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Dr. Bredthauer has nearly 40 years experience in orthopedics and specializes in adult reconstructive surgery, particularly hip and knee replacement.

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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Specialized Services: Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement, Same Day Joint Replacement, Opioid-Sparing Joint Replacement

Ages treated: 9+

Accepts workers comp: Yes

Team Members

Brian Fontana

Brian and Dr. Bredthauer work alongside each other in clinic and surgery to provide comprehensive care. With more than 20 years of orthopedic experience, Brian often sees Dr. Bredthauer's patients and they collaborate on their progress.


38 Years in Practice




  • 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 Orthopaedic Surgeons

Patient Reviews

4.8 out of 5 (952 Ratings, 336 Comments)

5 stars
Oct 15, 2023
I am so impressed with my recent experience at Ortho Nebraska hospital. Every employee from the time I checked in to leaving to go home was friendly loving and sincerely concerned about my health and healing. I can't say enough good things about my experience.
5 stars
Oct 12, 2023
I chose Dr. Bredthauer because of his age knowing that he may have seen my unusual condition before and he could give advice of what to do. He did exactly what I was hoping for and so glad I chose him to look at my hip area issue.
5 stars
Oct 12, 2023
Nurse, PA and Dr. All listened to my complaints and took time to answer questions and explain everything
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