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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 orthopaedic 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 Contracture 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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Specialized Services: WALANT Approach

Ages treated: 2+

Accepts workers comp: Yes

Team Members

Sally Guthmiller

Sally and Dr. Bruggeman work alongside each other in clinic and surgery to provide comprehensive hand, wrist and elbow care. With more than 10 years of experience together, Sally often sees Dr. Bruggeman's patients and they collaborate on their progress.


24 Years in Practice




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

Memberships & Awards

Patient Reviews

4.9 out of 5 (684 Ratings, 221 Comments)

5 stars
Apr 16, 2024
It was a very enjoyable experience. The office staff was great and so was the doctor.
5 stars
Apr 16, 2024
Very hospitable
5 stars
Apr 11, 2024
Didn't have to wait long. Everyone who helped me was very polite and informative. I especially liked the Advice on supplements to help my bones heal faster and be stronger!! I broke my upper right arm two years ago and the place I went to didn't tell me anything about the supplements I could take. Plus, he pushed surgery a few different times on my visits and I knew I didn't want that. My arm healed well!
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