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Overview

44% Reduction
44% Reduction
in narcotic prescriptions after orthopedic surgery
broken arm ortho
1,401
patients seen in fracture clinic May-Aug 2018
ACL surgeries
104
ACL Surgeries Performed in past year
Low dose radiation
Low Dose Radiation
First in NEO Ohio to have EOS imaging for scoliosis patients
spinal surgeries
117
Spinal Surgeries in the past year
skeletal dysplasia
144
Skeletal dysplasia patients from 10 states
Top 50 ortho hospitals
Top 50
US News - Top 50 Orthopedic Hospitals for past 2 years

A survey of northeast Ohio parents shows that we are their first choice for orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of bone, joint, muscle and spine disorders and injuries in children, teens and young adults.

We have one focus: Kids.

Bone, joint and muscle problems in children are quite different than those of an adult. Some of the problems children have with their bones and joints are caused by growth. Sometimes what may be considered a problem in a child is a variation of growth that will resolve with time.  

That’s why we specialize in evaluating and treating musculoskeletal problems in children who are still growing − from newborns to teenagers. From fractures and sports-related injuries to scoliosis, spina bifida and cerebral palsy, we blend cutting-edge treatments and innovative surgical approaches with compassionate, family-centered care.

So no matter what medical condition they’re dealing with, we’re here to help kids get back to being kids.

Conditions we treat.

We treat kids with all types of orthopedic conditions. Among the conditions we treat are:

  • Brachial plexus injuries    
  • Brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta)    
  • Bone tumors    
  • Cerebral palsy    
  • Congenital hand and foot deformities    
  • Hip dysplasias
  • Limb length discrepancies
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Sports injuries

Advancing orthopedic care in children.

We’re relentless in our pursuit to find new ways to treat young patients and in teaching the next generation of doctors. For instance, we are 1 of 6 orthopedic centers in the country working to develop a surgical technique to safely perform ACL surgery on young children.

We are also studying whether a magnetic device can reduce surgeries in early-onset scoliosis. Treating children with early onset scoliosis is challenging because they’re still growing. Spinal fusion surgery prevents the growth of the spine and thorax during a critical period of lung development and impacts quality of life into adulthood.

 

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Orthopedics

330-543-3500

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Orthopedics
Akron Children's Hospital Orthopedics, Akron
Considine Professional Building
215 West Bowery Street
Suite 7200
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-5001
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Orthopedics, Boardman
Akron Children's Hospital Orthopedics, Boardman
6505 Market Street
Building A
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Fax: 330-729-1946
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Orthopedics, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Hospital Orthopedics, Boston Heights
Akron Children's Health Center
328 East Hines Hill Road
Boston Heights, Ohio 44236
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Orthopedics, Mansfield
Akron Children's Hospital Orthopedics, Mansfield
Akron Children's Health Center
1029 South Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906
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Orthopedics, North Canton
Akron Children's Hospital Orthopedics, North Canton
Akron Children's Health Center, North Canton
6076 Whipple Avenue Northwest
North Canton, Ohio 44720
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Orthopedics, Norwalk
Akron Children's Hospital Orthopedics, Norwalk
Fisher-Titus Medical Center
282 Benedict Avenue
Norwalk, Ohio 44857
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Orthopedics, Medina
Akron Children's Hospital Orthopedics, Medina
Akron Children's Health Center
3443 Medina Road
Door 1 (Suite 108)
Medina, Ohio 44256
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Orthopedics, Warren
Akron Children's Hospital Orthopedics, Warren
The Market Place
5000 East Market Street
Suite 29
Warren, Ohio 44484
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Our Doctors/Providers

Department Heads:
Todd Ritzman
Todd Ritzman, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatric Orthopedics; Director, Spine Program; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

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Physicians/Providers:

Mark Adamczyk, MD

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

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Kenneth Bono, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

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Drew Engles, MD

Hand and Microvascular Surgeon

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Lorena Floccari, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon; Research Director, Spine Program

Sheryl Handler-Matasar, MD

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

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Kerwyn Jones, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

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Patrick Riley, Sr. MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

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Patrick Riley, Jr., MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon; Sports Medicine Physician

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William Schrader, MD

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

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Anthony Silverio, DO

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

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Dennis Weiner, MD, FAAP

Co-Director, Skeletal Dysplasia Center; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

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Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants:

Jeralyn Barnett, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Darin Carman, DNP, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Amanda Edmonds, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Theresa Hahn, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Molly Hipp, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Darla Larson-Spurgeon, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Cara Mossides, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Denise Rapacz, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Ann Ryan, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Jennifer Warmus, MSN, APRN-CNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Jessica Westfall, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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Other Providers:

Aaron Wickham, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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What Should Families Expect When They Come for an Appointment?

At Akron Children’s, your child’s health and safety is our priority. Please continue to bring your child for wellness visits, vaccinations or sick care appointments that keep children healthy. We want to assure you that we have taken additional precautions to ensure a safe environment for your child and family. The following are additional safety efforts, in addition to our normal cleaning protocols, that we are taking to help you be comfortable bringing your child to an appointment.

Limiting the Number of Caregivers and Face Covering

The number of caregivers permitted to accompany a child to an appointment is dependent on the department you are visiting. Everyone visiting an Akron Children's facility is asked to wear masks or face coverings, except for kids under 2 or those with sensory issues. Masks will be provided for visitors who do not bring their own.

Health Screening Station Ahead Sign

Checking In and Screening of Visitors

Akron Children's now offers Mobile Check-in to limit your exposure to others. You'll receive a text an hour before your child's appointment arrival time. Click the link in the text when you reach the Akron Children's facility for your child's appointment. You will receive a confirmation text that reminds you to wait in your car. Once we determine appropriate spacing is available inside the building, you'll receive a third text to let you know it's OK to come in for your appointment.

Immediately upon entering the building, your temperature will be taken, either by a thermal scanner or a greeter who will also ask you a few questions.

If you are in a waiting room, you’ll notice signs and a limited number of chairs. This is to remind our patients to keep 6 feet of physical distance between your family and others.

Precautions If You Suspect Your Child Has COVID-19

Call your child’s healthcare professional if your child is sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing and has been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or if you live in or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19. Your health care professional will work with Ohio’s public health department and the CDC to determine if your child needs to be tested for COVID-19.

View all the safety precautions Akron Children's is taking.