New West Sports Medicine in Kearney NE, offers services for the following symptoms and pain. Orthopaedics is a branch of medicine that focuses on the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves. Orthopaedic surgeons diagnose and provide operative and non-operative treatment options to patients.

All of our surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The purpose of the certification process is to establish educational and qualification standards for orthopaedic surgeons to improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients. Furthermore, our surgeons are fellowship trained. Fellowship training is an additional year of specialty specific training and is not a requirement for orthopaedic surgeons. It indicates that a surgeon has shown the highest level of dedication and training in their field.

Our physician assistants are certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants and our nurse practitioner is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. These certifications support a dedication to providing high quality care by establishing standards for clinical knowledge, professional behavior, and continuing education requirements.

Below is a list of common conditions we see or procedures we perform. If you cannot find what you are looking for below, please call our office at (308) 865-2570 to see if we can help.


Provider: Ryan DeBlis, MD

  • Femoro Acetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Hip Fracture (Trauma)
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Developmental Dysplasia
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Muscle Strains
  • Work Related Injuries
  • Snapping Hip
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes-Disease
  • Inflammatory Arthritis of the Hip
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip
  • Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)
  • Hip Injection
  • Periprosthetic Fracture


Providers: Heber Crockett, MD, Nolan May, MD, Ryan DeBlis, MD

  • Knee Injury
  • Periprosthetic Fracture
  • Knee Bursitis
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteonecrosis of the Knee
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Unstable Knee
  • Work Related Injuries
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Fracture (Trauma)
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Osteotomy
  • Osteochondral Treatments
  • Knee Injections
  • Baker’s Cyst Removal (Excision)
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint
  • Total Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)


Providers:Heber Crockett, MD, Nolan May, MD, Paul Nielsen, MD

  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bicep Tendonitis
  • Burners and Stingers
  • AC Joint Arthritis/Sprain
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Fracture of the Shoulder Blade
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Labrum Tear
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Work Related Injuries
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Shoulder Fractures (Trauma)
  • Periprosthetic Fracture
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement (Total Shoulder or Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty)


Providers: Heber Crockett, MD, Nolan May, MD, Paul Nielsen, MD

  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Work Related Injuries
  • Rupture of the Biceps Tendon
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Fractures (Trauma)
  • UCL Injury
  • Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis
  • Elbow Fractures in Children
  • Forearms Fracture in Children
  • Radial Head Fractures of the Elbow
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Joint Replacement


Provider: James Mahalek, MD

Think of your spine as three different sections. The neck and upper back are your Cervical Spine (C-Spine), the mid-back is called your Thoracic Spine (T-Spine), and the low back consists of your Lumbar Spine (L-Spine) and Sacral Spine (S-Spine). Although they are close together, each section requires its own extensive evaluation just as a knee and a shoulder are different evaluations. This means we are only able to focus on one section during an appointment.

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Adult Kyphosis
  • Osteoporosis of the Spine
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Whiplash
  • Spine Trauma (Fractures)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Scoliosis
  • Sacroiliac Joint (SI Joint)
  • Trauma (Fractures)
  • Work Related Injuries

Hand & Wrist

Provider: Paul Nielsen, MD

  • Mucus Cyst Excision
  • Triangular FibroCartilage Complex (TFCC) Tear
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Hand and Wrist Injection
  • Hand & Wrist Fractures (Trauma)
  • Work Related Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist
  • Arthritis of the Thumb
  • Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Mallet Finger
  • Finger and Thumb Sprain
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Wrist Joint Replacement

Foot & Ankle

Provider: Ryan DeBlis, MD

  • Foot Pain
  • Diabetic Foot Disorders
  • Bunions
  • Claw Toe
  • Corns
  • Hammertoe
  • Heel Pain
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Lisfranc (Midfoot) Fracture
  • Stress Fracture of the Foot
  • Toe and Forefoot Fractures
  • Intoeing
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Achilles Tear (Rupture)
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Midfoot Arthritis
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Accessory Navicular Pain
  • Ankle and Foot Fractures (Trauma)
  • Work Related Injuries