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Dr. Bruggeman’s practice is focused on hand, elbow and shoulder conditions and Worker’s Compensation cases. He treats some of the most difficult injuries in the region as one of the only Level 1 trauma providers in the area, treating major orthopaedic injuries of all kinds at Nebraska Medicine.  He sees many second opinion cases and helps train tomorrow’s doctors, nurses and more. Sports medicine has been a big part of Dr. Bruggeman’s practice as well, serving as the team physician for multiple sports teams.

Dr. Bruggeman enjoys spending time with his family, coaching soccer and outdoor activities.

Conditions

Animal Bites, Biceps Tear at the Elbow, Biceps Tear at the Shoulder, Broken Collarbone, Broken Hand or Wrist, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel, De Quervain’s Tendinosis, Dupuytren’s Contracture, Elbow Arthritis, Elbow Bursitis, Elbow UCL Tears, Flexor Tendon Injuries, Fractured or Dislocated Elbow, Frozen Shoulder, Ganglion Cysts, Golfer’s Elbow, Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist, Trigger Finger, Labrum Tears (SLAP), Rotator Cuff Tears, Shoulder Injuries, Shoulder Impingement, Separated Shoulder, Shoulder Arthritis, Tennis Elbow, and less common conditions

Treatments

Carpal Tunnel Release, Elbow Scope, Ganglion Removal, Tennis Elbow Surgery, Trigger Finger Release, Ulnar Nerve Surgery, Wrist Scope, Wrist Repair, and less common treatments

Ages treated: All ages

Accepts workers comp: Yes

22 Years in Practice

Credentials

Certifications

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

Education

  • Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center | Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, 2005
  • Mayo Clinic| Orthopaedic Residency, 2004
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center | MD, 1999 (High Distinction)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln | BS, 1995 (Biology)

Memberships & Awards

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • OrthoNebraska Clinics Board of Directors
  • Nebraska Orthopedic Society (President)

Patient Reviews

4.7 out of 5 (1,025 Ratings, 235 Comments)

5 stars
Sep 19, 2019
Dr. Bruggeman is AWESOME!!!
5 stars
Sep 17, 2019
Yes, I thought the care provider was excellent. He sat down with us and explained everything. She didn't know either of us my my daughter and I and I was very very pleased with him and his work and I'm still in the process of healing and I'm still under his care and I would definitely recommend him. However, there's some in the CT scan room x-rays or whatever that little questionable. So, that's all I have to say. Thank you.
5 stars
Sep 16, 2019
When I made the appointment, it would have been helpful if I had been told that I could have completed my personal and medical information online. The check in process would have been smoother and my information more accurate.
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