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Sports medicine

Orthopedic care for active patients in Columbus, NE

When you are an active person, you want to stay active. Whether you are a student athlete who wants to get back in the game, a weekend warrior who wants to play hard when you’re not working, or someone who just wants to be able to walk the dog, you need a smart solution. Sports medicine is probably the right choice for you.

At Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic, we focus on helping you return to your previous level of activity. Dustin Volkmer, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at our clinic and medical director of Columbus Community Hospital’s sports medicine program. He specializes in minimally invasive, arthroscopic procedures that involve smaller incisions and a shorter recovery time. These are the kinds of treatments that will give you maximum function with minimum pain.

But, of course, we don’t start with surgery. First, we want to spend time with you, the patient, learning about your individual goals. In most cases, we will be able to treat your specific injury with non-surgical means, such as anti-inflammatory medications, injections, braces, activity modification and therapy. 

When all other options fail, surgery is the next step. We offer a wide variety of sports medicine procedures, including:

  • Shoulder
    • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
    • Instability procedures
  • Knee
    • Ligament reconstruction
    • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction
    • Miniscus repair
    • Cartilage restoration
  • Hip
    • Arthroscopy for repair cartilage tears – We are one of the only facilities outside Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, to offer this procedure.

Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic partners with Columbus Community Hospital to provide athletic trainers for the following schools:

  • Columbus High School in Columbus, NE
  • Columbus Middle School in Columbus, NE
  • Lakeview Jr.-Sr. High in Columbus, NE
  • Scotus Central Catholic High School in Columbus, NE
  • Schuyler Central High School in Schuyler, NE
  • Twin River High School in Genoa, NE
  • Shelby-Rising City Public Schools in Shelby, NE
  • Central Community College in Columbus, NE
  • Clarkson Leigh High School in Leigh, NE
  • Howells-Dodge Consolidated Schools in Howells, NE
  • St. Edward Public School in St. Edward, NE
  • Boone Central Schools in Albion, NE 

The athletic trainers provide triage for injuries at their respective schools, and, if needed, will help the athletes connect with Dr. Volkmer quickly for further evaluation.

To make an appointment or learn more about sports medicine services at Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic, call 402-562-4700.
 

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