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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Air Travel After Joint Replacement

After you’ve recovered from joint surgery, you might be ready for a relaxing vacation. Traveling with a joint implant can be easy and fun. But, there a few things you may need to know before your trip. Here are a few tips to help make your trip as smooth as possible! Discuss your plans with […]

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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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Hospital Appoints Scheppers as Chief Executive Officer

OrthoNebraska Hospital (at the time, Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital) is pleased to announce the appointment of Levi J. Scheppers as its new chief executive officer. Levi comes to OrthoNebraska from Nebraska Medicine, where he most recently served as Chief Administrative Officer. In that role, Levi was responsible for developing the $400 million financial plan for the […]

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Sandy’s Story: Thumb Pain

For Omaha native Sandy Stetter, the pain was becoming unbearable. The 56 year-old had spent the previous five years dealing with a growing sense of discomfort in her right thumb. The former pharmaceutical sales rep and passionate gardener had come to a very painful and emotionally challenging crossroad. Either continue to live with pain in […]

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Crutch Training at OrthoNebraska

OrthoNebraska Hospital, formerly Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital, is here to help aid in your recovery from bone, joint and muscle conditions. This video is intended to educate you on the proper use of crutches. Before practicing the use of crutches, it is important that they are fit for you specifically – as crutches come in a […]

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