Hip Arthroscopy: Understanding Non-Arthritic Hip Pain

As an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoNebraska with over two decades of experience, I specialize in hip arthroscopy, a surgical procedure for younger individuals with non-arthritic hip pain. Let’s explore the symptoms, causes and treatment options for non-arthritic hip pain, including the success rate of hip arthroscopy. Understanding Non-Arthritic Hip Pain Hip pain in younger individuals […]

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Be Scary Safe this Halloween

Are you ready for the big night? Because tricks, treats and sugar rushes are on the spooky horizon for families everywhere. Indeed, Halloween is many people’s favorite holiday of the year. But it can also be dangerous if you’re only thinking about fun and not safety. So, before the ghosts and goblins take over your […]

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OrthoNebraska Adds Podiatry Services

Patients with foot or ankle pain can now find relief with OrthoNebraska’s new podiatry services, which complete their comprehensive spectrum of foot and ankle care. In April, Drs. Jeffrey Kiley and Andrew Stanislav will join the team for greater patient convenience and the highest quality of care. “We share a vision for high-quality, patient-driven care,” […]

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Brace Yourself: Q&A on Ankle Sprains

A high school basketball player enters into a game for the first time after taking a number of weeks off after she sprained her ankle in practice. She spent hours working with her athletic trainer doing everything she could so that she could play again: icing, crutches, taping, and exercises, exercises, and more exercises. She […]

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What Can Cause Tired or Heavy Legs?

In our clinic, some of the most common symptoms we hear are: “Doc, My legs feel heavy.” “My calves hurt (equally).” “My knees look swollen.” “My ankles are swollen but they don’t hurt.” In honor of February being Heart Health Month, let’s talk about one of the most common non-orthopedic topics that directly relate to […]

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Why See an Orthopedist Before You Need Surgery?

Knowing you have arthritis within a hip or knee joint does not automatically mean that you will need joint replacement surgery. This decision is based on several factors such as:  X-ray and physical exam findings, conservative treatments tried, pain, sleep issues, as well as the extent of limitations in activities of daily living that you […]

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What Are the Best Ice Treatments After Shoulder Injuries or Surgery?

Icing after an injury is a common treatment after shoulder surgery to decrease pain and inflammation.  Also known as cold therapy or cryotherapy, the cold temperatures decrease the body’s natural inflammatory response, decreases swelling and calms irritable nerves.  Cryotherapy is one of the most effective and safest ways to manage pain after surgery and can […]

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How Much Pain Comes with a Knee Replacement?

Knee replacement surgery is a very well-established surgery that has been performed regularly since the 1970s, though technology has obviously evolved.  The number of knee replacements done on an annual basis continues to increase each year.  However, it is not without risk and can be an uncomfortable experience in the immediate post-operative time. When quantifying […]

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How Long Do Hyaluronic Acid Injections Last?

Hyaluronic Acid injections are a type of knee injection commonly used for the treatment of people with osteoarthritis of the knee.  Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a compound that is naturally found in synovial fluid (also known as joint fluid). In patients with “arthritis” (osteoarthritis) of a joint, we know that they start to lose hyaluronic […]

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Why Does My Shoulder Pop After Surgery?

“Why does my shoulder pop?” is a common question people ask after shoulder surgery. Some complain that this sensation makes the shoulder feel “noisy” after surgery.  The popping or clicking will eventually go away, but it does require time for appropriate healing and rehabilitation, and you should think about how it might be impacting your […]

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OrthoNebraska Becomes Medical Partner of Omaha Athletics

OMAHA, Neb. – Omaha Athletics has announced a new comprehensive medical partnership with a robust local provider, which will allow Maverick student-athletes to benefit from premier care. OrthoNebraska, the state’s first and largest healthcare provider dedicated to the complete care and treatment of orthopedic patients, has been named as the Official Team Physicians of Omaha […]

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Hydration 101

It’s that time of year where the mercury rarely dips lower than 70 degrees and relief from the heat and humidity is rare, even in the evening hours. It’s summer in Nebraska. While it’s tempting to just stay indoors and enjoy the air conditioning, the summer time is about being outdoors. Whether you’re participating in […]

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Athletic Trainer Brings Change

For more than three years, Michael Roberts, ATC, an athletic trainer at OrthoNebraska, has been working with a group of like-minded individuals across the state to pass new legislation that will benefit weekend warriors and other active people who don’t participate in organized sporting activities. In April, this legislation known as LB436 passed in the […]

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Back Pain Between the Shoulder Blades

Introduction Back pain between the shoulder blades, or what the medical field might call the interscapular region, means pain in the back of our upper trunk, or the thoracic region of the spine. While pain in the neck or low back is much more common, pain in the thoracic region may affect up to 30 […]

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FAQ About Surgical Indications and Outcomes for Athletic Hip

The health of your hips plays a significant role in how well you can move. The largest ball-and-socket joint in your body, your hip joint includes the ball-shaped head of the femur (thigh) bone and the cup-shaped socket of your pelvis. Cartilage lines and cushions the bones and prevents them from rubbing together; however, injury […]

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FAQ About Growth Plate Fractures

While adults and children are both susceptible to bone injuries, one of the most common fractures in children is a growth plate fracture. These cartilage discs are found toward the end of long bones (arms and legs) and are the last areas to harden into bone. They are most commonly found in the elbow area. […]

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FAQ About Degenerative Meniscus Tears

The meniscus is a c-shaped piece of cartilage located in the knee. Its purpose is to provide shock absorption and help stabilize the knee during activity. Tears occur most often from pivoting or from sudden stops and turns. Keep in mind that movements as simple as kneeling or squatting, especially when lifting heavy objects, can […]

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Taking Care of the Caregiver

The decision to undergo total joint surgery brings with it many challenges. As a patient, this comes with decisions regarding pain management, post-operative limitations that must be addressed, and seeking out assistance in the form of a caregiver. Nearly all of us at some point in time will be required to take on a caregiving […]

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