FAQ About Surgical Indications and Outcomes for Athletic Hip

The health of your hips plays a significant role in how well you can move. The largest ball-and-socket joint in your body, your hip joint includes the ball-shaped head of the femur (thigh) bone and the cup-shaped socket of your pelvis. Cartilage lines and cushions the bones and prevents them from rubbing together; however, injury […]

Read more

Five Ways to Protect Your Joints

Are you experiencing pain during your daily activities due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or osteoarthritis (OA)? Are you looking for something to help you enjoy the activities you like with less pain? If so, you may want to consider how joint protection might be helpful. Joint protection is a proactive approach you can employ in […]

Read more

Bathroom Equipment After Joint Replacement Surgery

There are many needs to consider following the decision to undergo total joint replacement procedures. One of the often-overlooked considerations is the possibility that you may need bathroom assistive devices to help with your recovery. DME (Durable Medical Equipment) is what we in medical field call devices specifically designed to keep you safe in your […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Anterior Hip Replacement: Why Consider It?

Anterior hip replacement is one of the newest advances in hip replacement surgery. Incredibly safe and effective, this procedure like many of the recent advancements in total hip replacement involves 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 […]

Read more

Hip Preservation for Athletes

What is Hip Preservation? Over the past decade, our ability to understand and treat hip problems in younger people has improved dramatically. Hip preservation is a simple way of saying that we are going to focus our treatment efforts on correcting the physical form and function of a hip so our patients can get back […]

Read more

Nurse Navigators

Nurse Navigation at OrthoNebraska Hospital is a specialized team of orthopedic nurses whose main purpose is to ensure your safe and successful discharge following joint replacement. Each patient’s support system, living space and abilities are different, so we want to help you plan so that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. Weeks before your […]

Read more