By the Numbers: Orthopedists on the road

By-the-numbersFew orthopedic surgeons practice in rural Iowa, where the population tends to be older, overweight, and less physically active. To improve access to care, orthopedists from primarily urban areas of Iowa and surrounding states support visiting consultant clinics by traveling to rural hospitals to treat patients.

Source: Office of Statewide Clinical Education Programs, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine