Our Reputation


At the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center we offer the resources of a large, university-related hospital with the personal care and attention of a smaller department. Our team of dedicated, caring, health professionals specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders in children, teenagers, and adults.

Our department provides quality, cost-effective care to more than 35,000 patients each year from Nebraska, the Midwest, and around the world. Several of our physicians are recognized each year on the annual "Best Doctors in America" list and many serve the profession as leaders in local, state, national and international scientific organizations.

Our orthopaedic surgeons work closely with caring, experienced nurses and consult with physicians in other medical specialties to provide the latest comprehensive care. Our hospital partner, Nebraska Medicine, and physician practice group, Nebraska Medicine-Clinics, employ UNMC faculty who use the latest research breakthroughs to improve patient outcomes.

In addition to outstanding, individualized patient care, physicians and scientists in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation are building a world-class research program. As a result of the innovative research being done here, department researchers are attracting an increasing amount of external and international funding and acclaim, and have presented their results at prestigious national and international scientific and academic conferences.

Blue Distinction Center
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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has designated The Nebraska Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.SM

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First in Nebraska
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UNMC's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is the first in Nebraska to launch the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own The Bone™ Program, aimed at reducing the incidence of fragility fractures.

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