About Us

Linking state-of-the-art patient care, superior education, and innovative research.

Message from the Chair

At the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, our mission is to improve the quality of orthopaedic care through state-of-the-art patient care, superior education and innovative research.

Linking patient care, education and research, is the key to ensuring that we continue to offer the best and most innovative care for our patient's musculoskeletal problems, produce the best and brightest orthopaedic surgeons of the future, and to develop new clinical procedures and surgical techniques through cutting-edge research.

We have earned a strong national reputation and enjoy enthusiastic support from our graduates, patients, community, and the entire region. Physicians throughout the region look to award-winning faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and our hospital partner, Nebraska Medicine, for patient referrals, professional consultation, and continuing education and training. Our laboratory facilities are expanding rapidly, and we are proud to be world leaders in certain areas of research.

We are building a world-class research program in our Nano-Biotechnology and Biomechanics laboratories, where we are performing cutting-edge research to create "smart" implants that last longer and perform better, as well as innovative work on wear testing of joints that is helping to set national and international standards for testing of knee replacement systems.

Continuing to be at the forefront of orthopaedic research and technology ensures that we can provide a superior education to our residents, as well as offer the latest techniques and most advanced diagnosis and treatment to our patients.

I invite you to read about all we have to offer at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation and urge you to discover all we have to offer in America's Heartland.

Kevin L. Garvin, MD
Professor and Chairperson