Orthopedic Services at GCMH - It's a Good Move!


 Is a painful hip or knee keeping you from moving freely? Is ongoing back pain slowing you down? Have you suffered a sports injury? When your everyday movements are painful – or when you’ve suffered an injury to your bones or joints – you can count on the dedicated orthopedic specialists at Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

The focus of an orthopedic surgeon is to diagnose and treat injuries and disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. At the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, Dr. Robert Bartelt and Dr. Douglas Cooper see a variety of people for pain and injury, from young athletes with overuse injuries to older adults with arthritis.

If surgery is necessary, it can be performed in the hospital’s comfortable and private surgery suite, where experienced nursing staff and state-of-the-art infection control support positive results. Orthopedic surgery regularly performed at Grundy County Memorial Hospital includes:

  • Arthroscopy • Rotator cuff repair • Carpal tunnel repair
  • Joint replacement. A damaged knee, hip, or shoulder is replaced with an artificial one. A total joint replacement usually requires a hospital stay.

The goal of the orthopedic services team is to return you to the everyday activities you enjoy, without pain. A visit with an orthopedic specialist does not require a referral from a primary care physician. For appointment scheduling or other questions, contact Grundy County Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic at 319-824-5081.

Grundy County Memorial Hospital/UnityPoint Health offers its award-winning outpatient services in one convenient and accessible location, staffed by health care professionals who treat you as if you are family.

   Here’s what a person had to say after their recent orthopedic surgery: “The Staff treated you like a VIP. Like having your own personal team of medical professionals. These people are awesome!”