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. While pain in the neck or low back is much more common, pain in the thoracic region may affect up to 30 percent of people […]

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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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FAQ About Sleeping After Shoulder Surgery

How best to sleep after having shoulder surgery is one of the most common things we talk to patients about during appointments after their surgery. While every patient and surgery may be slightly different, there are certain rules of thumb you can try to obtain a good rest, which is important so you have energy […]

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Where Should I Go?

Injuries have a way of happening when you are least expecting them. That’s why OrthoNebraska offers several access points to our highly-trained providers. But we still get many questions about where to go, so we’ve developed this handy chart to help people decide the right service for you or your family’s needs. View this chart […]

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The Equipment You’ll Need After Orthopedic Surgery

Planning for any surgical procedure comes with a variety of challenges. In orthopedic-related surgeries, one of the factors requiring attention will be the possibility of the need for post-operative equipment. As you prepare yourself for an orthopedic surgery, you may need to consider various types of equipment to help you be as safe and independent […]

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OrthoNebraska expanding presence in Council Bluffs

Omaha, NE – OrthoNebraska, the region’s leader in comprehensive orthopedic care, is taking their long-standing relationship in Council Bluffs and southwest Iowa to the next level with a 23,000-square-foot orthopedic clinic and physical therapy building located along U.S. Interstate 80. “This is a really exciting time at OrthoNebraska,” says Chief Executive Officer, Levi Scheppers. “After […]

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COVID-19

Our Policies OrthoNebraska has always been focused on preventing the spread of infection. We continue to actively monitor, prepare and work to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19. In doing so, we have implemented several changes to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients, guests, staff, providers and community. While this may be […]

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Five Ways to Protect Your Joints

Are you experiencing pain during your daily activities due to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or osteoarthritis (OA)? Are you looking for something to help you enjoy the activities you like with less pain? If so, you may want to consider how joint protection might be helpful. Joint protection is a proactive approach you can employ in […]

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Heat Related Illnesses

We are definitely in the dog days of summer. As temperatures continue to climb, so does the risk of a heat-related illness. With many outdoor activities and sports happening, this is something all players, parents, and coaches need to be aware of. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the incidence of heat-related illness […]

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Who Should I See for Spine Care?

A guide to selecting the best back or neck specialist. Patients and primary care physicians often use medications as a first attempt to manage back or neck pain. Sometimes, however, it becomes evident that a referral to a spine specialist is needed. With all the different specialists in healthcare, sometimes it can feel overwhelming to […]

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Why Does My Low Back Hurt?

Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions treated each year. Annually, low back pain has been estimated to impact between 10 and 30 percent of U.S. adults. Up to 80 percent will experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime. While many of the causes are not serious in […]

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7 Tips for Upper Body Weight Lifting after a Shoulder Injury

Returning to a weight lifting routine after a shoulder injury is always a hot topic. Multiple muscles attach at the shoulder, so achieving balance in a strengthening program is very important. Here are some tips and tricks that can reduce the risk for re-injury: Remember the 1:2 ratio For every chest/pressing exercise completed (bench press, […]

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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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