Orthopedic Infectious Disease

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The Orthopedic Infectious Disease service treats patients with complex bone and joint infections. We are particularly focused on co-management of prosthetic joint and other surgical hardware infections with our orthopedic, vascular, and plastics & reconstructive surgery colleagues. The head of the UNMC orthopedic infectious diseases group, Dr. Angela Hewlett, serves as Vice President/President-elect of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society (MSIS) and is a recognized leader in the field.

This service was created in 2018 to support our orthopedic surgery team and improve the quality of prosthetic joint infection treatment as UNMC becomes the tertiary referral center of choice for orthopedic surgeons in the Midwest.

We see patients in the inpatient setting at the Nebraska Medical Center main campus and OrthoNebraska; we have clinics at Durham Outpatient Center and Lauritzen Outpatient Center on main campus.

Faculty servicing the Orthopedic Infectious Disease service is: