Pediatric Orthopedics

Akron Children's Division of Orthopedics specializes in the diagnosis and surgical and non-surgical treatment of all types of bone, joint, muscle and spine disorders and injuries in children, teens and young adults. Read More...

Adamczyk Mark
Mark Adamczyk, MD
Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Treatment Center

Bono Kenneth
Kenneth Bono, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Engles Drew

Handler-Matasar Sheryl
Sheryl Handler-Matasar, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Jones Kerwyn
Kerwyn Jones, MD
Chairman, Department of Orthopedics

Riley Patrick
Patrick Riley, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Riley, Jr. Patrick
Patrick Riley, Jr., MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Physician

Ritzman Todd
Todd Ritzman, MD
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Schrader William
William Schrader, MD
Clinical Co-Director, Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Weiner Dennis
Dennis Weiner, MD
Co-Director, Skeletal Dysplasia Center

Carman Darin
Darin Carman, DNP, RN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Hahn Theresa
Theresa Hahn, MSN, CNP
Certified Nurse Practitioner

Larson-Spurgeon Darla

Mossides Cara
Cara Mossides, MSN, CNP
Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Orthopedics

Rapacz Denise
Denise Rapacz, RN, CNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Ryan Ann
Ann Ryan, MSN, CPNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Warmus Jennifer
Jennifer Warmus, MSN, CPNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Westfall Jessica
Jessica Westfall, RN, MSN, CPNP
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Did You Know?

Did You Know?
  • Akron Children's Hospital has consistently been parents' first choice for orthopedics and orthopedic surgery, according to surveys of northeast Ohio parents.


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Akron Children's pediatric orthopedic team specializes in the diagnosis and surgical and/or non-surgical treatment of all types of bone, joint, muscle and spine disorders and injuries in children, teens and young adults. Our experienced pediatric orthopedic surgeons offer complete care for conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, with the support of pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses and orthopedic technicians. This includes:

  • Pediatric spine trauma and deformity
  • Sports injury reconstruction - Arthroscopic techniques and coordination of care return athletes to play as soon as possible with an emphasis on avoiding repeat injury.
  • Limb lengthening and reconstruction - We provide customized treatment for children with limb discrepancy or severe deformities. Complex surgical techniques restore normal limb length and alignment.
  • Musculoskeletal neurology - Therapies, orthotic appliances, surgery and rehabilitation are used to optimize function and independence.
  • Congenital hand and musculoskeletal deformity - We evaluate and treat deformities of the hand to facilitate the optimal restoration of the function and cosmetic appearance.
  • Hip reconstruction - We coordinate surgical procedures and intensive post-surgery rehab to optimize motion and function for children with pediatric hip and pelvic disorders.
  • Chest reconstruction - Surgical techniques treat deformity and improper growth of the chest and help prevent significant health concerns caused by pulmonary insufficiency.
  • Fragile bone evaluation and treatment
  • Skeletal Dysplasia Center
  • Brachial Plexus Treatment Center

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Pediatric Orthopedics
our locations

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
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Akron Children's Hospital
Boardman Medical Pavilion
8423 Market St., 3rd Floor
Boardman , OH 44512
Phone: 330-729-1145
Fax: 330-729-1144
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6100 Whipple Ave. NW
N Canton , OH 44720
Phone: 330-543-3500
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Akron Children's at Hudson
5655 Hudson Drive
Hudson , OH 44236
Phone: 330-342-5437
Appointments: 330-543-3500
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Akron Children's Hospital
Specialty Care
371 Cline Ave.
Mansfield , OH 44907
Phone: 419-521-2900
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Akron Children's at Fisher-Titus
Ralph & Alice Walcher Rehabilitation Center
272 Benedict Ave.
Norwalk , OH 44857
Appointments: 330-543-3500 or 800-262-0333, ext. 33500
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The Market Place
5000 E. Market St.
Suite 29
Warren , OH 44484
Phone: 330-856-8000
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