A pediatric orthopedist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases in children.
Bones, joints, and muscles
University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital’s board-certified pediatric orthopaedists are trained to treat a range of congenital, developmental, and traumatic conditions affecting children’s bones, joints, and muscles. Our physicians are world-renowned experts in surgical and non-surgical treatments for conditions such as scoliosis, limb length discrepancies, clubfoot, hip dysplasia, and fractures.
The clinic offers a full range of orthopedic services including treatment for:
- Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE)
- Spinal deformity (scoliosis; kyphosis)
- Hip dysplasia
- Neuromuscular disorders (cerebral palsy, meningomyelocele and spinal muscular atrophy)
- Limb length inequality
- Skeletal dysplasias
- Gait abnormalities (in- and out-toeing)