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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.

Dr. Bruggeman enjoys spending time with his family, coaching soccer and outdoor activities.

Conditions

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 Tendinosis, Dupuytren’s Contracture, Elbow Arthritis, Elbow Bursitis, Elbow UCL Tears, Flexor Tendon Injuries, Fractured or Dislocated Elbow, Frozen Shoulder, Ganglion Cysts, Golfer’s Elbow, Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist, Trigger Finger, Labrum Tears (SLAP), Rotator Cuff Tears, Shoulder Injuries, Shoulder Impingement, Separated Shoulder, Shoulder Arthritis, Tennis Elbow, and less common conditions

Treatments

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Ages treated: All ages

Accepts workers comp: Yes

21 Years in Practice

Credentials

Certifications

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

Education

  • 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)

Memberships & Awards

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • OrthoNebraska Clinics Board of Directors
  • Nebraska Orthopedic Society (President)

Patient Reviews

4.7 out of 5 (1,643 Ratings, 405 Comments)

5 stars
Dec 16, 2020
Great surgery on both hands. Very pleased
5 stars
Dec 14, 2020
I would like to express my sincere thankfulness for the excellent care given to me during my surgery and follow up care.
5 stars
Dec 7, 2020
I had an awesome experience. Everyone of the individuals that helped me up there, when I was up there, did a very very good job. I was very well pleased and I think that's enough said. Thank you.
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