Akron Children’s Hospital surgeons, Stephanie Russo, MD, PhD and Drew Engles, MD, are giving patients with arthrogryposis a new way to move their joints thanks to an innovative procedure called, carpal wedge osteotomy and flexorpronator slide. Arthrogryposis, also called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC), is a rare condition that causes stiff or contracted joints at birth and […]
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James Bauman is a rising junior at St. Ignatius High School where he excels in the classroom and on the soccer field. To be at his best, he knows it requires hours of studying, practicing and getting his A1C level right. “I was young when I was diagnosed (with type 1 diabetes), but I don’t […]
The Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center (NDSC) brings together 5 pediatric specialties under one roof to deliver the best outcomes and quality of life for children affected by neurological and developmental disorders. For Joey Ricci, now 18, the NDSC is where his health journey began. At 6 months old, Joey still wasn’t thriving, and tests […]
In 2020, Connor Evanich was a three-sport athlete at Marlington High School. As he entered his junior year, he knew he wanted to play a sport in college, but a leg and knee injury caused him to reevaluate how he’d get there. Connor stayed committed to his goal and, with the help of his Akron […]
When Sarah and Terrell Richardson received the news their daughter, Gabrielle, had gastroschisis, they had no idea what it was or how to help her. Their questions led them at Akron Children’s Maternal Fetal Medicine where they were connected with specialists and a care plan before Gabrielle arrived. “We met with specialists regularly to keep […]
Forward. It’s a path 5-year-old Madelyn Traschel has been on from the start. Affected by spina bifida, she has been managing regular doctor visits, surgeries and therapy sessions to keep her moving in the only direction she knows – forward. We first shared Madelyn’s story a few years ago at the opening of the Akron […]