Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

Our Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Specialty Clinic brings movement, performance, and recovery together. Our clinic is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for musculoskeletal and sports-related conditions. Led by a skilled orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine experts, we are committed to helping you achieve your optimal physical health and athletic potential.

Most commonly treat patients for pain and limited range of motion in the following areas:






Hands (carpal tunnel syndrome)

Most common procedures at BCH:

Total Knee Arthroplasty

Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Knee arthroscopy

Shoulder arthroscopy

Rotator cuff repair

Carpal Tunnel Release

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is available at Butler County Health every other Wednesday.  For more information please contact BCH Outpatient Services at 402.367.1375.

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Jordan Hiatt | PA-C, ATC

To make an appointment, please call 402.367.1375.

Jordan Hiatt is a nationally certified Physician Assistant and Athletic Trainer with Nebraska Orthopaedic Center that specializes in shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at Nebraska Wesleyan University graduating with high distinction. He earned his Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha. Jordan holds professional memberships with the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Nebraska Academy of Physician Assistants and National Athletic Trainers Association.  Jordan asissts Dr. Woodhead every other Wednesday at Butler County Health.

Orthopedic Services

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Dr. Benjamin Woodhead | D.O.

To make an appointment, please call 402.367.1375.

Dr. Woodhead is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with Nebraska Orthopaedic Center, PC. He received his Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Doctor of Medicine Degree from A.T. Still University. He completed his orthopaedic residency through Des Peres Hospital and St. Louis University and his shoulder and knee fellowship at the University of Washington. Some of the surgeries he performs at the hospital include carpal tunnel, trigger finger release, knee arthroscopy, total and partial knee replacement, shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repairs, total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement.  Dr. Woodhead is at Butler County Health every other Wednesday.

Orthopedic  Services

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