Bones, Joints, and Muscles
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)
- Hip dysplasia
- Neuromuscular disorders (cerebral palsy, meningomyelocele and spinal muscular atrophy)
- Limb length inequality
- Skeletal dysplasias
- Gait abnormalities (in- and out-toeing)
- Sports injuries
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Orthopedic Patient Information
From Our UI Children's Hospital Specialists
- Hip Spica Cast: A Guide for Patients
- Posterior Spinal Fusion Care Map
- To Parents of Children Born with Clubfeet
- Treating Scoliosis in Neuromuscular Conditions
- Treating Scoliosis with Posterior Spinal Fusion with Instrumentation
- Young Athletes Comprehensive Treatment Plan
Iowa City, IowaUI Children's Hospital Orthopedic Clinic
200 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
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
Ames, IowaMcFarland Clinic
1215 Duff Ave
- Phone: 877-891-5350
Johnston, IowaChildServe (Des Moines/Johnston)
5406 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa 50131
- Phone: 877-891-5350