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Our staff of specialists offers surgical and rehabilitative care to treat both young patients with adolescent scoliosis and older patients with degenerative scoliosis.

Treatments include both surgical and non-surgical techniques, from simple observation, to bracing, physical therapy and surgical reconstruction. Treatments vary depending on how severely the spine is curved. The doctor will know what your treatment should be after looking at you and your X-rays. Sometimes no treatment will be necessary, but you will need to make return visits for X-rays to make sure your curve is not getting worse.

Our researchers find that back braces are effective. Results to determine whether wearing back braces would prevent the need for spinal correction surgery in children with scoliosis were overwhelmingly in favor of bracing. Read more about the effectiveness of bracing.

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Will Imbus

Ahead of the Curve

Will Imbus was one of the first children in Iowa to benefit from a unique technology that reduces the number of surgical procedures for early-onset scoliosis patients. Read more about Will's story.

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      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: Elevator I, Lower Level.


      Monday through Friday
      8 am to 5 pm


      • Appointment: 319-356-2223

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