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Fracture Clinic

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Akron Children’s Hospital is the destination of choice for treating broken bones. We recognize that children are not just "little adults," and the treatment of broken bones is vastly different from the way adults are treated. We understand pediatric bones and their amazing capacity for healing, and have the knowledge and experience to provide expert fracture care.

The Akron Children’s fracture team is led by providers who specialize in the treatment of bones, muscles and joints. We understand the role of the growth plate in the treatment of these fractures. If the growth plate is damaged by a fracture or another injury, the bone may stop growing. These “growth arrests” permanently stop a bone’s development and change how it functions. In the event that this does occur, our specialists have the knowledge to care for this problem.

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Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St.
Suite 7200
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-5001
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Our Doctors/Providers

Mark Adamczyk
Mark Adamczyk, MD

Co-Director, Brachial Plexus Treatment Center; Director of Pediatric Orthopedic Research; Director, Clubfoot Clinic; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Jeralyn Barnett
Jeralyn Barnett, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Kenneth Bono
Kenneth Bono, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Darin Carman
Darin Carman, DNP, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Drew Engles
Drew Engles, MD

Hand and Microvascular Surgeon

Theresa Hahn
Theresa Hahn, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Sheryl Handler-Matasar
Sheryl Handler-Matasar, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon; Director, Orthopedic Surgery & Clubfoot Clinic, Mahoning Valley

Molly Hipp
Molly Hipp, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Kerwyn Jones
Kerwyn Jones, MD

Chairman, Department of Pediatric Orthopedics; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Darla Larson-Spurgeon
Darla Larson-Spurgeon, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Cara Mossides
Cara Mossides, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Denise Rapacz
Denise Rapacz, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Patrick Riley
Patrick Riley, Sr. MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Patrick Riley, Jr.
Patrick Riley, Jr., MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon; Sports Medicine Physician

Todd Ritzman
Todd Ritzman, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Ann Ryan

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

William Schrader
William Schrader, MD

Clinical Co-Director, Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Jennifer Warmus
Jennifer Warmus, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Dennis Weiner
Dennis Weiner, MD, FAAP

Co-Director, Skeletal Dysplasia Center; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Jessica Westfall
Jessica Westfall, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner


Our Fracture Clinic is open Monday through Friday. If you have a child with a confirmed break (an X-ray is the only way to know for sure!), we will evaluate your child’s break, treat it in a child-friendly manner, and offer waterproof casts.

If your child’s break is confirmed by an X-ray, you may schedule an appointment with our Open Scheduling tool on the left side of the screen. If you can’t get an appointment the same day or next day through the Open Scheduling tool, please call 330-543-2778 to speak with a scheduler.