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.
Often diagnosed in the first third of life, neuromuscular diseases have the potential to produce limb deformity, alter neurological function, and negatively affect an individual's ability to be mobile. A number of treatments exist in the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation realm for Neuromuscular diseases. A comprehensive approach is generally advised and may be initiated through evaluation in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.