Orthopedic Specialists' doctors are often featured in news media as leading orthopedic surgeons and specialists in providing high quality care in virtually all areas of the body. Bookmark this page and check back often to see the latest news and events on Orthopedic Specialists, its expert team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists, and its line of orthopedic services.
Humanitarian Case Performed at Iowa Specialty Hospitals
Dr. Andrew Odland is an Orthopedic Surgeon for Orthopedic Specialists / Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics. He has been with ISH and OS since 2018, primarily working in Fort Dodge and Garner, Iowa. Terry Baxter (Iowa State Representative) reached out to Dr. Odland to ask if he would be willing...Read More about Humanitarian Case Performed at Iowa Specialty Hospitals
5 Signs You May Need a Knee Replacement
Chronic knee pain can have a serious impact on your daily life as well as your overall mental and physical health. If you have chronic knee pain, you've likely spoken to your doctor and tried out various methods to relieve it. But at what point do you consult an orthopedic...Read More about 5 Signs You May Need a Knee Replacement
Conquering Carpal Tunnel
Are you experiencing pain, tingling, or numbness in your hands? Having trouble gripping objects? You may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, and you’re not alone! Carpal tunnel syndrome is extremely common and the likelihood of experiencing it only gets greater with age. Luckily, there are many treatments to help...Read More about Conquering Carpal Tunnel
ISH Partners with Cancer Treatment Centers of Chicago
Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is excited to announce their collaboration with the cancer experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America© (CTCA), Chicago, to deliver personalized cancer care to area residents, when and where they need it. Cancer Treatment Centers of America© developed the CTCA© Continuous Care Program, an individualized...Read More about ISH Partners with Cancer Treatment Centers of Chicago
Maintaining Joint Health During Harvest
Farming is physically taxing. While your team is working long hours to finish up as fast as possible, fatigue and soreness will eventually set in. However, that nagging pain might not be soreness, but a musculoskeletal injury instead. Left unchecked, this could lead to lasting pain and discomfort, significantly impeding...Read More about Maintaining Joint Health During Harvest
Football Injuries and How To Prevent Them
Are you or a loved one playing on a football team this fall? If so, awareness of the risks is your first step to prevent a football injury. While there is never a guarantee against injury, there are certain steps that can be taken to help minimize your risk. Let’s...Read More about Football Injuries and How To Prevent Them
How to Become an Orthopedic Surgeon
We all know that it takes “a long time” to become a practicing orthopedic surgeon, but how long? Many people shy away from undertaking the profession due to the length of time it takes to achieve the goal. Here is what it takes to become an orthopedic surgeon. The educational...Read More about How to Become an Orthopedic Surgeon
3 Common Cycling Injuries and What to do About Them by Matt Moritz, PA-C
Cycling is a good low impact exercise whether you are hitting the trails outside in preparation for RAGBRAI at the end of the month, or inside on a stationary bike. Biking is a good activity for those who have arthritis, as it places less pressure on the joints. Bikers can...Read More about 3 Common Cycling Injuries and What to do About Them by Matt Moritz, PA-C
"You Have to Exercise on a Regular Basis"
It is probably a safe bet to say that a large number of patients hear “you have to exercise on a regular basis” when they visit their family physician, especially if they have some medical issues. But where to find the time? People are busier than ever with work, family,...Read More about "You Have to Exercise on a Regular Basis"
Get In The Game! Lifetime Benefits of Sports
Studies have shown that men (or women) who continue to play sports and exercise in midlife continue to be more active as they get older. The benefits of a team sports session may even outweigh a run on the treadmill or a trip to the gym. Gym workouts boost cardiovascular...Read More about Get In The Game! Lifetime Benefits of Sports