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Dr. Bruggeman’s practice is focused on hand, elbow and shoulder conditions and Worker’s Compensation cases. He treats some of the most difficult injuries in the region as one of the only Level 1 trauma providers in the area, treating major orthopedic injuries of all kinds at Nebraska Medicine.  He sees many second opinion cases and helps train tomorrow’s doctors, nurses and more. Sports medicine has been a big part of Dr. Bruggeman’s practice as well, serving as the team physician for multiple sports teams.


Animal Bites, Biceps Tear at the Elbow, Biceps Tear at the Shoulder, Broken Collarbone, Broken Hand or Wrist, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, Dupuytren’s Disease, Elbow Arthritis, Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis, Elbow UCL Tears, Flexor Tendon Injuries, Fractured or Dislocated Elbow, Frozen Shoulder, Ganglion Cysts, Golfer’s Elbow, Trigger Finger, Labrum Tears (SLAP), Rotator Cuff Tears, Shoulder Injuries, Shoulder Impingement, Separated Shoulder, Shoulder Arthritis, Tennis Elbow, Tommy John Injury, and less common conditions


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Ages treated: All ages

Accepts workers comp: Yes

23 Years in Practice




  • Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center | Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, 2005
  • Mayo Clinic | Orthopedic Residency, 2004
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center | MD, 1999 (High Distinction)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln | BS, 1995 (Biology)

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Patient Reviews

4.8 out of 5 (2,811 Ratings, 645 Comments)

5 stars
Aug 5, 2022
Professional and invested in my surgery and recovery. I have referred many friends and colleagues to OrthoNebraska.
5 stars
Aug 1, 2022
Rox in pre-op was amazing and very calming to my son. Roxy in recovery was like his mom away from me. He loved chatting about school- his school- her kids that were his ages etc. was very nice! And the post op nurse went through everything so well!
5 stars
Aug 1, 2022
I have had 2 surgeries here and the doctors and staff are amazing. Facility is clean, state of the art and communication is the best. I wish I could have every procedure taken care of at this hospital. Greatest doctors in the region.
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