Comprehensive Care for The Female Athlete

Female athletes should feel as comfortable as possible when receiving treatment for a sports injury.

Our all-female team of doctors specializes in the unique medical conditions and psychological pressures female athletes face and provides the empathetic perspective that female athletes deserve.

Dr. Samara Friedman, MD, talks about advancing the roles of women in the orthopedic space.

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Dr. Friedman, Head of The Center for the Female Athlete

Meet the Physicians of the Center for the Female Athlete

Samara Friedman



Anna Katsman



Alexandra D'Agostini



Dr. Sarah Stelma



Dr. Jaime Morley



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What Patients Are Saying

4.5 times

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

Due to their unique anatomic and psychological differences, female athletes are at an increased risk of sustaining certain injuries compared to their male counterparts, especially during periods of rapid growth. Our highly credentialed physicians treat child and adolescent female athletes for the following injuries and orthopedic conditions:

These athletes are most susceptible during periods of rapid growth and with proper or timely interventions, many injuries can frequently be prevented.

Becker's Spine Review

Our Center for the Female Athlete was recently featured in Becker’s Spine Review's: 5 Orthopedic Practices to Know.

BEAR® (Bridge-Enhanced® ACL Restoration)

Young athletes who’ve suffered an ACL tear now have a new treatment option at TPOC. It’s called BEAR® (Bridge-Enhanced® ACL Restoration), an innovative, less invasive surgery to restore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears in the knee. It is now available to our young patients and we can perform this procedure on patients as young as 14 years old.

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BEAR® is Now at The Pediatric Orthopedic Center

the doctors at the Center for the Female Athlete at The Pediatric Orthopedic Center

Pictured from left to right: Jaime Morley PA-C, MS, Dr. Alexandra D'Agostini, Dr. Samara Friedman, Dr. Anna Katsman, Dr. Sarah Stelma

Having established trusted relationships with some of the best providers in the area, the Center for Female Athlete now offers its patients a list of recommended specialists, including but not limited to psychologists, nutritionists, adolescent medicine specialists, and endocrinologists, to ensure that your daughters receive the best possible care. Ask your doctor about our recommended provider list for female athletes at your next appointment!

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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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