboring towns, we have been at the forefront of excellence for three decades. Our esteemed team comprises eight highly skilled pediatric orthopedists and a specialized foot and ankle expert, all with board certification or fellowship training from prestigious programs worldwide. In addition, our team includes a physician assistant dedicated to pediatric orthopedics, guaranteeing comprehensive care for every aspect of your child's musculoskeletal health.

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Comprehensive Care for Female Athletes at The Pediatric Orthopedic Center

The Pediatric Orthopedic Center's Center for the Female Athlete is dedicated to providing specialized care for female athletes in and around Hanover, NJ, recognizing their unique medical and psychological needs. Our all-female team of doctors is committed to ensuring that female athletes feel comfortable and supported throughout their treatment process.

Expert Team of Physicians

Headed by Dr. Samara Friedman, MD, FAAOS, our team includes Dr. Anna Katsman, Dr. Alexandra D'Agostini, Dr. Sarah Stelma, and Physician Assistant Jaime Morley, PA-C, MS. Dr. Friedman is passionate about advancing the roles of women in orthopedic medicine. She brings a wealth of experience and empathy to her practice.

Samara Friedman



Anna Katsman



Alexandra D'Agostini



Dr. Sarah Stelma



Dr. Jaime Morley



Specialized Treatment for Female Athletes

4.5 times

Female athletes are 4.5 times more likely to experience ACL injuries than males.

Female athletes are particularly prone to specific injuries, such as ACL tears, which they are 4.5 times more likely to experience than their male counterparts. Our center addresses these and other injuries including:

Recognizing the critical periods of rapid growth in young female athletes, our approach emphasizes timely interventions to prevent injuries.

Holistic Approach

In addition to orthopedic care, we collaborate with a network of specialists in the Hanover area, including psychologists, nutritionists, adolescent medicine specialists, and endocrinologists, ensuring comprehensive care for our patients.

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Why Choose The Pediatric Orthopedic Center

The Pediatric Orthopedic Center takes pride in its distinction as a premier pediatric orthopedic practice within our region. Notable accolades such as NJ Monthly’s Jersey Choice Top Doctors and the NJ Family Favorite Kids’ Doc underscore our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional care for your children. These esteemed recognitions, given by both medical experts and families like yours, attest to our consistent dedication to providing top-tier orthopedic care.

If you suspect your child needs a pediatric orthopedist, and you’re located in or near Hanover, NJ, don’t hesitate to contact The Pediatric Orthopedic Center at (973) 538-7700 or by filling out the request an appointment form.

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Know Before Your First Visit

Verify the date and time of your appointment. You may be required to complete new patient paperwork or provide personal information prior to being seen by your doctor. Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to your appointment time.

Confirm the address and location of your appointment. The Pediatric Orthopedic Center has four convenient locations in New Jersey. Confirm with the front desk staff the office location for your visit.

Be aware of travel issues and delays. Be mindful of any driving conditions, road construction detours and parking requirements to ensure you arrive for your appointment on time.

Urgent Care for Acute Injuries (Cedar Knolls)

Expert pediatric orthopedic care, no appointment needed. Our board-certified specialists are here to swiftly treat your child’s orthopedic needs, saving you time and worry.

Walk-In Hours Update

*Urgent and Acute Injuries Only during Urgent Care/Walk-in Clinic hours. To find out if your child’s injury qualifies for a walk-in visit, click here. (Walk-in fees may apply.)


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 9am-5pm
Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 5pm-8pm


Regular Hours: 8am-5pm
NO walk-in hours.


Walk-in Hours* (Cedar Knolls): 10am-2pm

Sunday: Closed

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