Hydration 101

It’s that time of year where the mercury rarely dips lower than 70 degrees and relief from the heat and humidity is rare, even in the evening hours. It’s summer in Nebraska. While it’s tempting to just stay indoors and enjoy the A/C, the summer time is about being outdoors. Whether you’re participating in a […]

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An Inside Look on Early Sport Specialization in Youth Athletes

Every parent wants their child to succeed in as many areas of life, whether it’s academics, sports, fine arts or countless other activities. This leads to questions of how to invest your child’s time to maximize the benefits and minimize the risk in their future. Increasingly, parents and children elect to divvy up free time one of […]

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Weighted Baseballs: Good or Bad?

With the College World Series starting up in Omaha, many young baseball players can imagine taking the mound and leading their team to victory. There are many factors it takes to be a collegiate pitcher, and at the top of the list is the ability to throw hard. Over the past few years, a number […]

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Area Hospital Combats Opioid Crisis and ‘Freezes Knee Pain’

Omaha, Neb. – With opioid dependency on the rise, an exciting new treatment to knee pain has the medical community very optimistic. The treatment, known as iovera, uses the body’s natural response to cold to treat knee pain and turn off pain receptors at the site. Using a needle cooled with nitrous oxide, commonly referred […]

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Brace Yourself: Q&A on Ankle Sprains

A high school basketball player enters into a game for the first time after taking a number of weeks off after she sprained her ankle in practice. She spent hours working with her athletic trainer doing everything she could so that she could play again – icing, crutches, taping, and exercises, exercises and more exercises. She […]

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Winter Weather Appointment Tips

It’s always when the first snow falls, covering the streets and sidewalks, when we all remember how terrible commuting gets. Schedules have to be adjusted to allow for safe travel as well as the time it takes to properly clean off your vehicle. With all this added time, making scheduled appointments can sometimes be difficult. […]

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ImPACT Testing for Concussions

Recent research has identified alarming statistics concerning the long term effects of concussions. A concussion is essentially an injury to the brain due to a blow to the head. High school football players alone suffer 43,000 to 67,000 concussions per year, though the true incidence is likely much higher – as more than 50% of […]

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How to Avoid a ‘Boo Boo’ this Halloween

For both children and adults it is a fun time of the year. Candy, costumes, decorations and of course, pumpkins. No matter your age, there is one fall event that brings out the kid in all of us: pumpkin carving! Each year, however, emergency rooms throughout the country are filled with injuries as result of […]

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Back on the Court

High school standout and Division I college athlete Brooke Heyne describes her road to recovery after an injury. She had played in hundreds of volleyball matches, defended the net, scored kills, won games for both her club team and Skutt High School. It was different on February 20 for Brooke Heyne, when she landed oddly […]

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How to Recover From a Pulled Hamstring

One of the most common injuries in sports is a pulled hamstring or hamstring muscle strain.  It can happen to your favorite fantasy football player or an athlete in high school. Either way, it can be a frustrating situation for the athlete because of the high re-injury rate.  Unfortunately, these athletes return to play after an […]

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Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital and OrthoWest to serve patients as OrthoNebraska

Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital and OrthoWest announced on May 12, 2017 that they will be serving patients as OrthoNebraska. OrthoWest is the largest orthopaedic and musculoskeletal practice in the state, boasting more than 25 orthopaedic surgeons, three rheumatologists, a neurosurgeon, and a physiatrist. OrthoWest’s history includes NebOrtho and dates back to the 1930s. It’s an evolution […]

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Fremont Health and OrthoNebraska Expand Partnership

Fremont Health announces an expanded partnership with OrthoNebraska, widely regarded as the premier orthopaedic group in the region. According to Brett Richmond, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Fremont Health, the partnership will allow Fremont Health to expand orthopaedic services available to patients in the Fremont area and will include additional orthopaedic sub-specialties. […]

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Getting Back on the Slopes

You may recognize a familiar voice around the clinic. Todd Brandt, Z92’s morning radio show host (Todd & Tyler), sustained a left tibial plateau fracture while skiing in December 2015 at the Loveland Valley/Basin ski area. With the help of the OrthoNebraska Physical Therapy team, Todd has been rehabbing from the injury for over a […]

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Hospital Earns Highest Overall Rating from Medicare

OrthoNebraska is proud to announce the achievement of a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Out of 3,662 hospitals nationwide to be rated, less than three percent (102 total) hospitals received the 5-Star Overall Rating. This news comes shortly after OrthoNebraska was also named one of the Best Hospitals in […]

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What is Shoulder Instability?

Shoulder instability occurs when the shoulder feels like it might slip out of place. It occurs most often in young people and athletes. The shoulder becomes unstable when muscles and ligaments that hold it together are stretched beyond their normal limits. For younger people, this condition may be a normal part of growth and development. […]

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Choosing the Right Running Shoe

Why are shoes so important to a great run? If you’re an avid runner, you know that shoes can make a difference in your performance. You might even need a different pair of shoes for running on varied surfaces. Let’s take a deeper look into the reasoning behind investing in a good running shoe. The […]

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What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatry, or physical medicine and rehabilitation, is a branch of medicine recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. This relatively new field emphasizes prevention, diagnosis, and non-surgical treatment of injuries or ailments that may affect movement. Physiatry focuses on healing the whole patient, not just one part. It’s often called “the quality of life […]

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A Second Swing at Bat

Determination and hard work are two fundamental requirements of an athlete. All athletes at some point in their playing careers are faced with obstacles that challenge these core principals. Shane Stock, a 19-year-old sophomore Division 2 baseball player, has been a model of determination and hard work over the past two years. In early 2013, […]

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