7 Tips for Low Back Pain After Cycling

Similar to other sport and activity-related pains, prevention is key – prior to beginning any cycling program or long-distance ride, be sure to prepare with appropriate training and equipment. Rest. There’s a reason it will be the first thing most people who work in the medical field will tell you. Rest often works, at least […]

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My Hip Just Started Hurting, So Why See a Surgeon?

It typically happens slowly. First, a little pain after a day with a lot of steps. A year later, instead of hurting for one day it hurts for three. I’m talking, of course, about hip pain. Most of my patients struggle with the pain on their own for a while, waiting until it gets really […]

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OrthoNebraska to Grow Spine, Joint Replacement Programs

OrthoNebraska is excited to welcome two new physicians to our team! We believe in providing unparalleled access to highly-personalized, comprehensive care. The addition of these physicians will further strengthen our ability to provide comprehensive spine care and introduce a new technique in custom joint replacement. Dr. Sayfe Jassim specializes in hip, knee, sports medicine and total […]

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Guidelines for Reducing the Risk of Knee Injuries in Young Athletes

Chances are most people know someone who has torn an ACL. Athletes participate in more games and practices compared to 20 years ago AND they are specializing in a single sport.  Both factors have influenced the rate of ACL injuries.  Youth sports is a booming business and shows no real signs of slowing down. But […]

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Common Cycling Injuries

Cycling injuries can seem fickle and arbitrary. One minute, you might be enjoying a brisk ride along a beautiful country road. The next, your pain is unbearable. As a sports medicine physician, I see lots of injuries that are specific to certain sports or activities, and cycling is no exception. Here are a few of […]

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How Long Do Hip Replacements Last?

When you’re considering hip replacement as a more permanent solution to hip pain, this is usually the top question on most people’s minds. Fortunately, we have had a fairly recent influx of data from 60,000 hip replacements that give us a better idea of what we can expect: After 5 years, 2% required revision. After […]

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Hooked in the Hand?

With the heat of the summer now upon us, we find ourselves performing our favorite outdoor recreational activities. Very simply, the better the weather, the more active we are! With this increased activity, our hand therapists see an increase in the number of simple accidents that occur. Runners trip and fall, bike riders crash, and […]

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Being an Informed Healthcare Consumer

Do you know what your insurance benefits are? Healthcare is an ever-changing beast. Insurance, in particular, seems to be the most unpredictable. With costs increasing and benefits constantly changing; do you know where you stand? When choosing a healthcare provider, whether it be a general physician, orthopaedic specialist or even your physical therapist, are you […]

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Anterior Hip Replacement: Why Consider It?

Anterior hip replacement is one of the newest advances in hip replacement surgery. An incredibly safe and effective procedure, much of the recent advancements in total hip replacement involve a quicker route to rehabilitation. At OrthoNebraska, we believe patients should be out of bed within two hours of surgery and home as quickly as possible. […]

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Orthopaedic Nurse Certification

Like physicians, nurses have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of healthcare. This is accomplished by obtaining certification, which promotes safety, excellence in nursing, and demonstrates the knowledge and proficiency of a nurse in a certain specialty. In many cases, certification provides a nurse with the expertise to care for patients with many […]

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Starting a Run/Walk Program: Our Tips

If you’re considering beginning a walk or run routine, know you are taking steps to improve your overall health and wellness. Walking or running has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, improve weight loss efforts, boost our energy levels and so much more. Best of all, it is a simple way to make a […]

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Why Does the Top of My Foot Hurt?

While pain in the top of the foot, or midfoot, may seem unusual, it is a very common symptom for a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon to see in practice. Midfoot Injury The first thing to think about is if a potential injury occurred.  For example, a heavy object falls on a person’s foot.   They […]

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Why Choose a Hand Surgeon for a Sports Injury?

When most of us think of a sports injury, we think of ACL tears or shoulder dislocations. The reality is that in many high contact sports such as football, lacrosse or hockey, injuries to the hand, wrist, and elbow are very common. Hand surgery was the first subspecialty within orthopaedics due to the unique anatomy […]

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Low Impact Knee Exercises

Happy Spring…finally!  We suffered through a long Nebraska winter, and if you are anything like me, you are extremely excited for some nice Spring weather.  This means more time outdoors returning to activities that were put on hold through the winter.  For those experiencing joint pain, these outdoor activities may seem overwhelming and they may […]

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Preparing for Your Total Joint Replacement

It has probably been a long time coming, but now you have decided to have a total joint replacement. Regardless of the joint you plan to have replaced, there are some items to keep in mind as you prepare yourself and your home for after surgery. Plan on going home when you leave the hospital. […]

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Bathroom Transfer Safety

The most dangerous room in the house after surgery is the bathroom, because it is the origin of many surgical complications. Safety can be a major concern for bathroom transfers, especially after a total joint replacement. There are many ways to increase independence and safety with shower and toilet transfers in your home. However, in […]

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Wide Awake Hand Surgery

For a long time, hand surgery has been performed under general anesthesia. This means the patient is unconscious, or asleep. In health care, we have been trying to limit spending while at the same time providing added benefits and avoiding extra risks when possible; this includes moving away from general anesthesia when possible. I see […]

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Wrestling with Thumb Pain

The human thumb is very special. It is estimated that 40-60 percent of human hand function depends on having a normal, healthy thumb. The thumb is unique for its ability to move in a variety of directions while also being strong to allow for gripping of big, heavy items. At the same time, the thumb […]

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