Improving Life and Restoring Function

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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.

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University of Iowa, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

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Best Hospitals

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.

 In the News

Injury to the musculoskeletal system from traumatic events such as motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle crashes, falls, and work injury may be potentially devastating to a person's lifestyle and career. Working with efficiency, care, and well designed surgical technique may be critical to a patient's recovery and return to the community. Trauma specialists seek to assist patients in regaining function that has been lost despite some of the most complex acute orthopaedic challenges.