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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 (745 Ratings, 179 Comments)

5 stars
Mar 19, 2019
Great
5 stars
Mar 14, 2019
Someone accompanied Dr. Bruggeman in for my appointment. She was not introduced to me, and since Dr. B went right into his exam, there wasn't an appropriate time for me to acknowledge her or introduce myself. Not sure what the etiquette is but, since I've used UNMC for several decades, I enjoy a short introduction of the student, resident, etc.
5 stars
Mar 11, 2019
I feed so much better after the Carpel Tunnel surgery. I am encouraged that my hand well regain usefulness.
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