Knee and Hip

Instability, limited mobility and pain are the most common warning signs indicating a problem of the hip and knee. Often times there may be a popping sensation or you may feel as though the joints are grinding. You may experience stiffness of the joint as well as weakness. When intense pain hinders your ability to get around or interferes with a full night’s rest, visit with the skilled hip and knee orthopaedic specialists at Nebraska Medicine.

Orthopaedic doctors at Nebraska Medicine are specially trained to treat the most complex hip and knee revision cases, prosthetic joint infection, joint diseases as well as more common hip and knee problems. Possible treatments may include hip replacement, hip revision, knee replacement, knee revision or unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement. Our team will take the time to listen to your concerns, understand the activities that are important in your life and develop a treatment plan that will quickly get you back to work and play.

Patient Guides

Why choose Nebraska Medicine For Your Knee and Hip Care:

Experience and Expertise

When you need advanced orthopedic treatment, Nebraska Medicine can provide the best possible care in the region. Our team includes not just surgeons, nurses, therapists and support personnel, but also scientists, biomechanical engineers and researchers. Together with our academic partner the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, we provide top-quality care to more than 35,000 patients annually.

We treat a variety of common hip and knee conditions including:

  • Artificial knee implants
  • Arthritis of the knee
  • Arthoplasty
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Hip fracture and strain
  • Hip dislocation
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hip arthritis
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip pain
  • Joint Replacement
  • Knee fracture
  • Knee ligament Injury
  • Knee pain
  • Knee replacement
  • Pelvis fracture
  • Young adult hip disease

Our Experience in Knowing Whether You're a Fit for Surgery

Our doctors are not just experts at performing surgeries, but 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.

Leading the Way in Technology and Research

Our specialists, who are also part of UNMC's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, conduct groundbreaking technological and clinical research that is transforming the future of orthopaedic surgery. The department’s orthopaedic research laboratory is one of the largest academic facilities in the country 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.

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. In addition, as a patient, you receive the benefits of the latest research we're conducting in the field of orthopaedics.

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, as well as ranking nationally for orthopaedics in 2012, and ranking best regional hospital in Eastern Nebraska in 2015.

Nebraska Medicine Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine SurgerySM and Center for Knee and Hip ReplacementSM

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has designated Nebraska Medicine as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine SurgerySM and a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip ReplacementSM. Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery and Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement are part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's expansion of its Blue Distinction® designation.

The Blue Distinction designation is awarded by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality health care in the areas of bariatric surgery, cardiac care, complex and rare cancers, knee and hip replacement, spine surgery and transplants. The program is part of The Blues® efforts to collaborate with physicians and medical facilities to improve the overall quality and safety of specialty care.

Learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield's Blue Distinction® program.