Welcome to Nebraska Hand & Shoulder Institute, P.C.

Dr. Dolf R. Ichtertz | Board Certified in Orthopaedics & Hand Surgery
Keeping People Feeling Youthful and Active!


Fix Hand Problems at Nebraska Hand and Shoulder Institute
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Shoulder Diagnoses

Dr. Eric Hegedus reviewed physical exams used in shoulder diagnoses and we can draw some conclusions from his work.

Dog Sledding

You haven't worked hard until you've "worked like a dog."

Faking of Test Results

When I prescribe a drug, I expect it to do its job...

The Neck & Shoulder Pathology Masquerade

In a university setting 694 new patients were evaluated between a shoulder clinic and a spine clinic. One out of 25 pat...

My first carpal tunnel surgery was open release. I was in heavy bandages for about two weeks. It hurt a great deal for a long time. Could not eat with my right hand at all. It was very awkward. Couldn’t do much of anything for nearly three weeks.

When I had my second carpal tunnel surgery on my left hand by Dr. Ichtertz it was so different. I had bandages for a couple days and then it was more like bandaids! I could use my hand (carefully!) almost immediately. The difference was unbelievable! Wish I had found Dr. Ichtertz for the first surgery.

Dr. Ichtertz was also available to fix trigger finger—my left hand little finger. Cleared up right away. Thank you, Doctor.

- J. Malot                  

Do you have an appointment with us?

Please download the new patient paperwork, fill it out, and bring it to your appointment.

New Patient Upper Extremity Paperwork (Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder)

New Patient Lower Extremity Paperwork (Knee, Foot)

My staff and I at the Nebraska Hand & Shoulder Institute, P.C. believe that prevention and elimination of painful or debilitating conditions of the upper and lower extremities can consistently be achieved. Our success is made by a strong effort at patient education via frequently updated brochures, video and verbal instruction, and ongoing clinical outcomes research. We bring these services to you for sports injury, fracture, nerve entrapment and arthritis at four convenient locations across Nebraska.

Efforts by my staff and I in improving outcomes have led to offering a host of the least invasive, minimally uncomfortable treatment options. These are rarely offered elsewhere for problems such as carpal tunnel syndrome (endoscopic carpal tunnel release), tennis elbow (percutaneous elbow tenotomy), trigger finger (percutaneous A-1 pulley release), Dupuytren's contracture (percutaneous fascial band release), wrist arthritis and painful wrist instability (percutaneous wrist denervation) along with a variety of arthroscopic procedures for the shoulder, knee, and wrist.  

In fact, Dr. Ichtertz was among the first involved in arthroscopic meniscal repair (1984), arthroscopic wrist surgery (1986) and has been doing arthroscopic shoulder surgery since 1985. You have come to the right site. Dr. Ichtertz has broad-based experience with the most modern techniques for common and unusual problems of the upper and lower extremities. We have the only pressure-specified sensory device in the state of Nebraska to help in the diagnosis and treatment of tarsal tunnel syndrome, particularly in diabetics. Total joint replacement for arthritis of the major joints of the body is also offered.

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