Dr. David Vittetoe specializes in orthopedic surgery in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Dr. David Vittetoe identified specializing in
Orthopedic SurgeryOrthopedic Surgery
An orthopaedic surgeon is trained in the preservation, investigation and restoration of the form and function of the extremities, spine, and associated structures by medical, surgical, and physical means. An orthopaedic surgeon is involved with the care of patients whose musculoskeletal problems include congenital deformities, trauma, infections, tumors, metabolic disturbances of the musculoskeletal system, deformities, injuries, and degenerative diseases of the spine, hands, feet, knee, hip, shoulder, and elbow in children and adults. An orthopaedic surgeon is also concerned with primary and secondary muscular problems and the effects of central or peripheral nervous system lesions of the musculoskeletal system.. He is certified in Orthopedic Surgery.
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Dr. Vittetoe attended medical school at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences and graduated in 1995 having 19 years experience.
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