General Ortho


Our team has some of the most reputable general orthopaedic surgeons in Clive and Des Moines, Iowa. General orthopaedics focuses on the musculoskeletal system of your body. This complex system of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves is what allows your body to be active. It's the orthopaedic surgeon’s job to make sure that this system functions normally after disease or injury. You can rely on our physicians to diagnose your disorder or injury accurately and come up with a plan to treat or manage the problem.

We believe that expertise and experience matters when it comes to your orthopaedic health. Our leading general orthopaedic physicians have gone through extensive medical training to provide patients with the best quality of care possible. This includes a bachelor's degree in biology, pre-medicine or a related field, as well as four years of medical school. They must also complete a four- to five-year orthopedic surgery residency in a hospital. Some also go on to complete a fellowship for additional training in or outside of Clive, IA.

The treatment of orthopaedic injuries can differ greatly depending on the person and type of injury. General ortho treatment options may include rest, rehabilitation therapy, medication, exercise or surgery. After a thorough evaluation in our Clive office, your Capital Orthopaedics provider will recommend the best course of treatment for your specific needs.


Ready to see an orthopaedic specialist? We're here to help — in the Des Moines, Iowa, area and in surrounding communities. Call us at 515-440-2676 or use our online form to request an appointment with:

  • Dr. Brian Crites

  • Dr. Mark Fish

  • Dr. Bill Jacobson

  • Dr. Todd Peterson

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