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Dr. Bredthauer has nearly 30 years experience in orthopedics and specializes in adult reconstructive surgery, especially hip and knee replacement. He is a native Nebraskan who grew up in the same town as Husker legend and current head football coach Scott Frost (Wood River).

Hometown: Wood River, NE


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee Arthritis, Hip Fractures, Hip Arthritis, Hip Bursitis, Hip Dislocation, and less common conditions


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Ages treated: 9+

Accepts workers comp: Yes

35 Years in Practice



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


  • Creighton/University of Nebraska Health Foundation | Orthopedic Residency, 1990
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center  | MD, 1985
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln | BA, 1981 (Chemistry)

Memberships & Awards

  • Metropolitan Omaha Medical Society
  • Nebraska Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Patient Reviews

4.7 out of 5 (1,760 Ratings, 429 Comments)

5 stars
Mar 18, 2021
My problems were taken care of. Providers listened and explained my x ray's completely.
5 stars
Mar 18, 2021
Every staff member I encountered was top rate. I have nothing but praise for this office!!
5 stars
Mar 18, 2021
Pat, the doctor's nurse is terrific, and out of all the doctors I have had at Ortho Nebraska, Dr Bredthauer is the best!
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