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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 (568 Ratings, 121 Comments)

5 stars
Oct 18, 2018
I have been to several doctors, specialists, physical therapists over the past couple years to get some comfort. Dr. Bruggeman and his PA were amazing. They gave me options and we decided cortisone shots would be a good start. This is the first time in years I haven't felt pain in my thumbs. I am so grateful for them helping me! They actually care about their patients. The receptionist that checked me in was great also, she seemed to really enjoy her job and was full of smiles. I will definitely pass Dr. Bruggemans name onto others.
5 stars
Oct 17, 2018
Yeah, Dr. Bruggeman's always been the best when I come in to see him. He always gets right at me and takes care of me. The nurses are excellent. And I've never had any problems. I wish he was my primary doctor.
5 stars
Oct 16, 2018
Everyone there is so caring, helpful and understanding
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