Are Deep Squats Safe?

What are the benefits of a deep squat? Increased activation of Gluteus Maximus and other hip extensors Increased knee stability Decreased shear forces on the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) and PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) with squatting past 90⁰ Functional exercise that requires simultaneous, coordinated interaction of multiple muscle groups What are the risks of a […]

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Aging and Exercise

Can you imagine what Venus Williams’ or Adrian Peterson’s workouts will be like when they are in their 50s? Even great athletes who wish to remain in peak physical condition must learn how to modify their activity as they age. As early as age 30 and by 40 at the latest, the body: Loses muscle […]

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Pre-Race Warmups

Race day is almost here for the Nebraska Market to Market relay! When it comes to pre-race preparation, a proper warm-up is important to prepare your body for a long day of activity. We recommend these easy exercises in the 30 minutes or so before starting your run: Perform 5-10 minutes of easy/light jogging. Mobility […]

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Drs. Bonness and Ebel Join OrthoNebraska

OrthoNebraska’s newest doctors will further strengthen our commitment to provide the community with accessible, high quality and cost-effective orthopaedic care. Dr. Jeffrey Ebel is a primary care sports medicine physician with expertise in non-operative management of orthopaedic injuries and concussions. It is the first time a primary care physician has joined the OrthoNebraska team. Dr. Eric Bonness […]

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What is Rheumatology?

Most people automatically think of arthritis when they hear the term rheumatology. While rheumatoid arthritis is a large part of the field, rheumatology covers much more. Rheumatology is a sub-specialty of internal medicine, focusing on problems with joints, soft tissues, and autoimmune disorders. Rheumatologists are internal medicine doctors or pediatricians who have received further specialized […]

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Softball Pitching Limits

How much should my daughter pitch? Many parents who come to us after softball throwing injuries have requested information regarding pitch counts and recommended innings for their children. Sadly, there are no national standards listed for softball pitch counts and very limited research has been done in this area. Baseball has been more proactive and […]

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Avoiding Overuse Injuries in Youth Athletes

We are seeing more young kids come in with overuse injuries that often times are preventable and caused by athletic overuse. These injuries typically occur when the players use a repetitive motion consistently that puts stress on the muscles or joints, like pitching or jumping. These can be treated but can potentially lead to more significant […]

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Nurse Navigators

A nurse navigator is a familiar concept to some people who have experienced healthcare challenges. In cancer treatment, it is quite prevalent. At OrthoNebraska Hospital, we believe that our patients deserve the same type of individualized attention. Our team of navigators will be your main point of contact after you schedule a surgery that is […]

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Hydration 101

It’s that time of year where the mercury rarely dips lower than 70 degrees and relief from the heat and humidity is rare, even in the evening hours. It’s summer in Nebraska. While it’s tempting to just stay indoors and enjoy the A/C, the summer time is about being outdoors. Whether you’re participating in a […]

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An Inside Look on Early Sport Specialization in Youth Athletes

Every parent wants their child to succeed in as many areas of life, whether it’s academics, sports, fine arts or countless other activities. This leads to questions of how to invest your child’s time to maximize the benefits and minimize the risk in their future. Increasingly, parents and children elect to divvy up free time one of […]

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Area Hospital Combats Opioid Crisis and ‘Freezes Knee Pain’

Omaha, Neb. – With opioid dependency on the rise, an exciting new treatment to knee pain has the medical community very optimistic. The treatment, known as iovera, uses the body’s natural response to cold to treat knee pain and turn off pain receptors at the site. Using a needle cooled with nitrous oxide, commonly referred […]

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Brace Yourself: Q&A on Ankle Sprains

A high school basketball player enters into a game for the first time after taking a number of weeks off after she sprained her ankle in practice. She spent hours working with her athletic trainer doing everything she could so that she could play again – icing, crutches, taping, and exercises, exercises and more exercises. She […]

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Winter Weather Appointment Tips

It’s always when the first snow falls, covering the streets and sidewalks, when we all remember how terrible commuting gets. Schedules have to be adjusted to allow for safe travel as well as the time it takes to properly clean off your vehicle. With all this added time, making scheduled appointments can sometimes be difficult. […]

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ImPACT Testing for Concussions

Recent research has identified alarming statistics concerning the long term effects of concussions. A concussion is essentially an injury to the brain due to a blow to the head. High school football players alone suffer 43,000 to 67,000 concussions per year, though the true incidence is likely much higher – as more than 50% of […]

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How to Avoid a ‘Boo Boo’ this Halloween

For both children and adults it is a fun time of the year. Candy, costumes, decorations and of course, pumpkins. No matter your age, there is one fall event that brings out the kid in all of us: pumpkin carving! Each year, however, emergency rooms throughout the country are filled with injuries as result of […]

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Back on the Court

High school standout and Division I college athlete Brooke Heyne describes her road to recovery after an injury. She had played in hundreds of volleyball matches, defended the net, scored kills, won games for both her club team and Skutt High School. It was different on February 20 for Brooke Heyne, when she landed oddly […]

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How to Recover From a Pulled Hamstring

One of the most common injuries in sports is a pulled hamstring or hamstring muscle strain.  It can happen to your favorite fantasy football player or an athlete in high school. Either way, it can be a frustrating situation for the athlete because of the high re-injury rate.  Unfortunately, these athletes return to play after an […]

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