Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Bone and Joints

Our orthopedic experts provide care for patients with a variety of diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Our physicians, from the University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, work with teams of physical therapists and other rehabilitation specialists to manage care for every orthopedic condition, with a special emphasis on pediatric care. Our physicians have led the world in developing effective treatments for a birth deformity known as clubfoot. In addition, our clinicians employ the most up-to-date techniques for diagnosis and treatment of a range of diseases and injuries.



Injuries from motor vehicle accidents, falls or injuries at work can be devastating. Our staff uses efficiency, coordinated care and well-designed surgical techniques to help patients regain lost function.

Sports Medicine

UI Sports Medicine is ready to help you if:

  • You are unable to play or participate because of an injury
  • Your ability to participate declines or becomes more difficult
  • You have swelling of a limb or joint
  • You have pain while participating in a sport

Joint Replacement

Our reconstructive services provide care for ankle, hip, knee, shoulder and wrist replacements. Our surgical approach and rehabilitation follow up are aimed at a safe and healthy return to normal activities.

Bone Cancer

Tumors of bones and muscles are relatively rare but can lead to disabilities or death. Our specialists are part of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and work as part of a multidisciplinary team to offer you the best options for your cancer.



The professionally recognized nonsurgical treatment for clubfoot was developed by the late Ignacio Ponseti, a long-time UI faculty member and clinician who developed the Ponseti Method during his decades of service to infants afflicted with this condition.