Nicholas B. Bruggeman, MD
One of Neb Ortho's hand and upper extremity specialists, Dr. Nicholas B. Bruggeman provides care for all types of orthopedic injuries. He specializes in hand, shoulder and elbow conditions, and workers' compensation cases. He received his medical degree with high distinction at The University of Nebraska Medical Center. He spent five years at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN, where he completed his orthopaedic surgery residency. Prior to returning home to Nebraska, he spent a year in Indianapolis completing a hand and upper extremity fellowship.
Dr. Bruggeman is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, serving on the Instructional Course Lecture Series committee. He is also and active member of the Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital staff sitting on multiple committees. Dr. Bruggeman, a former athlete, has served as team physician for several athletic teams including The Rochester Mustangs USHL Hockey Team and local football teams. He has contributed to the Orthopedic literature authoring several published articles and book chapters.
Indiana Hand Center, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Orthopedic Surgery Residency
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Doctor of Medicine - High distinction
University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Nebraska
Bachelor of Science Biology
HONORS AND AWARDS
Coventry Research Award, Mayo Clinic, 2004
Chief Resident Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2004
Education Committee- Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedics 2000-2002
Vice President Class of 1999 UNMC
Alpha Omega Alpha, UNMC, 1998
Trigger fingers. Bruggeman, NB. Cornhusker family physician 2006; 52:18-19.
Radius deformity effect on flexor tendon function. Bruggeman NB, Greenberg JA. Presented Tri State Hand Meeting, May, 2005.
Arthroscopic technique for treatment of synovial chondromatosis of the glenohumeral joint. Bruggeman NB, Sperling JW, Shives TC. Arthroscopy 2005;21:633.
Femoral neck fractures in pediatric patients: A 25 year experience at a level I trauma center. Shrader MW, Bruggeman NB, Haidukewych GJ, Stans AA. Presented Mid America Orthopaedic Association April, 2005.
Wound complications after open Achilles tendon ruptures:an analysis of risk factors. Bruggeman NB, Turner NS, Dahm DL, Haidukewych GJ, Jacofsky D, Hoskin T, Voll T. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research 2004;427:63-66.
Elbow, wrist and hand. Bruggeman NB, Steinmann SP, Cooney, WP, Krogsgaard, M. Chapter In: Textbook of Sports Medicine, basic science and clinical aspects of sports injury and physical activity. Eds. Kjaer M, Krogsgaard M, Magnusson P, Engebretsen L, Roos H, Takala T, L-Y Woo S. Blackwell Science. 2003.
Arthrodesis after failed total ankle arthroplasty. Bruggeman NB, Kitaoka HB. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 2002;1: 60-68.
Viscoelastic Properties of Human Articular Cartilage. 1999 M.D. Honors Thesis. Presented Sixth World Biomaterials Congress May, 2000
Effects of Cryopreservation on the Viscoelastic Properties of Human Articular Cartilage. Presented Society for Biomaterials April, 2001
Schrader HS, JO Schrader, JJ Walker, NB Bruggeman, JM Vanderloop, JJ Shaffer, TA Kokjohn. Affects of host starvation on bacteriophage dynamics. Chapter IN: R.Y. Morita (ed). Bacteria in Oligotrophic Environments. New York, NY. Chapman and Hall. 1997
Schrader JO, NB Bruggeman, JJ Walker, HS Schrader, TA Kokjohn. Potential for prophage induction by solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Abstracts of the General Meeting- American Society for Microbiology. Presented 1995
MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES
Board Certified (ABOS)
American Academy of Orthopeadic Surgeons (AAOS)- Current Member
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)- Current Member
Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital Infection Control Committee
Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital Vice President of Medical Staff
Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital Strategic Planning Committee
Team Physician Century High School Varsity Football 2003
Team Physician Minnesota Ice Hawks Hockey 2002-2003
Team Physician Rochester Mustangs USHL Hockey Team 2000-2002