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.
A number of systemic diseases (those that affect the entire body) may also have a negative effect on the musculoskeletal system. Some of these disorders are genetic in origin, while others are acquired. Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation specialists may provide patients with care that can diminish the effects of these disorders - diminishing pain and increasing patient function over time.