4508 38th Street, Suite 133, Columbus, NE 68601
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Dr. Richard R. Cimpl

Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Richard Cimpl is responsible for bringing orthopedic care to Columbus, opening his orthopedic and sports medicine clinic in 1983. A South Dakota native, Dr. Cimpl lived in Columbus before beginning his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha. Following completion of his orthopedic residency at St. Louis University Hospitals, Dr. Cimpl returned to Columbus and established the first and, to date, only orthopedic practice in the community.

Dr. Cimpl uses advanced medical techniques including computer-assisted technology for hip and knee replacement surgery. He also provides contemporary sports medicine care including arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, ACL reconstruction, and upper and lower extremity care along with trauma orthopedic services.


  • Medical: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE


  • General Surgery Internship: St. Louis University Hospitals, St. Louis, MO
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: St. Louis University Hospitals, St. Louis, MO

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Nebraska Medical Association
  • Platte/Loup Valley Medical Society
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

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Dr. Cimpl

Richard R. Cimpl, MD

Dr. Cimpl specializes in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic conditions and performs several orthopedic procedures including:

  • Sports Medicine
  • Computer-Assisted Surgery
  • Hip and Knee Replacement
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Rotator Cuff Repair