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Express Care - Bettendorf

3415 53rd Avenue
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

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106 19th Avenue
Suite 103
Moline, Illinois 61265

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3426 North Port Drive
Suite 200
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

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3904 16th Street
Moline, Illinois 61265

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Proctor First Care - East Peoria

2535 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, Illinois 61611

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Proctor First Care - Peoria Heights

1120 E. War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Bett Plex)

5185 Competition Dr.
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Morton)

1909 North Morton Avenue
Morton, Illinois 61550

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (North Crossing)

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peck's Landing)

1940 Blairs Ferry Road
Suite 104
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peoria)

8914 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61604

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Prairie Parkway)

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (San Marnan)

1655 E San Marnan Dr.
Suite H
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (United Medical Park)

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Washington)

209 N. Cummings Lane
Washington, Illinois 61571

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E. Hickman Road
Waukee, Iowa 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waverly)

101 Cedar River Pkwy
Suite 101
Waverly, Iowa 50677

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express at Duck Creek

1417 KImberly Road
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

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UnityPoint Clinic - Family Medicine and Walk-In Care - Cascade

610 2nd Ave. NE
Cascade, Iowa 52033

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UnityPoint Clinic Kenyon Road - Walk-In

800 Kenyon Road
Suite R
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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1550 University Avenue
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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2255 JFK Road
Dubuque, Iowa 52002

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Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Hwy 64 East
Anamosa, Iowa 52205

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
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Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Hiawatha

1001 N. Center Point Road
Suite A
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Sunnybrook

5885 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51106

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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2375 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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Orthopedics

What is Orthopedics?

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine dealing with the correction of abnormalities of bones or muscles. The musculoskeletal system includes bones, ligaments, joints and tendons within the human body, as well as the muscles and nerves. Practicing proper exercise techniques and maintaining a balanced diet and healthy weight can help to reduce the risk of suffering from future orthopedic conditions or pain.

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms vary depending on the patient. A large portion of orthopedic problems are caused by an injury while a small percentage is congenital or existing since birth. Symptoms commonly occur within the back, neck, hip, pelvis, shoulders and/or knees. Common signs of orthopedic problems may include any of the following:

  • Difficulty using a particular body part to perform daily functions, such as walking up stairs
  • Pain in muscles, tendons or joints that have lasted longer than a few days
  • Swelling around the joints
  • Joint pain
  • Joint deformities

What is an Orthopedic Surgeon?

An orthopedic surgeon is a doctor who is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or injuries of the musculoskeletal system, like the spine or joints. Standard procedures that orthopedic surgeons perform are hip, shoulder, knee and ankle replacement surgeries, as well as back surgery. There are many branches of orthopedics, allowing doctors to choose a specialty. Orthopedic specialties include:

  • Arthritis
  • Injury care
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Back and spine surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Physical and Occupational Therapy

What Does an Orthopedic Surgeon Do?

Orthopedic surgeons treat a variety of conditions and diseases like bone spurs, hammer toe, carpal tunnel, spinal stenosis, muscular dystrophy, osteoporosis, tendonitis and many more. Asking a patient to describe their symptoms and reviewing his or her medical history helps orthopedic surgeons diagnose the issue and determine the best approach for recovery. An examination of the joint(s) or areas causing pain is then performed. Orthopedic surgeons may use tests, including x-rays, blood tests or a joint aspiration to confirm a diagnosis.

Orthopedic surgeons also perform medical procedures or surgeries. Depending on the extent of pain or damage, treatment plans may be less invasive or may require major surgery. For less invasive procedures, orthopedic surgeons will make a small incision and insert a tiny camera and thin instruments into the joint, allowing the surgeon to repair tears and other joint problems without requiring the patient to undergo major surgery.

Orthopedic Procedures

  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Surgery to repair fractures (broken bones)
  • Spinal surgery on neck and back (includes discectomy, laminectomy and spinal fusion)
  • Arthroscopic surgery (surgeon looks at joint, usually knee or shoulder, through a special camera)
  • Knee cartilage repair
  • Foot surgery (such as bunion removal)
  • Sports Medicine surgery
    • ACL/PCL repair (knee ligaments)
    • Biceps tendon repair (upper arm)
    • Achilles tendon repair (lower calf/heel)
    • Rotator cuff repair (shoulder)

When to see an Orthopedic Surgeon?

An appointment to see an orthopedic surgeon should be considered if you are experiencing pain that will not cease, diminished functions or damage around the joints. Anytime there is an injury to a bone, tendon, joint or nerve, visiting an orthopedic surgeon may be the best option. If you're unsure of why you're experiencing pain or do not know what treatment options are available, an orthopedic surgeon will find the proper treatment.

Benefits of UnityPoint Clinic Orthopedics

The orthopedic experts at UnityPoint Clinic are committed to providing our patients and families with the comprehensive orthopedic care they need. From the time of diagnosis through the recovery process and beyond, our board certified orthopedic surgeons and specially trained nurses and staff are dedicated to the health of you and your loved ones. The UnityPoint Clinic orthopedic team consistently provides the care, treatment and support you and your family can count on.