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Neurosurgery
Akron Children’s Pediatric Neurosurgery Division provides surgical treatment for abnormalities of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system for infants, children and teenagers.
Physiatry
Akron Children’s Pediatric Physiatry division specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation for children and teens with injuries to the muscles, bones and nervous system.
Neuromuscular Clinic
Akron Children’s Neuromuscular Clinic evaluates and treats infants, children, teens and young adults with muscular dystrophy.
Brachial Plexus Treatment
The Akron Children's Hospital Brachial Plexus Treatment Program provides diagnosis and treatment for children and teens suffering from brachial plexus injuries.
Neurology
Akron Children’s Pediatric Neurology division provides evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system for infants, children and teens.
Spasticity Clinic
Akron Children’s Hospital Spasticity Program evaluates and treats children and teens with spasticity and other neuromuscular difficulties.
Hand and Upper Extremity Clinic
...Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Clinic at Akron Children’s Hospital evaluates and...
Brain Tumor Clinic
...Children’s Hospital's comprehensive Brain Tumor Clinic diagnoses and treats all...

Site Content 61 found

Grateful for remarkable care in son's spinal fusion surgery
...son, Tyler Wibly, has undergone a spinal fusion at Akron Children's Hospital.The care he has received in the PICU and on the 7th...
Scolosis surgery
...Dennis Weiner was my doctor who treated my scoliosis. He did my surgery successfully in...
Research to test whether magnetic device can reduce surgeries in early onset scoliosis
...scoliosis, or curvature of the spine.Treating scoliosis in teens is fairly straightforward with spinal fusion surgery. But children with early onset scoliosis are much more challenging because...
Putting a face to “Race Across America”
...Children’s Hospital. On June 13 – the day the race started – my son, Jake, was scheduled for a spinal fusion at Akron Children’s Hospital. The bike team decided to dedicate their race to Jake...
Standing tall: Scoliosis surgeries help straighten severe curvature of 10 year old’s spine
...her to Dr. Bono, who diagnosed her with a nearly 100-degree curvature.Every day leading up to her spinal fusion, Dr. Bono applied 3 lbs. of traction to her halo device to help lengthen and stretch...
Can spinal stenosis take a player off the field for good?
...the recent NFL combine is spotlighting exceptional talent across the country, there’s a...
Anesthesia Fellowship
...including neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, craniofacial surgery, trauma, spinal fusions, neonatal and pediatric intensive care and critical care Training in regional...
The causes and effects of neck and spinal cord injuries
...last weekend’s Cleveland Browns game, Green Bay Packers’ tight end Jermichael Finley...
Grant Aids Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program
Article: Grant Aids Brain and Spinal Cord Tumor Program
Publication: Other
Published in: 2014
Do heavy backpacks cause long-term back problems?
...a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital, Dr. Todd Ritzman is frequently...
Life, love and legacy through pediatric palliative care
...two years of planning, research and filming, Akron Children’s Hospital is happy to announce...
Bengals punter Huber suffered the mildest type of neck injury: Clay shoveler's fracture
...last week’s Cincinnati Bengals game, I’ve had a lot of people asking me about punter Kevin...
A day in the life of storeroom clerks
...patient care, but for Talbot, it hits especially close to home.“Two of my daughters had to have spinal fusion surgery for scoliosis here at Children’s,” he said. “Everything that was put inside...
Neurosurgery Elective
...Akron Children's Hospital – Akron Campus Duration:  4 weeks...
Disease Focus - Pilocytic Astrocytoma
Article: Disease Focus - Pilocytic Astrocytoma
Publication: Showers Family Center Newsletter
Published in: 2012
Issue: 2011
Sibling Revelry: Jordan dotes on little Gabby Gi Gi
...has graced us with 2 amazing kiddos. I am overwhelmed by watching Jordan smother his little...
Happy to be Healthy
...our son, Gianni, was 5 weeks old, he became critically ill with infant botulism. He...
Not letting rare type of dwarfism define me
...my best friends.I have scoliosis – a short, sharp curve between my shoulder blades. I had a spinal fusion the winter of my seventh grade year. Dr. Patrick Riley and Dr. Dennis Weiner were my...
Meet the Pollocks
...we are the Pollock family. Currently our family consists of Randy, Megan (me), our dog...
Bioinformatics Helps Serve Patients, Populations
Article: Bioinformatics Helps Healthcare Better Serve Patients, Populations
Publication: Other
Published in: 2013
Orthopedic Research Investigators Honored
Article: Orthopedic Research Investigators Honored at National AAP Conference
Publication: Other
Published in: 2012
Tony Romo's quick return to play no surprise for medical professionals
...Tony Romo’s recent back injury, many fans were shocked by his return after only two weeks —...
The Non-operative Treatment of Clubfoot
Physicians, Pediatricians and Residents
B. Stephens Richards, MD - Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Texas Southwestern and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, TX
Cael - aspiring wrestler and preschooler - aims to takedown leukemia
...2009, Akron Children’s Hospital featured Cael Williams of Norton, Ohio, in one of...
Thankful for the special delivery of baby Jordan
...met Jordan Matthew Pollock 9 days ago. He was a whopping 8lbs 6oz, 20 inches long. The shock...
After NICU stay, Pollock family adjusting well at home
...first appointment outside of our hospital stay was scheduled with our pediatrician. We...
Ohio’s children’s hospitals share solutions for safety
...whole nation is looking to Ohio when it comes to keeping kids safe when they need to be...
Have you had 'The Conversation?'
...GoodmanPulitzer Prize winning journalist Ellen Goodman, best known for her column in the...
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Health Info 234 found

A to Z: Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces in the spine, or backbone, where the spinal cord is located. Pressure placed on the spinal cord causes pain and disruption to some body functions. (Article for Parents)
Word! Spinal Tap
A spinal tap is an important test for diagnosing illnesses, such as meningitis. (Article for Kids)
Word! Meninigitis
The meninges cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis happens when the meninges swell or get irritated. (Article for Kids)
Word! Quadriplegia
Quadriplegia is when both of a person's arms and both legs stop working. (Article for Kids)
Scoliosis
Some teens have a curve in a place where it doesn't really belong: the spine. Here are the straight facts about scoliosis. (Article for Teens)
Scoliosis: Samantha's Story
Between sixth and ninth grades, Samantha received treatment for scoliosis - sometimes at a hospital hundreds of miles away from her home. This is her story about treatment and recovery. (Article for Teens)
Steven's Story: Power Player
Meet Steven. He's 14 and has spinal muscular atrophy. He shares his struggles and successes in this video. (Article for Kids)
Back Problem: Kyphosis
Your spine, or backbone, curves slightly forward as it runs up your back. For someone with kyphosis, the spine is curved too much, causing discomfort or trouble breathing. (Article for Kids)
A to Z: Tethered Cord
A tethered cord is when part of the spinal cord is attached inside the spinal canal, and the spinal cord is not able to move freely. (Article for Parents)
A to Z: Meningitis, Viral
Sometimes viruses can spread to the meninges, the membrane around the brain and spinal cord, and cause more severe illness. Learn about it here. (Article for Parents)
A to Z: Tetraplegia
Learn about complications of spinal cord injuries and conditions that affect the central nervous system. (Article for Parents)
Kyphosis
Your spine, or backbone, normally curves forward gently as it runs up your back. Sometimes, though, someone's back can be rounded too far forward, which is a condition known as kyphosis. (Article for Teens)
Word! Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus happens when the fluid that cushions the brain builds up inside the head. (Article for Kids)
Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Steven's Story (Video)
A teen athlete talks about why he won't let his condition take him out of the game. (Article for Parents)
A to Z: Hydrocephalus
Hydrocephalus (sometimes called "water on the brain") is a brain condition that happens when cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) is unable to drain from the brain. (Article for Parents)
A to Z: Hydromyelia
Learn about the central nervous system and conditions that can affect the spinal cord. (Article for Parents)
A to Z: Myelomeningocele
Learn about birth defects and conditions that affect the spinal cord and spinal column. (Article for Parents)
Word! Nervous System
The nervous system controls everything you do, including breathing, walking, thinking, and feeling. (Article for Kids)
Spinal Tap
A spinal tap (also called a lumbar puncture) is a medical test that involves taking a small sample of cerebrospinal fluid for examination. Find out what's involved in this article for teens. (Article for Teens)
Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Steven's Story (Video)
Steven was diagnosed with SMA when he was 3. Here's a look at his life today and why he says, "When someone tells you you can't do something, don't be afraid to try something new." (Article for Teens)
Kyphosis
Everyone's spine is slightly rounded forward at a gentle angle. If this angle is too pronounced, more than 50 degrees or so, it's called kyphosis, also known as roundback or hunchback. (Article for Parents)
A to Z: Meningitis, Bacterial
Learn about this rare but serious condition in which bacteria invade the membranes around the brain and spinal cord. (Article for Parents)
Scoliosis
Every person's spine curves, but about 3 people out of 100 have scoliosis, which causes the spine to curve too much in the wrong direction. (Article for College)
Muscular Dystrophy
There's no cure for muscular dystrophy (MD), a genetic disorder that gradually weakens muscles, but there are ways to improve muscle and joint function and slow deterioration so that kids with MD can stay as active as possible. (Article for Parents)
Spina Bifida
Inside your spine is the spinal cord, which is like a closed tube made up of nerves. Spina bifida can occur when there is an opening in the cord. (Article for Kids)
A to Z: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Learn about about multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic disease affecting the central nervous system. (Article for Parents)
A to Z: Quadriplegia
Learn about complications of spinal cord injuries and conditions that affect the central nervous system. (Article for Parents)
Meningitis
Meningitis is a serious illness that affects the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Find out more in this article for kids. (Article for Kids)
Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
If your child is scheduled to have a lumbar puncture, also called a spinal tap, read about how this test is performed and when you can expect the results. (Article for Parents)
What Are Reflexes?
Reflexes help protect your body. Find out what they are in this article for kids. (Article for Kids)
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Conditions 18 found

Crouzon Syndrome
...defect, genetics, craniofacial, neurosurgery, crouzon syndrome,...
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
...cancer, neurosurgery, central nervous system cancer, brain tumor, spinal cord tumor,...
Arachnoid Cyst
...cysts, birth defect, neurosurgery, neurology, meningitis, brain injury,...
Spina Bifida
...neurology, maternal fetal medicine, prenatal diagnosis, neural tube defect, fetal...
Glioma
...cancer, oncology, neurology, brain tumor, brain surgery, cancer, giloma, chemotherapy,...
Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma
...pilocytic astrocytoma, pediatric surgery, brain, tumor, benign, neurosurgery,...
Pfeiffer Syndrome
...and reconstructive surgery, craniosynostosis, neurosurgery, ENT, speech pathology,...
Neural Tube Defects
...birth defects, neural tube defects, spina bifida, orthopedics, surgery, folic acid,...
Ependymoma
...oncology, brain tumor, brain cancer, neurosurgery, biopsy, brain surgery,...
Hyper-Lordosis
Also known as Lordosis
Scoliosis
Also known as Spinal Curvature, Kyphoscoliosis
Hypoxic-Encephalopathy
...neurosurgery, brain surgery, hypoxic-encephalopathy, cerebral palsy, mental...
Meningitis
...disease, intensive care, bacterial infection, meningitis, critical care, spiral...
Brachial Plexus Injury
...plexus injury, paralyzed arm, orthopedics, neurosurgery, surgery, physical medicine,...
Oligodendrogliomas
Also known as Oligodendrogliomas Tumors, Brain Tumor
Dysautonomia
Also known as autonomic dysfunction, autonomic neuropathy
Myelomeningocele
Also known as Spina Bifida
Astrocytoma
Also known as Astrocytoma Brain Tumors

Providers 6 found

Christopher Najarian, MD
Akron Children's Hospital
NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 4400
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8050
Fax: 330-543-8054
Map & Directions
R. Peter Vande Kappelle, Jr, MD
Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley
Boardman Medical Pavilion
Heart Center
8423 Market St., 3rd Floor
Boardman, OH 44512
Phone: 330-629-6085
Fax: 330-629-7620
Map & Directions
Mark Adamczyk, MD
Akron Children's Hospital
Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 7200
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-3500
Alt. Phone: 1-866-760-1950 (toll-free)
Fax: 330-543-5001
Map & Directions
Kathryn Mosher, MD
Akron Children's Hospital
NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 4400
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8050
Fax: 330-543-8054
Map & Directions
Todd Ritzman, MD
Akron Children's Hospital
Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 7200
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-3500
Alt. Phone: 1-866-760-1950 (toll-free)
Fax: 330-543-5001
Map & Directions
Micah Baird, MD
Akron Children's Hospital
NeuroDevelopmental Science Center
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St., Suite 4400
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: 330-543-8050
Fax: 330-543-8054
Map & Directions

Videos 9 found

Meet Brandi: Spinal fusion surgery - Television Commercial
Video: Brandi Penzera, an 18-year-old patient at the Akron Children's Hospital Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, recovers after a successful spinal fusion surgery to correct her idiopathic scoliosis.
Meet Brandi: Brandi's mom talks about her daughter's spinal fusion surgery
Video: Theresa Johnson talks about her daughter's spinal fusion surgery to correct her idiopathic scoliosis at the Akron Children's Hospital Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Reducing Posterior Spinal Fusion Deep Surgical Site Infections
Video: In this Research Insights video, Todd Ritzman, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Akron Children's Hospital, discussed the implementation of recommendations that have helped reduce surgical site infections following spinal fusion procedures.
Meet Brandi: Todd Ritzman, MD, discusses Brandi's spinal fusion surgery
Video: Todd Ritzman, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at the Akron Children's Hospital Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, discusses Brandi Penzera's spinal fusion surgery to correct her idiopathic scoliosis.
Meet Brandi: Todd Ritzman, MD, discusses Brandi's recovery from spinal fusion surgery
Video: Todd Ritzman, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at the Akron Children's Hospital Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, discusses Brandi Penzera's recovery from spinal fusion surgery to correct her idiopathic scoliosis.
Pediatric Spinal Fusion To Correct Scoliosis
Video: This Akron Children's live surgical webcast features surgeons William Schrader, MD and Patrick Riley, MD, as they correct a scoliosis spinal deformity. The doctors provide commentary and educational information during the Webcast.
Meet Brandi: Living with scoliosis
Video: Brandi Penzera, an 18-year-old patient at the Akron Children's Hospital Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, discusses living with idiopathic scoliosis and her decision to undergo spinal fusion surgery.
Meet Brandi: Idiopathic scoliosis - Television Commercial
Video: Brandi Penzera, an 18-year-old patient at the Akron Children's Hospital Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, prepares for a spinal fusion surgery to correct her idiopathic scoliosis.
Meet Brandi: Brandi's dad talks about her corrective surgery
Video: Randy Penzera discusses his daughter's spinal fusion surgery to correct her idiopathic scoliosis at the Akron Children's Hospital Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

News 7 found

How to deal with a child’s bedwetting
...the parents of a child struggling with bedwetting, a tug on the pajama sleeve at 3 a.m. is a...
Voluntary recall of injectable medications
...FDA has issued a statement about a voluntary recall of all injectable drugs produced by the...
Akron Children’s Mahoning Valley to receive $15,795
...ALERT    Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley to receive $15,795...
Akron Children's names new director of neurosurgery
...neurosurgeon Roger Hudgins, MD, joins the medical staff at Akron Children's...
Akron Children’s Hospital adds providers
...Children’s Hospital welcomes three new providers to its NeuroDevelopmental Science...
Emily’s Sparkle Sprint benefits Akron Children’s PICU
...a year to the date of her daughter’s hospitalization and struggle to survive a...
Basketball star becomes champion for concussion awareness
...suffering a serious, life-changing concussion four years ago, Kara Murphy, a senior...