COVID-19

Current Directed Health Measure Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has mandated a Directed Health Measure (DHM) regarding the postponement of certain inpatient procedures. If you are currently scheduled for an inpatient procedure at OrthoNebraska Hospital or with an OrthoNebraska physician at another facility, a team member will be in contact with you shortly regarding next steps. […]

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Walking with Arthritis

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is estimated to affect 250 million people worldwide. It can be associated with pain, functional limitations, reduced physical activity levels, and a diminished quality of life.  With such a broad reach, physical therapists are often asked about safe forms of exercise to help maintain function and physical activity, while minimizing pain and […]

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OrthoNebraska Expanding to Open Clinic, Physical Therapy Location in Elkhorn

Omaha, NE – OrthoNebraska, the only orthopedic system in Nebraska recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs.”, will be breaking ground on a new clinic and physical therapy location in Elkhorn. The new facility, which will be situated on the southwest corner of 204th and […]

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Preventing Injuries for Volleyball Players

Especially in Nebraska, volleyball has become increasingly popular and competitive. Players often have aspirations of continuing to play in college, so staying healthy despite the rigors of their middle and high school seasons, plus potentially other leagues like the YMCA or Nebraska Elite Volleyball, is important. Continuous play can lead to overuse injuries, most commonly […]

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Return to Lacrosse

Lacrosse is quickly growing into one of the most popular sports in North America. From 2009 to 2014, the growth rate for lacrosse has been 28 percent. The sport requires athleticism, coordination and agility, not to mention a bit of pain tolerance. Injuries can happen pretty frequently when sticks are being swung around at a […]

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Return to Running in Groups

Many runners love the social aspect of running. It may start with cross country in high school and continue with local Omaha running clubs such as the Omaha Running Club or GOATZ. COVID-19 has disrupted many group or club running events. As the city begins to re-open, the urge to meet up for a run […]

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Returning to Baseball and Softball

Having been living under COVID-19 restrictions for a while now, many people, including myself, are excited for the return of baseball and softball in June! However, the lack of activity the last few months also has many concerned about the safety of our young athletes going from couches to throwing heat. As an orthopedic surgeon […]

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OrthoNebraska to Open Aksarben Clinic, Urgent Care

We are excited to announce a new clinic location that may make accessing OrthoNebraska’s subspecialized, personalized care easier for you. This July, we’re opening a new clinic in the Aksarben area, on the second floor of the Think Whole Person Healthcare building at 72nd and Center. “Having a location in the Aksarben and Midtown area is important to us, and Think is […]

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Choosing the Right Running Shoe

Many of us have changed our workout routines due to the temporary closure of gyms and fitness centers. The warmer temperatures and the sunny skies have called us outside to pound the pavement. Whether this means a walk around the neighborhood with the family dog, jogging for the first time, or trying to maintain conditioning […]

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Sewing for Seniors

The Omaha area’s health systems, long-term care facilities and public health departments are working together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While hospitals have been largely successful, long-term care facilities are struggling to control the spread. The health care workers and the people they care for are our neighbors, friends and family. They need our […]

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Stretching and Strengthening Exercises For Runners

April and May are typically the months when temperatures are getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and runners are venturing outside more. Unfortunately, many of the Spring and Summer races have either been moved to a virtual option only or cancelled all together. While running outside is still a great choice during this time, […]

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UV Light Used to Disinfect Masks for Omaha Community

OrthoNebraska has partnered with local healthcare and first responder organizations to safely and effectively collect and disinfect N95 respirators for reuse in the community. In collaboration with the Omaha Metro Healthcare Coalition, OrthoNebraska will utilize an Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) process and technology similar to that developed by Nebraska Medicine. Once fully operational, hundreds of […]

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3 Ways to Stay Active At Home

Keeping yourself healthy should be a priority, even in these uncertain times. You may be thinking, “How am I supposed to do that while home-bound and without buying extra equipment?” It is important to figure out an exercise routine, because maintaining a good level of cardiovascular and muscular fitness can have several benefits including: Boosting […]

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3 Ways to Adjust to Working from Home

Optimize your Space Make sure your desk accessories (that means everything from your computer monitor to your mouse) are a good fit for your body and your space. In particular, be sure to: Keep keyboards directly in front of you Make sure the top of your monitor is at or below eye level Monitor should […]

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How to Warm Up for Baseball

Spring is on its way and baseball soon will be in full swing. According to the National Federation of High School Organizations, more than 5 million children participate in organized baseball yearly with nearly 500,000 at the high school level. And while traumatic injuries are not common, research indicates youth baseball players frequently experience injuries […]

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OrthoNebraska Recognized as a Top U.S. Patient-Recommended Hospital

Recently, Becker’s Healthcare recognized OrthoNebraska as 1 of 22 hospitals in the U.S. with patient recommendations above 92 percent. This was based on a review of publicly available data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare website and represent HCAHPS (standardized hospital patient satisfaction) scores collected from April 2018 through March […]

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It’s just a finger! Or is it?

“It’s just a finger!” “How can it be so hard to get better?” “Why is it so tough to regain my motion?” These are some of the questions asked of our hand therapists when treating finger injuries like dislocations, tendon, or ligament injuries and/or fractures. To the layperson, these seem like such relatively simple injuries. […]

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