Mark A. Rieger, MD, FAAOS
218 Ridgedale Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927
Additional Locations: Cedar Knolls, Wayne, Springfield, Jersey City
After 30 years in practice, I am focusing on spinal deformity, as my mentor Dr. John Hall did in the later part of his career. I am the director of the Scoliosis Center, PA, which is a division of the Pediatric Orthopedic Center. The Scoliosis Center is distinctive because it offers in-office bracing, which provides exceptional nonoperative scoliosis management and minimizes the need for surgery. We are also the only practice in northern New Jersey that provides in-office, low-dose radiation EOS X-rays, which use 10 to 50 times less radiation when imaging the spine and limbs and create 3-D imaging of the spine for surgical planning when needed. I work with world-renowned surgeons for deformity surgery and perform anterior vertebral body tethering surgery, which preserves spinal motion. We use the scoliosis Rapid Recovery Pathway, which decreases a child’s hospital stays from four to seven days to two or three days, lowers the need for narcotics, and provides for a rapid recovery to normal activities. I continue to provide care for sports, shoulder, hip, and foot and ankle musculoskeletal issues. My office is unique in that I can both evaluate and treat hip dysplasia during the same office visit thanks to having in-house ultrasound technology. I am the only doctor in New Jersey certified in Ponseti nonoperative treatment of clubfoot. I am especially proud to continue to lecture and educate my colleagues and the next generation of medical professionals on a variety of pediatric orthopedic issues. • Dr. MARK A. RIEGER is a Bone & Joint Select Surgeon honoree for being one of New Jersey’s top pediatric orthopedic surgeons.