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IOWA ORTHO - A Center of Excellence

Our Focus

As an Orthopedic Center of Excellence, the Iowa Ortho physicians provide the most comprehensive medical evaluations, plan of action, and in-depth medical care available.

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), Iowa Ortho has the largest population, in a single group of orthopedic surgeons, of fellowship trained and board certified physicians in the state of Iowa.

As your partner in health, Iowa Ortho offers a multidisciplinary approach to your care providing you a team of orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, pain management specialists, industrial medicine, podiatrists, physical therapists, and highly trained ancillary professionals who bring their collective expertise together to provide the full scope of services.

Iowa Ortho has 14 locations throughout Central Iowa and the Des Moines Metro area including Ankeny, Boone, Downtown Des Moines, Newton, Pleasant Hill, Pella, Clive and additional rural areas. If you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our top orthopedic surgeons today, please call 515-247-8400 or click here to request an appointment online. 

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Sign your middle school or high school child up for a FREE physical at Iowa Ortho's downtown Des Moines clinic. Physicals will be offered on Wednesday, May 11th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. A parent/guardian must be present in order to provide consent. Register by May 2nd to Allison.Klapperich@myphysio.com or at 515-323-6485. Read More

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Success Stories

"The pain and difficulties of my first hip replacement were extremely high, and the full recovery period lasted for months,” said Belmont. “In contrast, the superior approach used by Dr. Matthes resulted in my being able to move my leg and walk on the day of surgery."
Dr. Mark Matthes

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