Patient Stories

At The Pediatric Orthopedic Center, there is nothing more important to us than positive outcomes from children. Hear from families just like yours whom we have been able to help. If you'd like to share your story or provide a quick testimonial, please fill out the contact form and someone will get back to you right away.

New favorite doctor for my kids

This is the second doctor my daughter has seen for an ongoing back injury. Dr. Rieger was amazing. She is a teenager who felt comfortable with him, he explained everything to her and is my new favorite doctor for my kids.

If I could give 100 stars I would

If I could give 100 stars I would. Dr. Friedman was amazing. My 3-year-old daughter had “nursemaids elbow” and she was able to resolve the problem professionally, and educated us thoroughly. She is absolutely amazing!

I am extremely happy to have found such a great surgeon

I cannot begin to describe how AMAZING Dr. Bloom was. He explained everything without hesitation, and he made sure to follow up. He did an SCFE surgery for me almost a year ago and I’m going to have one soon from him. I am extremely happy to have found such a great surgeon. When I tell you, he was confident, HE WAS CONFIDENT. He knew what he was talking about. I’m looking forward to my next surgery, only because it will be done by him!

Office staff was so helpful

Office staff was so helpful, everyone was pleasant and kind and gentle. We have recommended your office before and will again!

Dr. D’Agostini was absolutely amazing

Dr. D’Agostini was absolutely amazing. Incredibly intelligent and showed great compassion for my daughter. She was able to provide us with a diagnosis and treatment plan that made us feel confident and well-informed.

I would highly recommend Dr. Katsman

I saw Dr. Katsman for a shoulder injury. She was very caring and knowledgeable. The office staff was very helpful and they squeezed me into the schedule which was so accommodating. Dr. Katsman listened to my concerns and addressed all of them as well as thoroughly explained her findings. She offered me plan options and took into consideration how I felt which I truly appreciated. The X-ray tech Amy was very kind and careful with my arm when obtaining X-rays and Courtney the MA was helpful in providing me with MRI information. I would highly recommend Dr. Katsman.

Very kind and patient with my 4-year-old

Great office. We usually see Dr. Rieger, but we had an emergency and saw Dr. Lin. Very kind and patient with my 4-year-old daughter… She even gave him a hug when we were done because she liked him.????????

She looks for an alternative to solve the problem

Dr. Sarah Stelma is a great specialist. She knows how to listen and takes her time to explain and answer questions and the most wonderful thing is that she looks for an alternative to solve the problem, surgery being the last resort. I am very happy with her services. Good service!

They were so caring and moved things around

The staff was amazing! I walked in to see if I could get an appointment because urgent care asked me to follow up with an orthopedic. They were so caring and moved things around to get me an appointment that afternoon.

Thank you for having an appointment in an emergency

The office was clean, bright, and welcoming. All staff was professional, attentive, and thorough. Thank you for having an appointment available for my child in an emergency.

Dr. Lin was fantastic

Dr. Lin was fantastic. He took the time to explain the fracture and the surgical procedure required. He answered our questions and more.

Made the visit one to remember

Dr. Rieger was extremely knowledgeable, and professional, and made a great connection with my son, the patient. His personality and treatment made the visit one to remember.

Very thorough and thoughtful

Dr. Rieger and the staff were awesome!!! Really gave me the confidence needed for my daughter’s upcoming surgery. Very thorough and thoughtful. I will recommend them to anyone willing to listen to me talk about them.

Immediately put her at ease

Dr. Rieger was great! He was engaging with my 7-year-old and immediately put her at ease. She was smiling even though she was getting a cast.

By far the best doctor we have ever seen

Dr. Rieger was by far the best doctor we have ever seen. He made my son feel very welcome and made him feel at ease and engaged in his care. I will definitely recommend Dr. Rieger to others.

Makes the appointment enjoyable

Dr. Rieger is really excellent with my son. We are seeing him for scoliosis tracking as well as my son’s positional club foot. Dr. Rieger makes the appointment enjoyable for my son, cracking jokes while examining him and explaining what he is doing, what he finds, and next steps.

He’s the best!!

Dr. Solomon is wonderful. I live on Long Island (my daughter lives in Morristown) and have seen Dr. Solomon before for a second opinion. I’m always so pleased by his input and am sorry that I’m not able to see him initially for an urgent matter. He’s the best!!

So wonderful with our daughter

Dr. Friedman was so wonderful with our daughter and made sure she was included in the conversation in her care.

Calmed my daughter down

Not only was Dr. Friedman helpful, kind, and professional,­ she calmed my daughter down and made her feel comfortable while being cast which is by no means an easy task. Thank you. 

So sweet to my daughter

Love Dr. Friedman. So sweet to my daughter and was just amazing. Rylee is so comfortable with her and that’s the best.

Truly listened

Dr. Stelma was very pleasant and understanding!! She was so fantastic! Truly listened and was extremely thoughtful.

Talked directly to my teenage daughter

Excellent care and bedside manner. Talked directly to my teenage daughter and included her in the discussions which many providers do not. They usually only talk to the parents regarding the diagnosis, care plan, and follow-up.

Already recommended her to a friend

Very good experience. My son is 6 and she made him feel comfortable talking to her. I have already recommended her to a friend for her daughter.

Happy to refer him to anyone in need

As always, our visit with Dr. Bloom was fantastic. His treatment worked and I’d be happy to refer him to anyone in need of a pediatric orthopedist.

Hard to find doctors like Dr. Solomon in this world today

Dr. Solomon was very professional, honest & informative with my son, John’s, needs, especially understanding of his autism spectrum diagnosis. He was very patient, as well. Hard to find doctors like Dr. Solomon in this world today. Very much appreciated.

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Urgent Care for Acute Injuries (Cedar Knolls)

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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