Welcome To Growing Bones!

Pediatric & Neuromuscular Orthopaedic Institute, Dover DE

Growing Bones Pediatric & Neuromuscular Orthopeadic Institute is dedicated to expanding exceptional subspecialty orthopaedic care to all children and individuals with chronic neurological conditions in Central and Southern Delaware.

We treat all general pediatric orthopaedic conditions including: Trauma, Congenital & adolescent disorders, and sports injuries.

We specialize in the care of children and adults with chronic neurologic conditions including: cerebral palsy, spina bifida, and Down's Syndrome.


Dr. Connor is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who provides general pediatric orthopaedic services to all children as well as subspecialized orthopaedic services for children and adults with neuromuscular disorders. Pediatric orthopaedists are specifically trained in the care of childhood conditions and injuries. Neuromuscular conditions are disorders, often diagnosed at birth, that have their own specialized needs. Furthermore, when children age out of the traditional pediatric system they often have significant difficulty in transitional services into adulthood. Dr. Connor is committed to providing services that address health disparities across Kent and Sussex county. Growing Bones believes that every child deserves exceptional care everywhere.

Growing Bones Pediatric and Neuromuscular Orthopaedic Institute, Dover Delaware. Justin Connor, MD, Board Certified Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon.

We  our patients & their families so much, we’ll let them do the talking!

Amanda Watson

Dr. Connor was great with my son. He made him feel comfortable and involved him in his care. We also loved the waterproof cast option which made for an easy care, stress free summer in a cast!

Laura Vasquez-Garofoli

I am very happy with the treatment we have received at Growing Bones. the office staff is kind and very accommodating. Dr. Conner goes above and beyond to meet the needs of his patients! because of my own clinical background I tend to have high expectations. Growing Bones exceeded my expectations in everyway. If your child needs Dr. Conners service, you will receive the best treatment with him

Gelea Green

Office was clean staff was courteous…..were we seen quickly with no waiting around. Dr Connor was very pleasant he did not seem to be rushing and gave a great explanation of the medical condition and our options. I would definitely recommend

Via Parham

I took my son to Growing Bones for a consult after he injured his ankle. Dr Connor and his staff were all very nice and so helpful! My son and I felt so much better after his appointment and confident that he was receiving the best care!

Nicole Moore

Dr. Connor consistently showed compassion for his patients, ensuring adequate follow-ups and education be provided before patients left the office. Highly recommend!

Bridget Zambito

Everyone in the office was professional and friendly. I immediately felt comfortable here and Dr. Connor was wonderful to work with. He reassured fears we had with our toddler and explained everything wonderfully.

Heather Pirino

Very patient with my 6 yr old. My mom had to take her to the apartment while I was working and Dr offered to have a video conference with me since I wasn’t present at the appointment to explain the options for a cyst behind her knee. Many doctors would just have expected the person attending the appropriate to relay the information, but he went above and beyond. I feel confident and less stressed knowing she will be in good hands during her surgery. I would absolutely recommend this practice. Dr Justin is a rare find!

Andrea Caswell

At a sport instructor and an individual who sees injuries often, having a knowledgeable doctor is important. Dr. Conner and his staff are very knowledgeable and help ensure your your child’s health comes first. Not to mention their communication with you leading up to your appointment and following up afterwards is amazing. They communicate with you and make sure your concerns are taking care of. I would refer my family, friends and athletes to this practice anytime. Five star doctor and staff.

Jaime Bush

Dr. Connor and his staff are amazing. Always helpful with any questions you have. Dr. Connor does not make his pts wait for weeks to be seen and he will call you himself with any test results. Definitely recommend this practice.