Visiting Providers

Patrick Hurlbut, M.D.

Prairie Orthopaedics

Prairie Orthopaedic  & Plastic Surgery

Availability: First Friday of every month

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.

Contact: Call (402) 759-4924 or email jbruns@myfch.org or aknutzen@myfch.org

Lygia Plioplis, PA-C, MPAS

Prairie Orthopaedics

Prairie Orthopaedic  & Plastic Surgery

Availability: First Friday of every month

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.

Contact: Call (402) 759-4924 or email jbruns@myfch.org or aknutzen@myfch.org