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Orthopedics

The UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Orthopedic Clinic is here to support and care for patients from start to finish through your orthopedic journey. Whether you're a young athlete, injured worker, active senior or an on-the-go individual, together, we can help you get back to the busy life you love.  

You don't need a doctor's referral to be seen at the UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Orthopedic Clinic. Call us at (641) 236-2925 to schedule an appointment. 

Our Philosophy of Care

We believe that each person's orthopedic health journey is personal. Our UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Orthopedic Clinic provider sees between 20 and 25 individuals each day to ensure patients have ample time to ask questions and voice concerns they may be experiencing.

Our clinic provides the best combination of care, including: 

  • Surgical procedures 

  • Physical therapy

  • Injections

  • Injury prevention

  • Education

We are proud to partner with Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons (DMOS) to provide full-time, expert orthopedic care close to home.

Our Process

  1. Schedule an appointment. Make an appointment with our UnityPoint Health – Orthopedic Clinic by calling (641) 236-2925 or speaking with your primary care provider to discuss specialty care options.

  2. Visit with our team. Work with our local, orthopedic specialist to talk about questions and/or concerns, treatment options and plans that work best for you and your lifestyle. In addition to our orthopedic doctor, we also have a nurse, patient financial advocate and athletic trainer on our team.

  3. Get back to being YOU. We will work together to provide education, reassurance, quality care and comfortable surroundings before, during and after your time with us. No matter how short or long your treatment plan is, we are here for you every step of the way.

Areas of Expertise

From a wide array of fractures and injuries to carpal tunnel treatment and arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, our specialist is ready to see you. Start your orthopedic care journey by calling (641) 236-2925 to schedule an appointment. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Sports medicine

  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder

  • ACL reconstruction

  • Rotator cuff repairs

  • Joint replacement of the knee and shoulder

  • Anatomic shoulder replacement

  • Reverse total shoulder replacement

  • Carpal tunnel treatment

  • Finger and wrist fractures

Procedures

When it comes to treating bone and joint related conditions, we offer a variety of procedures performed by our highly skilled orthopedic surgeon and care team. You can expect:

  • Personalized care for patients of all ages

  • Use of the latest expertise and technology, to ease discomfort and decrease recovery time

  • A supportive care team, who is there to help at all stages of your treatment and recovery

Various surgeries are available to lessen discomfort and improve mobility. Knee replacement can be an option for patients that desire more mobility and continually experience swelling and pain, while some request a shoulder replacement due to extreme discomfort while sleeping.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an orthopedic doctor?

An orthopedic doctor is an individual that provides specialized care for the musculoskeletal system. They see patients with concerns regarding bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. They  offer procedures to prolong the life of your joints and provide better mobility and quality of life throughout the years. 

The orthopedic specialist at UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Orthopedic Clinic treats a wide array of fractures, injuries and degenerative conditions and is accepting new patients. Give our clinic a call at (641) 236-2925 to schedule an appointment.

When should I see an orthopedic doctor?

Our specialist is happy to discuss your bone and joint health concerns. Recurring symptoms may be signs of other health problems and should be evaluated. 

  • Pain, stiffness or discomfort making it difficult to perform regular activities
  • Chronic pain that lasts 12+ weeks
  • Decrease in range of motion
  • Unsteady while moving or standing
  • A muscle, tendon and/or ligament injury that hasn't improved
  • If you have a general concern

If you experience any of these symptoms above, give us a call at (641) 236-2925 to schedule an appointment with our orthopedic doctor.

What should I do if my cast gets wet?

If you or a loved one's cast does become wet, you can try to dry the inside padding with a hair dryer. Please use a low heat or cool setting to avoid burning or irritating the skin. If your cast is completely saturated, there is a possibility it will need to be casted again. 

If your cast does become wet to some degree, please give the clinic a call at (641) 236-2925 to talk through next steps as each situation is different.

Will my injury require surgery?

Each patient's treatment plan looks different and not everyone needs a full repair or surgical procedure. Other avenues to treat orthopedic injuries and/or discomforts include injections, orthobiologics and minimally invasive procedures. All of these avenues of orthopedic care can be provided by our orthopedic doctor.

Call (641) 236-2925 to schedule an appointment with our UnityPoint Health – Orthopedic Clinic specialist to talk more about a treatment plan.

Why should I choose UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Orthopedic Clinic for my orthopedic care?

Our UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Orthopedic Clinic care team is equipped with the best tools to  help patients improve their strength and mobility.  We have an/a:

  • Orthopedic doctor who takes time to listen to your concerns and develop a care plan that fits you or your loved ones needs.

  • Patient Financial Advocate that is available to help guide individuals through the steps of surgery or a patient in need of outpatient testing. 

  • Nursing team that is welcoming and is able to help answer questions individuals may have.

  • Physical therapy team that encourages and assists individuals get back to the life they love through various treatments. 

Whether you opt for a non-surgical treatment plan or decide surgery is the best route, our care team is here for you every step of the way. 

The orthopedic specialist at UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Orthopedic Clinic treats a wide array of fractures, injuries and degenerative conditions and is accepting new patients. Give our clinic a call at (641) 236-2925 to schedule an appointment.