With her larger-than-life personality, Annie, 6, has always had an unbreakable spirit despite her medical conditions. At her mom’s 5-month ultra sound, Annie’s arms and legs were measuring smaller than a typical baby. Specialists thought she may have achondroplasia (dwarfism), but genetic testing and additional scans revealed more concerns. Doctors detected healing breaks in her […]
I want to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the entire staff at Akron Children’s Boardman and Akron Children’s Akron. My son suffered a football injury on the field Friday night. That resulted in a broken right arm. He was sent via ambulance to Akron Children’s Boardman campus where they did an x-ray. He was […]
Last October, a new clinic for brittle bone disease opened at Akron Children’s Hospital with little fanfare, but for families and staff it was a dream come true. Before this clinic opened, parents had to travel hundreds of miles to Omaha, Neb., or Wilmington, Del., to get care for osteogenesis imperfecta (IO), a complex disease […]
Over the course of his career, pediatric orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Schrader has treated hundreds of children with clubfoot. So some might say it was ironic when his daughter, Laura Dickson, pregnant with his first grandchild, told him her baby, Isaiah, would be born with clubfoot.
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.
My son had surgery on June 8, 2010, to apply a leg lengthening device. The surgery was done by Dr. Schrader at Akron Children’s Hospital. We drive every other week to Dr. Schrader’s office to check on the progress of the leg growth. The device is still on and we will go in next week […]