Excellence is our highest priority at Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery. Our team is dedicated to treating you in a timely manner while making sure that you feel cared for and knowledgeable of your treatment options. We can ensure that your condition will be treated by highly specialized orthopaedic clinicians that will customize your treatment to meet your unique needs. The rehabilitative strategies at the Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery offer you the most advanced treatment options for recovery of maximum mobility, strength, and return of function. We look forward to providing you orthopaedic excellence for the upper and lower extremity.
After practicing in group orthopaedic practices for several years, Dr. Patrick Hurlbut formed Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC, formerly known as Prairie Shoulder Elbow and Hand Center, PC in April of 2007 as a solo practitioner. His goal was to focus primarily on treatment of upper extremity conditions, a long held desire.
“My passion for the field of upper extremity orthopaedic surgery began as early as my first week of medical school where I was intrigued by the intricacy of the hand in anatomy lab,” said Dr. Hurlbut. “That passion has grown substantially over the years to include other problems of the upper extremity including the elbow, arm and shoulder and I have focused my educational efforts on bringing the most up-to-date treatment and techniques to Lincoln, NE. I continue to enjoy all aspects of orthopaedic care but I especially like the challenges of treating complicated shoulder problems.”
Indeed, Dr. Hurlbut has endeavored to provide quality, caring treatment for his patients by continuing his study in the field of orthopaedic surgery and assembling a team of highly skilled professionals dedicated to the practice. In 2012 Dr. Gustavo Machado, a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, joined Prairie. In 2014 Dr. Kara Krejci, a board certified podiatric surgeon, joined the practice providing further sub-specialization in treating the lower extremity.
Not every condition requires surgical treatment and patients may benefit from a consultation with a one of our providers or physical therapists.
In addition to the Lincoln practice at 4130 Pioneer Woods Drive Ste. 1, our providers will happily see patients at several outreach clinic locations in Nebraska.