Improving Life and Restoring Function
The Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation faculty has expertise in every orthopaedic subspecialty. Inpatient services are divided into teams that care for general and specialized orthopaedic patients. The department also provides consulting services to the Center for Disabilities and Development at UI, Child Health Specialty Clinics, and two state schools for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery®
UI Hospitals and Clinics is ranked 18th nationally in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report rankings for orthopedics. We provide the most complete bone and joint health services in Iowa. Physicians from across the Midwest refer patients to the University of Iowa because of our comprehensive array of services, our multidisciplinary approach and our state-of-the-art facilities.
Primary tumors of bones and muscles are relatively rare, but have the potential to create tremendous disability and reduce lifespan. Secondary tumors (metastatic) may be the result of the spread of tumor from another body part. Musculoskeletal Oncology specialists in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation deal with all of these diagnoses in a multi-disciplinary way. We work with our colleagues in Medical and Radiation Oncology to create a comprehensive plan for patients burdened with these challenging diagnoses.