Overview

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa’s surgeons treat a variety of issues related to your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. Specifically, they treat elbow pain, foot and ankle injuries, hands, hip injuries or hip pain, knee issues, shoulder pain, as well as spine issues. Sports injuries, such as broken bones, ACL tears, tennis elbow and pulled groins can all be treated by a PCI surgeon.

For a non-surgical option or before you consider surgery, it’s always best to work with a physical therapist to ensure all steps have been taken for you to be at optimal health.

Orthopedic Surgery Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopic Procedures – used to visualize, diagnose, and treat the problems inside of a joint. Arthroscopy is used to treat rotator cuff tears, carpal tunnel syndrome, general arthritis, and torn ligaments.
  • Cartilage Replacement – In joints, such as elbows and knees, cartilage can wear out and cause joints to not move as easily. Cartilage can be damaged by sports injuries or other severe strains. Osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis can also damage cartilage.
  • Joint Replacement (finger, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle) – Joints can be damaged by arthritis, injuries, or other causes. An eroded joint can cause pain, stiffness, or swelling. Joint replacements are done by removing the old joint and replacing it with one made from plastic, metal, or both. You may even consider having a joint replaced as an outpatient, meaning you would have your surgery in the morning and be released to go home that evening. Learn more about Same Day Joint Replacements >>
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures – Smaller incisions, less tissue damage, and less muscle trauma are all characteristics of minimally invasive procedures. Using minimally invasive technology, Orthopedic surgeons are able to perform knee surgery, shoulder surgery, joint replacements, and spine surgery.
  • Osteotomies – Osteotomies are done to correct a bone that may be healing crooked, or is too long or misaligned. An osteotomy is a common way to treat types of arthritis and is practiced in the knee, hip, jaw, and chin.
  • Podiatric Surgery – Podiatrists perform surgery to correct a number of issues with the lower leg, foot, and ankle, including sports injuries; traumatic injuries to the foot and ankle, including fractures, wounds, lacerations, and tendon injuries; bunions; diabetic foot complications, including wound care, bone infections, and neuropathic fractures; pediatric foot and ankle deformities; and adult foot deformities and arthritis.
  • Reconstruction Procedures – Reconstructive procedures are sometimes used instead of full joint replacement surgeries. This involves correcting or filling a small portion of the joint or bone.
  • Trauma Care – fixes simple isolated fractures, such as a broken bone or life-threatening accidents with multiple breaks. Trauma orthopedic surgeons are experienced in treating the more difficult fractures, such as those near a joint, the pelvis, or multiple fractures to one bone.