Crutch Training at OrthoNebraska

OrthoNebraska Hospital, formerly Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital, is here to help aid in your recovery from bone, joint and muscle conditions. This video is intended to educate you on the proper use of crutches. Before practicing the use of crutches, it is important that they are fit for you specifically – as crutches come in a […]

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Sandy’s Story: Thumb Pain

For Omaha native Sandy Stetter, the pain was becoming unbearable. The 56 year-old had spent the previous five years dealing with a growing sense of discomfort in her right thumb. The former pharmaceutical sales rep and passionate gardener had come to a very painful and emotionally challenging crossroad. Either continue to live with pain in […]

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Hospital Appoints Scheppers as Chief Executive Officer

OrthoNebraska Hospital (at the time, Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital) is pleased to announce the appointment of Levi J. Scheppers as its new chief executive officer. Levi comes to OrthoNebraska from Nebraska Medicine, where he most recently served as Chief Administrative Officer. In that role, Levi was responsible for developing the $400 million financial plan for the […]

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A Second Swing at Bat

Determination and hard work are two fundamental requirements of an athlete. All athletes at some point in their playing careers are faced with obstacles that challenge these core principals. Shane Stock, a 19-year-old sophomore Division 2 baseball player, has been a model of determination and hard work over the past two years. In early 2013, […]

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What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatry, or physical medicine and rehabilitation, is a branch of medicine recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. This relatively new field emphasizes prevention, diagnosis, and non-surgical treatment of injuries or ailments that may affect movement. Physiatry focuses on healing the whole patient, not just one part. It’s often called “the quality of life […]

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Choosing the Right Running Shoe

Why are shoes so important to a great run? If you’re an avid runner, you know that shoes can make a difference in your performance. You might even need a different pair of shoes for running on varied surfaces. Let’s take a deeper look into the reasoning behind investing in a good running shoe. The […]

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What is Shoulder Instability?

Shoulder instability occurs when the shoulder feels like it might slip out of place. It occurs most often in young people and athletes. The shoulder becomes unstable when muscles and ligaments that hold it together are stretched beyond their normal limits. For younger people, this condition may be a normal part of growth and development. […]

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Hospital Earns Highest Overall Rating from Medicare

OrthoNebraska is proud to announce the achievement of a 5-Star Overall Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Out of 3,662 hospitals nationwide to be rated, less than three percent (102 total) hospitals received the 5-Star Overall Rating. This news comes shortly after OrthoNebraska was also named one of the Best Hospitals in […]

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Fremont Health and OrthoNebraska Expand Partnership

Fremont Health announces an expanded partnership with OrthoNebraska, widely regarded as the premier orthopedic group in the region. According to Brett Richmond, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Fremont Health, the partnership will allow Fremont Health to expand orthopedic services available to patients in the Fremont area and will include additional orthopedic sub-specialties. […]

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Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital and OrthoWest to serve patients as OrthoNebraska

Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital and OrthoWest announced on May 12, 2017 that they will be serving patients as OrthoNebraska. OrthoWest is the largest orthopedic and musculoskeletal practice in the state, boasting more than 25 orthopedic surgeons, three rheumatologists, a neurosurgeon, and a physiatrist. OrthoWest’s history includes NebOrtho and dates back to the 1930s. It’s an evolution […]

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Back on the Court

High school standout and Division I college athlete Brooke Heyne describes her road to recovery after an injury. She had played in hundreds of volleyball matches, defended the net, scored kills, won games for both her club team and Skutt High School. It was different on February 20 for Brooke Heyne, when she landed oddly […]

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How to Avoid a ‘Boo Boo’ this Halloween

For both children and adults it is a fun time of the year. Candy, costumes, decorations and of course, pumpkins. No matter your age, there is one fall event that brings out the kid in all of us: pumpkin carving! Each year, however, emergency rooms throughout the country are filled with injuries as result of […]

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Winter Weather Appointment Tips

It’s always when the first snow falls, covering the streets and sidewalks, when we all remember how terrible commuting gets. Schedules have to be adjusted to allow for safe travel as well as the time it takes to properly clean off your vehicle. With all this added time, making scheduled appointments can sometimes be difficult. […]

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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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Area Hospital Combats Opioid Crisis and ‘Freezes Knee Pain’

Omaha, Neb. – With opioid dependency on the rise, an exciting new treatment to knee pain has the medical community very optimistic. The treatment, known as iovera, uses the body’s natural response to cold to treat knee pain and turn off pain receptors at the site. Using a needle cooled with nitrous oxide, commonly referred […]

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Nurse Navigators

Nurse Navigation at OrthoNebraska Hospital is a specialized team of orthopedic nurses whose main purpose is to ensure your safe and successful discharge following joint replacement. Each patient’s support system, living space and abilities are different, so we want to help you plan so that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. Weeks before your […]

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Avoiding Overuse Injuries in Youth Athletes

We are seeing more young kids come in with overuse injuries that often times are preventable and caused by athletic overuse. These injuries typically occur when the players use a repetitive motion consistently that puts stress on the muscles or joints, like pitching or jumping. These can be treated but can potentially lead to more significant […]

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