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Bones, Joints, and Muscles

2014 15 Orthopedics USNews and World Report

Orthopedics is the area of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeleton and associated muscles, joints, and ligaments. A pediatric orthopedist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases in children.

University of Iowa Children’s Hospital’s board-certified pediatric orthopaedists are trained to treat a range of congenital, developmental, and traumatic conditions affecting children’s bones, joints, and muscles. Our physicians are world-renowned experts in surgical and non-surgical treatments for conditions such as scoliosis, limb length discrepancies, clubfoot, hip dysplasia, and fractures.

The clinic offers a full range of orthopaedic services including treatment for:

  • Spinal deformity (scoliosis; kyphosis)
  • Clubfoot
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Neuromuscular disorders (cerebral palsy, meningomyelocele and spinal muscular atrophy)
  • Limb length inequality
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Tumors
  • Gait abnormalities (in- and out-toeing)
  • Sports injuries

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Adam is an Awesome Kid

Ten years after having his left arm amputated, Adam is a spirited young man and a Kip Captain. Read more about Adam’s story.

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Pediatric Spine Surgeon Helps Teen Gymnast Return to Competition

Macall Campbell has wanted to be a gymnast for as long as she can remember. A slippage of one of the vertebrae in her back threatened to end her gymnastics career. Then her mom found world-renowned pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Stuart Weinstein, MD. Read more about Macall’s story.

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Locations and Contact

Iowa City, Iowa

UI Children's Hospital Orthopedic Clinic
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Parking: Parking and Wayfinding. Valet Services: Pappajohn Pavilion Entrance
In House Directions: Take Elevator I to Level Lower.


Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm


  • Appointment: 319-356-2223

Ames, Iowa

McFarland Clinic
1215 Duff Ave
Ames, Iowa


  • Phone: 877-891-5350

Johnston, Iowa

Child Serve
5406 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa 50131


  • Appointment: 877-891-5350

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