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Bones, Joints, and Muscles

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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

Patient Stories

Braden Byersdorfer

Parent Blog: Amanda Byersdorfer

Our family will forever be grateful for the care and love that was shown to not only Braden but also to his entire family. Read more about Braden's story.

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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Adam is an Awesome Kid

Ten years after having his left arm amputated, Adam is a spirited young man and a Kid 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: Elevator I, Lower Level.


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

ChildServe (Des Moines/Johnston)
5406 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa 50131


  • Phone: 877-891-5350

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