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Dr. Bredthauer has nearly 30 years experience in orthopaedics and specializes in adult reconstructive surgery, especially hip and knee replacement. He is a native Nebraskan who grew up in the same town as Husker legend and current head football coach Scott Frost (Wood River).

Hometown: Wood River, NE


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee Arthritis, Hip Fractures, Hip Arthritis, Hip Bursitis, Hip Dislocation, and less common conditions


Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Knee Injections, Hip Injections, Carpal Tunnel Release, and less common treatments

Ages treated: 9+

Accepts workers comp: Yes

33 Years in Practice



  • Board Certified in Orthopaedics by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Creighton/University of Nebraska Health Foundation | Orthopaedic Residency, 1990
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center  | MD, 1985
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln | BA, 1981 (Chemistry)

Memberships & Awards

  • Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society
  • Nebraska Medical Association
  • American Acssociation of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Patient Reviews

4.7 out of 5 (757 Ratings, 180 Comments)

5 stars
Mar 18, 2019
Hi. The only thing is I called today for some information about the exercise he told me to do and you did not call back, but maybe you will tomorrow. And I had a question about water therapy. That's all. Thank you.
5 stars
Mar 18, 2019
Yeah, my experience with Dr. Bredthauer at Nebraska Ortho was extremely good. I'm extremely pleased and I believe he did a wonderful good job for me. I think, you know the knee replacement that I incurred was difficult. He came through it. I think his people were super it was a great team. I really appreciate that his time is in what he's done. So Top Notch guy. I appreciate it and I look forward to having further check ups. Thank you so much for the great great service.
5 stars
Mar 4, 2019
Nurse, PA & Dr. were all very thorough. Originally came for a 2nd opinion but quickly decided you are the one for us. Dr. explained proper use of a cane, which OTC meds were best, instead of pain meds & explained things in "English" not "medical". We will return for surgery.
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