Of all the medical specialties, orthopedic surgery is arguably the most physically demanding. Pushing bones back into place requires brute force, while long surgery sessions demand stamina – which may explain why orthopedics is one of the few medical specialties still male-dominated. Today only 4% of board-certified orthopedic surgeons are women. Dr. Sheryl Handler at […]
Fun-loving and easygoing – that’s Tyler Stratton. These traits helped him overcome many hurdles, and made him a favorite patient of his doctor and the staff at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. Born with a congenital shortening in his left femur, or thighbone, Tyler had a 5-centimeter difference in his leg lengths. To correct the […]
Take basketball, soccer and cheerleading play stations, mix in some necessary adaptive equipment, invite kids with physical disabilities and their siblings, and the result is the first ever March Adaptive Madness Event. The March 20 event was a collaboration of the Mahoning Valley Parent Advisory Council and Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (ASPO), an organization […]
When Robert’s daughter, Isabella, broke her arm at acrobatics, he drove past 2 hospitals to get to Akron Children’s Beeghly campus. And from the moment they stepped into the ER to the surgery and follow-up appointments later, Isabella was treated like a princess.