PATRICK HURLBUT, MD

Dr. Hurlbut is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. He completed his residency at the University of Vermont in 1993, and a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery in 1994 at the University of Minnesota. He subsequently earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Hurlbut has been admitted to that American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), an elite professional society of hand surgeons. Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC and Dr. Hurlbut’s team uses the most advanced treatment options for recovery of maximum mobility, strength, and return of function. Dr. Hurlbut’s passion has been the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, elbow and hand injuries but he also continues to practice in many areas of orthopaedics including total joint replacement and knee arthroscopy.

PERSONAL

 

  • BIRTHPLACE
    Kimball, Nebraska

Education and Medical Training

  • UNDERGRADUATE
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1978-1983
    Lincoln, NE
    B.S. in Chemical Engineering With Distinction
  • GRADUATE
    Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet 1983-1984
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Fulbright Research Scholar
  • MEDICINE
    University of Iowa College of Medicine 1984-1988
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Medical Doctor
  • INTERNSHIP
    General Surgery 1988-1989
    University of Vermont College of Medicine
    Burlington, Vermont
  • RESIDENCY
    Orthopaedic Surgery 1989-1993 University of Vermont College of Medicine
    Burlington, Vermont
  • FELLOWSHIP
    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 1993-1994
    Department of Orthopaedics
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

publications

Hurlbut, PT; Van Heest, A; Lee, KH: “a Cadaveric Anatomic Study of Radial Artery Pedicle Grafts to the Scaphoid and
Lunate”
Journal of Hand Surgery, 1997

Hurlbut, PT; Adams, BD: “Analysis of Finger Extensor Mechanism Strain”
Journal of Hand Surgery, September, 1995

Brown, TD; Hurlbut, PT; Hale, JE; Gibbons, TA; Caldwell, NJ; Marsh, JL; Nepola, JV: “Effects of Imposed Hindfoot Constraint
on Ankle Contact Mechanics for Displaced Lateral Malleolar Fractures”
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, December, 1994

Hurlbut, PT; Fellner-Feldegg, H; Glimelus, K: “Sorting of Miniprotoplasts by Flow Cytometry”
Hereditas 3:192, 1985 (abstract)

outside interests

 

  • Quarter Horses
  • Farming
  • Skiing
  • Mission Work in Tanzania and Honduras

Board certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

hospital affiliations

St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
Lincoln, Nebraska

Lincoln Surgical Hospital
Lincoln, Nebraska

Bryan Health Hospital
Lincoln, Nebraska

Thayer County Health Services
Hebron, Nebraska

Fillmore County Hospital
Geneva, Nebraska

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Nebraska Orthopaedic Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Nebraska Medical Association
  • Lancaster County Medical Association

research presentations

Hurlbut, PT; “Prevention of Knee Injuries in Female Athletes – Stop the Epidemic!” Presentations / June and July 2000 /
Bryan/LGH Medical Center-East
Lincoln, Nebraska

Hurlbut, PT; Van Heest, A; Lee, KH: “A Cadaveric Anatomic Study of Radial Artery Pedicle Grafts to the Scaphoid and Lunate”
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida; February, 1996

Hurlbut, PT; Van Heest, A; Lee, KH: “A Cadaveric Anatomic Study of Radial Artery Pedicle Grafts to the Scaphoid and
Lunate”
American Society for Surgery of the hand Residents’ Annual Meeting
Cincinnati, Ohio; September, 1995

Hurlbut, PT; Adams, BD: “Analysis of Finger Extensor Mechanism Strain” Poster presentation at 39th Annual Meeting of
the Orthopaedic Research Society
San Francisco, California; 1993

Hurlbut, PT; Fellner-Feldegg, H; Glimelus, K: “Sorting of Miniprotoplasts by Flow Cytometry”
Poster presentation at Nordic Cell and Tissue Culture Symposium
Frostavallen, Sweden; 1984

GUSTAVO MACHADO, MD

Dr. Gustavo Machado is a Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon. He joins the practice from California where he completed an Integrated Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Loma Linda University, and a Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. Throughout his years of training he was involved with research and academia and has published several scientific articles and given presentations at national and regional meetings. Dr. Machado is a native of Brazil and received his medical school training in Argentina. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish.

Personal

  • Birth Date
    August 12, 1976
  • Birthplace
    Belo Horizonte-Brazil
  • Citizenship
    Brazilian

Education and Medical Training

  • 07/01/11 – 07/31/11
    University of California Irvine Medical Center
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
    Clinical Instructor
  • 07/01/10 – 06/30/11
    University of California Irvine Medical Center
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship
    PGY VII
  • 06/30/05 – 06/30/10
    Loma Linda University School of Medicine
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency
    PGY II-VI
  • 03/01/05 – 06/29/05
    Loma Linda University School of Medicine
    Department of General Surgery
    Preliminary General Surgery Residency
    PGY II
  • 03/01/04 – 02/28/05
    Loma Linda University School of Medicine
    Department of General Surgery
    Preliminary General Surgery Residency Internship
    PGY I
  • 04/01/03 – 02/28/04
    Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship
    Loma Linda University Medical Center/VA Medical Center
    Supervisor: Mark Reeves, MD, PhD.
  • 03/1995 – 05/02
    Universidad Adventista del Plata – Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud (River
    Plate Adventist University School of Medicine) – Entre Rios- Argentina
    Medical Doctor Degree

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURES

  • ECFMG Indefinitely Certificate (01/2003)
  • Nebraska Medical License: (01/20/2012 to present)
  • State of California Medical License- Unrestricted license: AFE (08/02/2006 to present)
  • Fluoroscopy License California: RHC

WORK EXPERIENCE

Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC f/k/a Prairie Shoulder, Elbow and Hand Center, PC
Lincoln, Nebraska
February 2012 to current

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Private Practice

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Loma Linda University
    2005 Surgical Intern of the Year- 2005 General Surgery Residency Program Award

RESEARCH

Publications:

Wong W, Machado GR, Hill M. Pyoderma Gangrenosum: The Great Pretender and a Challenging Diagnosis. J Cutan Med Surg. 2011 Nov-Dec;15(6):322-8

Jones N, Machado GR. Tendon Transfers for Radial, Median, and Ulnar Nerve Injuries – Current Surgical Techniques. Clin Plastic Surg 2011 Oct;38(4); 621-642.

Martin MC, Machado GR, Wong W, Yeung LC, Jean RD. The Transverse Ulnar Forearm Flap. J Craniofac Surg 2010;21: 1741-1744.

Aragon RJ, Machado GR, Kuo IJ, Coutsoumpos A, Zmaj KB, Reeves ME. Sphincter Preservation and Local Recurrence Using a Multimodal Algorithm for Treatment of Surgically-Difficult Rectal Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010;17(1):S101

Machado GR, Jean, R, Yeung LC, Martin MC. The Transverse Ulnar Forearm Flap. PRS 2009 Oct;124(4S):46 (Abstract)

Machado GR, Bojalian MO, Reeves ME. Transanal Endoscopic Repair of Rectal Anastomotic Defect. Arch Surg 2005. Dec;140(12):1219-22.

Mazraany W, Gabriel A, Machado GR, Reeves ME. Massive Pneumoscrotum following open Gastrostomy. A Case Report. Contemporary Surgery. 2004 May;60(5):219-21.

Bojalian MO, Machado GR, Swensen R, Reeves ME. Radiofrequency ablation of liver metastasis from ovarian adenocarcinoma: case report and literature review. Gynecol Oncol. 2004 May;93(2):557-60.

Presentations:
Machado, GR, Wong W, Martin MC: Improved Treatment of Mandible Fracture through the use of a Novel Cannulated Bone Clamp- Presented at the California Society of Plastic Surgeons 60th annual meeting- Rancho Palos Verdes – May 28 2010.

Aragon RJ, Machado GR, Kuo IJ, Coutsoumpos A, Jaber MR, Zmaj KB, Reeves ME. Sphincter Preservation and Local Recurrence Using a Multimodal Algorithm for Treatment of Surgically Difficult Rectal Cancer. Association of VA Surgeons 35th Annual Meeting. Irvine, CA, April 10-12, 2011.

Aragon RJ, Jaber MR, Bojalian MO, Machado GR, Kaur I, Olafsson S, Reeves ME. A Prospective, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Antibiotic Wound Irrigation in Major Clean-Contaminated Colorectal Surgery. American College of Surgeons 96th Annual Clinical Congress. Washington, DC, October 3-7, 2010.

Aragon RJ, Bojalian M, Machado GR, Jaber MR Kaur I, Olafsson S, Reeves ME. Antibiotic Irrigation Does Not Reduce Wound Infection Rate in Major Clean-Contaminated Colorectal Surgery. Results from a Prospective, Randomized Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Oral Presentation. Association of VA Surgeons 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, May 9-11, 2010.

Aragon RJ, Machado GR, Kuo IJ, Jaber MR, Coutsompous A, Olafsson S, Reeves ME. Rate of sphincter preservation and local recurrence after institution of a multimodality algorithm for treatment of rectal cancer. Poster presentation. Society of Surgical Oncology 63rd Annual Cancer Symposium, St. Louis, MO, March 3-7, 2010.

Jean R, Machado GR, Martin MC: Intra-operative External Fixation of Mandible Fractures Allows Dynamic Occlusal Assessment and Obviates Maxillomandibular Fixation- Oral Presentation at the American Society of Plastics Surgery – Seattle October 24 2009.

Jean R, Machado GR, Martin MC: The Transverse Ulnar Forearm Flap- Oral Presentation at the American Society of Plastics Surgery – Seattle October 24 2009.

Martin MC, Machado GR, Cho DC, Thimmappa B, Arutyunyan G: Intra- Operative Temporary Rigid Fixation of Mandible Fractures Allows Dynamic Occlusal Assessment and Makes Maxillomandibular Fixation Unnecessary- Oral Presentation at the 59th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons – Olympic Valley, CA
05/2009

Machado GR, Martin MC, Cho DC, Kempton BS: The Transverse Ulnar Forearm Flap- Oral Presentation at the 59th Annual Meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons – Olympic Valley, CA 05/2009

Martin MC, Machado GR, Cho DC, Thimmappa B, Arutyunyan G: Intra-Operative Temporary Rigid Fixation of Mandible Fractures Allows Dynamic Occlusal Assessment and Makes Maxillomandibular Fixation Unnecessary- Poster Presentation at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons- 03/23/2009.

Machado,GR, Gabriel A, Shores JT: Effects of Wound Vac in the Treatment of Complex Lower Extremities wounds- Oral Presentation at the California Society of Plastic Surgeons/Rocky Mountain Association of Plastic Surgeons Joint Annual Meeting, June 3, 2006. Las Vegas, NV.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

LANGUAGES

  • Fluent in Portuguese (written and spoken).
  • Fluent in Spanish (written and spoken).

VOLUNTEER RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

  • 09/2008 Santo Domingo-Dominican Republic. Reconstructive Congenital, Traumatic Craniofacial and Hand deformities.
  • 03/2007 Malawi- Africa- Surgical Oncology and General Surgery care of a wide spectrum of tumors and common surgical problems.

MATTHEW R. BYINGTON, DO

Born and raised in Lincoln, NE, Dr. Matthew Byington is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with advanced fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery. He specializes in the non-operative and operative treatment of sports related injuries as well as Knee, Shoulder and Elbow conditions. Dr. Byington treats all conditions of the Knee including acute and complex ligament injuries, cartilage damage, instability as well as chronic conditions such as arthritis. He has comprehensive training in meniscus repairs, ACL reconstruction, multi-ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration, patella instability procedures, partial and total joint replacement, as well as revision surgery. Dr. Byington has developed an emphasis on Shoulder rotator cuff tears, labrum injuries, instability and arthritis. He has extensive experience ranging from minimally invasive arthroscopic repairs to fracture care to reverse and total shoulder replacement.

Dr. Byington earned his Medical Degree from Midwestern University in Chicago, IL and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Michigan State University. He went on to complete fellowship training in Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery at the world renowned Orthopaedic Research of Virginia in Richmond, VA. While in his residency and fellowship, he participated in the care and treatment of student-athletes from the area high schools to the collegiate level, including Michigan State University Spartans and the University of Richmond Spiders.

Dr. Byington started practice in 2013 in Omaha and Fremont, where he served as the Medical Director of Sports Medicine at Fremont Health and Team Physician for Midland University Athletics (the state of Nebraska’s largest collegiate athletic department) and several area high schools. Dr. Byington joined the Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery team in Spring 2017.

Dr. Byington comes from a family of medical professionals, with five physicians in his family. He attended Lincoln Pius X High School. He competed for the Creighton University Cross Country team before transferring and receiving his undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University (NWU). At NWU, he was a 3 time NCAA National Champion and All-American in the 800 meter run for their Track and Field team. Additionally, he was a multi-time NCAA Academic All American. After college he went on to run track professionally with the world famous Santa Monica Track Club. He trained alongside many U.S. Olympians including: Carl Lewis (9-time Olympic Gold Medalist), Johnny Gray (American Record holder, Olympian, US Champion – 800 meter run) and Khadevis Robinson (multi-time Olympian and US Champion – 800 meter run).

Dr. Byington enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Amberly, and three children at home. He also enjoys staying active by running and playing golf.

Personal

  • Birthplace
    Lincoln, Nebraska

Education and Medical Training

  • Undergraduate
    Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln, NE
  • Medicine
    Midwestern University
    Chicago, IL
  • Residency
    Michigan State University
    Garden City, MI
  • Fellowship
    Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy, Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
    Richmond, VA

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Nebraska Orthopaedic Society
  • Nebraska Medical Association
  • Nebraska Osteopathic Medical Association

CLINICAL INTERESTS

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine
  • General Orthopaedics

KARA KREJCI-REED, DPM

Dr. Krejci-Reed is a Board Certified Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Krejci-Reed recently completed a one-year sports medicine, trauma, and reconstructive fellowship at Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Center, in Malvern, Pennsylvania. She also completed residency training with certification in rearfoot and ankle surgery in Scranton, Pennsylvania at Geisinger Community Medical Center where she received extensive training in diabetic foot care, wound care, limb preservation, and deformity correction. Her areas of interest and expertise include: ankle arthroscopy, correction of bunions and hammer toes, treatment of arthritic, nerve, skin and nail conditions, flatfoot and neurologic foot corrections, total ankle replacements, and ankle fracture repair with external fixators. Dr. Krejci-Reed enjoys traveling, biking, hiking, waterskiing, and reading. A native of Springfield, Nebraska she is happy to be back in her home state and excited to join the Prairie family.

LYGIA PLIOPLIS, PA-C, MPAS

Lygia is a Nebraska Certified Physician Assistant at Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC and has been with the Prairie team since 2008. Lygia was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to Nebraska after graduating from high school. She graduated from Union College with her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies. She is married and has three handsome boys. Lygia is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants.

SHAUN RING, PA-C, NCCPA

Shaun is a Nationally Certified Physician Assistant (NCCPA) at Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC and has been with the Prairie team since 2019. Shaun was born in Council Bluffs, IA and moved to Lincoln, NE when he was 8 years old. He has been in the US Army for 22 years, and currently serves in the US Army Reserves in Omaha. He graduated from the University of the Pacific in Sacramento, CA with a Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies. Shaun is married and has 3 children. Shaun is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants.

SHANNON KORTH, PA-C

Shannon Korth, PA-C earned a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Union College in 2018. She is certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). Before going to Union College, Shannon was a Certified Surgical Technologist for 20 years specializing in Trauma, Orthopaedics, Plastics, and Cardiovascular. Shannon is a Nebraska native and has lived around the Lincoln area since 1994. She is married and has three boys. She lives a very strong military family and loves spending time with family and running half marathons.

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