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Orthopedics & Spine

Exceptional orthopedic care is available closer than you might expect.

The orthopedic and spine department at Kearney Regional Medical Center is proud to be:

*Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska may waive deductible and coinsurance amounts for total knee or hip replacement surgeries performed at Kearney Regional Medical Center. Learn More

We provide comprehensive orthopedic and spine services to help you heal.

Our board-certified specialists help treat conditions and injuries that cause pain or limit daily activities. With some of the area’s most experienced orthopedic and spine physicians, we provide a wide range of treatments and procedures for the community. Our services include:

Sports Medicine

  • Sports Medicine
    Our board-certified, experienced surgeons have been providing treatment of sport injuries for decades and are are trained to offer comprehensive, coordinated care to individuals at every level of physical activity.
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
    Our surgeons offer on-site arthroscopic surgery and focus on delivering surgical services in a more personal and caring environment. The minimally invasive procedure allows patients a quick recovery and less post-operative pain than with open surgery.
  • Back Pain
    Back problems affect 80% of Americans at some point in their lifetime. Our physicians bring a number of disciplines together to provide the treatment of back problems.
  • Evaluation Services
    – Independent Medical Examinations
    – Impairment Ratings
    – Second Opinions

Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

If you’re experiencing a problem with your hand, wrist, or elbow, schedule an appointment with one of our qualified surgeons to receive a proper diagnosis and learn about treatment options. Your hands affect the most basic aspects of your life and the correct treatment can significantly improve your quality of life.

Our physicians perform a wide range of surgical procedures for the hand, wrist, elbow and forearm, and will bring you back to good health as quickly as possible. Some of our services include:

  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Needle Aponeurectomy for Dupuytren contractures
  • Surgery and fracture repair of the fingers, hand, wrist , forearm, elbow
  • Bone surgery, tendon injury repair and surgery, nerve repair, skin grafts and flaps, and contractures
  • Arthritis and other joint surgery
  • Tumors, congenital conditions, and infections

Foot and Ankle

Dr. Scot Bandel, DPM, specializes in comprehensive surgeries and innovative treatments for the foot and ankle. He has the knowledge and experience to keep active feet moving, in comfort and good health. His podiatry expertise adds another element of experience to our outstanding surgical team. The wide range of treatments and surgical procedures he performs includes:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Bunion deformities
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Digital deformities – hammer toes
  • Flat feet
  • Foot and ankle
  • Fractures/trauma
  • Foot orthotics
  • Heel pain & heel spurs
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Neuromas
  • Onychomycosis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sports related injuries
  • Tarsal tunnel
  • Tendon injuries

Joint Center

We’ve been a leader in performing total joint replacement and reconstructive surgery for the benefit of the residents of Nebraska and Kansas for more than 35 years. Our physicians can perform total joint replacement on your knees, hips, shoulders, ankles, wrists, fingers and toes.

The Nebraska Joint Replacement Center is a program to streamline the total joint replacement process from your first appointment to your follow-up appointment. For more information on total joint replacement or to schedule an appointment with one of our providers, call (844) 762-5762.

Conformis® Knee Replacements
Your knee replacement should be as unique as you are! We are proud to offer our patients custom knee replacements. Instead of trying to fit your knee to the “off-the-shelf” implant, Conformis creates knee implants to fit your knee based on CT scan results. For more information, contact us at (844) 762-5762 and get started on your journey to relief today!

VERASENSE™ Sensor-Assisted Total Knee Replacements
VERASENSE ™, a wireless orthopedic sensor device used during primary and revision total knee replacement (TKR), enables surgeons to make evidence-based decisions on soft tissue balance and implant position – two factors that can improve patient outcomes. Patients whose knees were balanced using VERASENSE Sensor-Assisted TKR have shown statistically significant improvements over patients whose knees were left unbalanced. For more information about the use of VERASENSE in your total knee replacement, schedule an appointment today by calling (844) 762-5762.

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Convenient and personalized care, close to home.

Outreach Clinic

Our orthopedic and spine physicians offer services to our patients in Kearney and also to those in the surrounding mid-Nebraska area.

(Main Location)
804 22nd Avenue
Kearney, NE 68845

Harlan County Health System
717 Brown
Alma, NE 68920-0836

Tri Valley Health Systems
1305 Hwy 6/34
Cambridge, NE 69022

Norton County Hospital
102 E Holme Street
Norton, KS 67654

Phillips County Hospital
1150 State St
Phillipsburg, KS 67661

Smith County Hospital
614 S Main St.
Smith Center, KS 66967

Twin Rivers Urgent Care
720 North Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803



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