David C. Buck, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon: Sports Medicine

Dr. Buck’s focus includes the treatment of sports injuries in all athletes, including youth, high school, collegiate, and weekend warriors. He specializes in knee and shoulder surgery as part of his sports medicine practice. This includes ACL reconstruction using the quadriceps tendon graft, minimally invasive arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, and ankle, and the use of orthobiologics including platelet-rich plasma for the treatment of sports-related injuries.

In addition to sports medicine, Dr. Buck provides general orthopedics making him a well-rounded orthopedic physician for your entire family. He is proficient in the use of the Sonosite ultrasound for guided injections into joints and soft tissues, and he performs knee replacements using the Zimmer Gender-Specific implant system. 

Dr. Buck completed medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and was a Certified Athletic Trainer providing on-field sports medicine care to injured athletes prior to medical school. He completed an Orthopedic Surgery residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He has an added subspecialty certificate in orthopedic sports medicine and has served as the team physician for local high schools and colleges. Dr. Buck is currently the team physician for Midland University. 

Outside of work, Dr. Buck and his wife live in Elkhorn and raise two boys that love to play sports and enjoy the fine arts. They are active in their church and the Elkhorn Community. His hobbies include photography, hunting and fishing, coaching his sons’ sports teams, and martial arts training.


Residency: Creighton/University of Nebraska Health Foundation, Omaha, NE
Medical School: University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Undergraduate: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

Professional Memberships & Certifications:

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certified with Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Nebraska Medical Society
Metro Omaha Medical Society


  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • ACL Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Biceps Tendon Pathology (Tear vs. Tendonitis)
  • Fractures and Dislocations in Adults
  • Fractures in Children
  • Elbow Tendonitis of Biceps and Triceps
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Meniscus Injuries
  • Knee Overuse Injuries
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Shoulder Biceps Pathology
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tears
  • Shoulder Rotator Cuff Injuries and Tears
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder SLAP Lesions
  • Sports Medicine Injuries (Acute and Overuse Syndromes)
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Torn Ligaments and Tendons
  • Workmen’s Compensation Injuries (Non-Spine)


Some sports injuries will require surgery, some will not. Whatever the case, Dr. Buck will work with you to find the best treatment for you. He offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments, including:

  • Arthroscopy (Shoulder, Elbow, Knee, Ankle)
  • ACL Reconstruction using Quadriceps Tendon Graft
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Knee Cartilage Repair and Restoration
  • Knee Ligament and Meniscus Surgery
  • Knee Replacement (Total Knee Arthroplasty)
  • Elbow Ligament and Tendon Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy with Labral and Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Non-Operative Care
  • Injections (Corticosteroid, Viscosupplementation, Orthobiologics)
  • Routine Fracture Care (Adult and Pediatric)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Bracing
  • Orthobiologics including Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

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