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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.

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 Disease, Elbow Arthritis, Elbow 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

Treatments

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Ages treated: All ages

Accepts workers comp: Yes

23 Years in Practice

Credentials

Certifications

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

Patient Reviews

4.8 out of 5 (2,579 Ratings, 621 Comments)

5 stars
Apr 19, 2022
Dr Bonness found my fracture which the ER missed.
5 stars
Apr 15, 2022
I have been more than satisfied with the care I have been given and recommend this to everyone who ask where to go.
5 stars
Apr 14, 2022
I am very pleased with the care I received. I do have some questions about How much I can use my arm during the next four weeks as I wear the orthotic. Just would like more information about this.
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