Pediatric Services

There’s nothing more precious than the health of a child. At Iowa Ortho, we recognize that young patients have unique and delicate systems that require specialized care. From newborns to teenagers, we are here to heal.
Iowa Ortho’s pediatric orthopedist, Dr. Jeffrey Farber, is trained and experienced in treating children who are still growing. Dr. Farber is board-certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

It’s important for children to see pediatric specialists as opposed to a standard orthopedist for their musculoskeletal problems. Children’s bones, joints, and muscles should be treated in a different manner than adults’ because their bodies respond differently to injuries, infections, and deformities. Our goal is to diagnose the problem, begin musculoskeletal treatment, and get your child back to their happy and active lifestyles.

Pediatric orthopedic issues stem from many situations including birth, general play, athletic participation, and progressive diseases. It can be difficult as a parent to know if your child will out-grow a condition, or if they need to be evaluated by pediatric care specialists. Early detection and treatment of pediatric musculoskeletal disorders is the key to good outcomes, therefore, it is important to establish care early when symptoms arise. Your child’s primary care provider can be a good place to start, and while we do not require a referral to be seen in our clinics, they can provide helpful guidance.

All minors or dependent adults must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or responsible adult at every Iowa Ortho appointment. If the adult attending the appointment is not the parent or legal guardian, they must provide a written note. The note must contain the patient name and date of birth, name and relationship of adult bringing the child, and must show that the adult has permission to make medical decisions regarding the patient. This letter must be signed by the parent or legal guardian.

Conditions We Treat

  • Clubfoot and other foot disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Neuromuscular conditions
  • Broken bones
  • Fractures
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Spina bifida limb length inequality
  • Gait abnormality
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Infections and tumors of bone and muscle
  • Knee problems
  • Sports injuries

Non-Surgical Procedures

  • Clubfoot casting (Ponseti Method)
  • Spinal casting
  • Bracing

Surgical Procedures

  • Trigger thumb release
  • Heel cord release
  • Elbow percutaneous pinning
  • Internal fixation of fractures
  • Closed reduction and casting of fractures
  • Fixation of slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Removal of polydactyly fingers and toes

If you have a question regarding our pediatric services, or do not see your injury or condition listed, call us today at

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