Idiopathic scoliosis is serious, treatable condition (VIDEO)

Although there are typically no signs or symptoms, a severe curvature of the spine can affect a teen’s quality of life as they grow into adulthood.

Do heavy backpacks cause long-term back problems? 8 tips for safe backpack use (Infographic)

As a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Akron Children’s Hospital, Dr. Todd Ritzman is frequently asked whether his patients’ spinal problems, such as scoliosis, are caused by carrying heavy backpacks at school.

Is your teen shunning the recipe for strong bone health?

It’s long been touted calcium, vitamin D and exercise are necessary to build strong bones. But, there’s rising concern children and teens aren’t getting what their bodies need to build a rock-solid skeletal structure for life.

Learning how the arm bone’s connected to the shoulder bone (Photo gallery)

Working with synthetic “saw” bones and cadavers, about 80 orthopedic residents from Ohio and Pennsylvania recently received two days of hands-on training led by Akron Children’s nationally-ranked pediatric orthopedic surgery team.