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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 orthopedic 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

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Ages treated: All ages

Accepts workers comp: Yes

21 Years in Practice

Credentials

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedics by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education

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

Memberships & Awards

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

Patient Reviews

4.7 out of 5 (1,376 Ratings, 324 Comments)

5 stars
May 18, 2020
OrthoNebraska is the only place that I will go for orthopedic care! Due to the COVID pandemic, the staff are taking extra care to ensure patient safety with the use of masks and a virtual waiting room in the parking lot. A huge KUDOS to Dr. Bruggeman, his PA Sally, and his nurse Nicole for providing an excellent patient experience! They took extra time to talk to my son, explain the next steps, and answer all of his questions regarding his surgery next week.
5 stars
May 18, 2020
Went extremely smooth and even better than expected. I love the staff and my doc . Will highly recommend Ortho Nebraska
5 stars
May 13, 2020
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