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Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is proud have received an Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence Designation from DNV.  This designation affirms an organization’s excellence in the provision of diagnostic services, surgical services, and therapies related to orthopedic and spine care.  Our orthopedic program is the first facility in Iowa to have been found to be compliant with the requirements of the following four areas: Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence Designation, Advanced Hip and Knee Replacement Certification,  Advanced Spine Surgery Certification, and Advanced Shoulder Surgery Certification.   Learn more about this designation using the link below.

DNV Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence Designation


Orthopedics is a medical specialty that deals with conditions and diseases affecting the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.  Iowa Specialty Hospital's orthopedic providers treat injuries and diseases in a variety of areas, including:

  • Elbow: Common conditions include overuse injuries like tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and tendonitis to diseases such as arthritis and cubital tunnel syndrome.
  • Foot & Ankle: Often includes Achilles tendon surgery, tendon transfer of the foot and ankle, tendon repair, implant surgery, and lateral and medial ligament reconstruction.
  • Hand: Care includes, but is not limited to, tendon and nerve repair, carpal tunnel release (for carpal tunnel syndrome), De Quervain’s release, trigger finger release, tendon and nerve reconstruction, compression and congenital reconstruction, and fracture repair.
  • Hip: Common procedures performed by our hip surgeons include total hip replacement, hip revision, total hip arthroplasty, hip impingement surgery, and hip labral repair. 
  • Knee: Common techniques include total knee replacement, knee revision, total knee arthroplasty, partial knee arthroplasty, meniscal repair, ACL and PCL reconstruction, ligament repair and reconstruction, and cartilage repair and transplantation.
  • Orthopedic Trauma:  Deals with a broad range of acute bone, joint, and soft-tissue injuries caused by a traumatic incident, that can range from minor fractures and muscle strains to serious or even life-threatening injuries.
  • PRP Injections: PRP injections have been shown to have beneficial effects for a wide variety of injury recoveries such as Achilles injuries and ACL or MCL.
  • Shoulder: Includes arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair, total shoulder replacement, biceps tendon repair, and shoulder resurfacing, among many others.
  • Spine: Common procedures include cervical and lumbar spine fusions; artificial disk replacement; cervical, thoracic, and lumbar laminectomy; cervical, thoracic, and lumbar corpectomy; and kyphoplasty.
  • Sports Medicine: Common procedures performed include knee arthroscopy, arthroscopic ACL reconstruction, and arthroscopic treatment of shoulder injuries. 
  • Total Joint Replacement & Revision: Includes total hip arthroplasty, total hip replacement, hip revision, total knee arthroplasty, partial knee arthroplasty, knee revision, total shoulder arthroplasty, total shoulder replacement, total shoulder resurfacing, or shoulder revision.
  • Wrist: Includes, but is not limited to, carpal tunnel release (for carpal tunnel syndrome), De Quervain’s release, ganglion excision, arthroplasty of the wrist, tendon and nerve reconstruction, compression and congenital reconstruction, and fracture repair.

Proud to Partner with Orthopedic Specialists

Iowa Specialty Hospital partners with Orthopedic Specialists in Fort Dodge to offer you the region's most highly skilled surgeons and staff. We offer a wide range of orthopedic procedures for the spine, shoulder, hand, hip, knee, foot, and more—including joint replacement, fracture care, and arthroscopy. Our preferred orthopedic providers choose to perform their surgical procedures here, in the most advanced specialized hospital in the region.


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