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Orthopedic Hand Surgery in Omaha, NE

At Omaha Orthopedic Clinic & Sports Medicine, we understand the crucial role your hands play in your life. Each hand is a complex orchestration of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles, delicately designed to perform intricate tasks with precision. When injury, arthritis, or congenital defects disrupt this delicate mechanism, the impact on your daily life can be significant.

Our specialized team, deeply rooted right here in Omaha, NE, is dedicated to restoring your hand function and alleviating your discomfort through state-of-the-art orthopedic hand surgery. Whether you’re grappling with carpal tunnel syndrome, a sports injury, or a complex congenital hand condition, our hand surgeons bring to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience, coupled with a compassionate, patient-centered approach to care.


Exceptional Care for Long-Term Hand-Condition Relief

We believe in personalized treatment; consequently, hand surgery is not our first resort, but when necessary, it is conducted with unmatched expertise. Our surgeons have unsurpassed skill in minimally invasive techniques, resulting in less pain, minimal scarring, and more rapid recovery.

At Omaha Orthopedic Clinic & Sports Medicine, you can trust that our team of experienced professionals is committed to helping you achieve your best possible outcome. We understand the impact an injury has on your daily life and we strive to get you back to doing what matters most, as quickly and safely as possible.

No matter the complexity of your condition, trust Omaha Orthopedic Clinic & Sports Medicine to extend our hand, guide you through, and help you regain the strength and functionality you once had. Remember, it’s not just about healing—it’s about getting back to doing what you love with confidence and without pain.

Don’t let hand discomfort hold you back any longer. Reach out to us at Omaha Orthopedic Clinic & Sports Medicine today, where your health and well-being are our utmost priority. Our dedicated team of orthopedic hand specialists is ready to walk with you on the journey toward restoration and recovery. Take the first step towards reclaiming your life—schedule your consultation today. We are located right here in Omaha, NE, for your convenience.

Care for Shoulder Issues and Injuries

Overuse, injury, and degenerative disease can all cause shoulder problems and pain. Our specialists treat a range of conditions, including:


  • Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects mostly middle-aged and older adults. It may cause the breakdown of joint cartilage and adjacent bone in the hands, wrists, and elbows.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation of the synovial lining of the joints, causing extra synovial fluid which leads to severe pain and stiffness.


Bursitis is inflammation of bursae (fluid-filled pads) that act as cushions at the joints, occurring most often at joints that perform frequent repetitive motion, like in the hips, shoulders, knees, and elbows.

Carpal tunnel syndrome

With this condition, the median nerve is squeezed or compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist, a narrow confined space. Since the median nerve provides sensory and motor functions to the thumb and 3 middle fingers, many symptoms may result. The symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome may look like other conditions such as tendonitis, bursitis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Always see your healthcare provider for a diagnosis.

Cubital tunnel syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome — also known as ulnar neuropathy — is a condition the ulnar nerve (also known as the “funny bone” nerve) becomes compressed or irritated. This causes numbness or tingling in the ring and small fingers and pain in the forearm. When left untreated, muscle weakness can occur and sensation may be lost. Non-surgical treatment is common

Fractures, sprains, and strains

Depending on the injury, it can be very difficult to know the extent of the damage. Sometimes a strain can feel like a fracture or you think it’s just a sprain when it’s actually a break. While you can’t go wrong with rest, it’s always a good idea to diagnose the problem with a professional rather than making an injury worse.

Ganglion cysts

Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that develop on your wrists and hands along the tendons or joints. These can be painful and interfere with the movement of the joint.

Tendon disorders

  • Tennis elbow (or lateral epicondylitis) is an irritation of the tendons connecting the forearm muscle to the elbow. This is the most common elbow pain that people see their doctor for.
  • Golfer’s or baseball elbow (or medial epicondylitis) is caused by damage to the tendons that bend the wrist toward the palm and causes pain from the elbow to the wrist on the inside of the elbow.
  • De Quervain’s syndrome affects the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist and causes pain and swelling in your thumb and wrist.
  • Trigger finger and trigger thumb (or stenosing tenosynovitis) is a painful condition that causes your finger to lock or catch when you bend it.

If you’ve been injured during sports or exercise…

Carpometacarpal arthroplasty

One of the most common sites of arthritis in the body is in the thumb, especially in women. Carpometacarpal arthroplasty is an effective way to reduce pain and improve mobility.

What is joint replacement surgery?
Carpometacarpal joint replacement (also called arthroplasty) is a surgical procedure in which all or a portion of the thumb joint is removed and replaced with a tendon.
What are the common reasons for carpometacarpal replacement surgery?
This joint replacement surgery is a very successful procedure for treating the severe pain and stiffness that can result from arthritis or degenerative joint disease.
How do I know if I need joint replacement surgery?
The specialists at Omaha orthopedics will work with you to determine the best treatment for your joints. Although surgery is one option, we may be able to find non-surgical options to treat your pain and mobility limitations.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you avoiding certain activities or movements because of your pain?
  • Has your pain been persistent for over a month?
  • Have you been using medication for pain relief, but it’s no longer helping?
  • Are normal activities like carrying groceries becoming consistently painful?

If you answered yes to any of these, let’s meet to discuss your mobility goals and the best treatment for you. Contact us to make an appointment.