Orthopaedics

Nebraska Medicine has one of the largest teams of orthopaedic surgeons who are at the forefront of orthopaedic surgery, research and rehabilitation. Our surgeons work closely in collaboration with other physicians to provide a well thought out and comprehensive treatment plan for upper extremity, lower extremity, sports medicine, orthopaedic oncology, spine, trauma and reconstructive patients in children, teenagers and adults.

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Why Choose Nebraska Medicine for Orthopaedic Care?

Our Expertise

When you need advanced orthopaedic treatment, Nebraska Medicine and our academic partner, the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, has the experience and expertise you are looking for to get the best possible care.

We Treat More Than 35,000 Patients A Year

Our team is made up of experienced surgeons, specialists, scientists, biomechanical engineers, nurses, therapists and support personnel who provide top-quality care to more than 35,000 patients each year from around the country.

Our Vast of Experience Gives You Better Results

Our expert surgeons perform thousands of surgeries each year and place strong emphasis on decreasing a patient's risk of infection during and after surgery through a variety of methods all centered around giving you the best surgical outcome possible. Studies have shown that the greater the volume of surgeries performed at a hospital, the better the outcomes. Our physicians are also very experienced at choosing the appropriate candidates for surgery. Choosing the right surgery for the right patient with the right implant and right physical therapy contributes to better results, happier patients and greater longevity.

Our Edge in Technology and Research

Many providers on our orthopaedic surgery team are involved in groundbreaking technological and clinical research that is transforming the future of orthopaedic surgery. UNMC's orthopaedic research laboratory is one of the largest academic facilities in the world conducting technological research to aid the orthopaedic industry. Through the collaborative work of our engineers, surgeons and technologists at our world-class Biomechanics laboratory, we are performing cutting-edge research to create "smart" implants that last longer and perform better, as well as innovative work on wear testing of joints that is helping to set national and international standards for testing of knee replacement systems. View the UNMC Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation bi-annual report for more information.

Our Dedication to Research and Clinical Trials

Our orthopaedic surgeons are leaders in research and are pioneers in ushering in the latest orthopaedic treatments and procedures to best address patient needs. This means you have the opportunity to take part in some of the most current clinical trials and the newest and most cutting-edge treatment options.

Our Trauma Expertise

As a Comprehensive Trauma Center, Nebraska Medicine provides the highest level of care for patients of all ages with complex traumatic injury.

Accreditations and Awards

Highly Ranked Care

Nebraska Medicine is ranked among the nation’s best. Each year, U.S. News and World Report surveys the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with the year’s list of Best Hospitals. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earn national ranking in even one specialty.

We have been recognized as a high-performing hospital for orthopaedics in the 2011, 2013 and 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking. We were also ranked nationally for orthopaedics in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking, and as a best regional hospital in Eastern Nebraska.