Dr. Phillips

Orthopedic Surgeon: Hip & Knee, Samuel P. Phillips, MD

Dr. Phillips’ practice focuses on the management of hip and knee arthritis. His surgical expertise includes hip replacement, knee replacement, partial and uni-compartmental knee replacement, as well as knee arthroscopy. He also provides trauma care centered on the hip, knee, and femur.

Dr. Phillips provides advanced technologies and alternatives, especially for younger arthritic patients. If surgery is required, he relies on multimodal pain management options which provide a great advancement in how potential discomfort is managed following surgery. He is originally from Canada and completed fellowships in the knee and hip replacement in London, Ontario, and Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Phillips is a native of Canada and has been in orthopedic practice in Omaha since 1994. In his free time, he enjoys barbecuing, and watching and playing ice hockey.

“My practice philosophy is to treat my patients with the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatments that are proven reliable. I stress a conservative approach, pursuing non-surgical options before proceeding to surgery. I spend a great deal of time with my patients, making sure they have all their questions answered and that they are well informed of their options and treatment plans.”



  • Clinical Fellow Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
  • Clinical Fellow Reconstructive Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Residency: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

Internship: Saint Joseph’s Hospital, London, Ontario

Medical School: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Undergraduate: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Professional Memberships & Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Fellow, Division of Surgery, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada,

Specialist Certificate, Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Member

Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Member

Nebraska State Orthopaedic Association, Member

Omaha Orthopaedic Association, Member


  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) 
  • Femoral Fractures 
  • Hip Arthritis 
  • Hip Bursitis 
  • Hip Dislocation 
  • Hip Fractures 
  • Hip Muscle Strains 
  • Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome) 
  • Knee Arthritis 
  • Knee Bursitis 
  • Labral Tears of the Hip 
  • Loose Bodies of the Hip 
  • Meniscus Tears 
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee 
  • Broken Knee Cap 
  • Patella Tendon Rupture 
  • Quadriceps Tendon Rupture 
  • Shin Splints 
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome 
  • Thigh Muscle Strains 
  • Tibial Fractures 
  • Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) 
  • Torn Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) 


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

  • Femur Fracture Fixation 
  • Hip Fracture Treatment  
  • Hip Revision Surgery 
  • Injections 
  • Knee Arthroscopy 
  • Knee Revision Surgery 
  • Loose Body Removal 
  • Meniscus Repair 
  • Patellofemoral Resurfacing
  • Mini-incision Total Hip Replacement 
  • Mini-incision Total Knee Replacement 
  • Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery 
  • Partial Knee Replacement 
  • Partial Meniscectomy 
  • Total Hip Replacement 
  • Total Knee Replacement 
  • Uni-Knee Resurfacing 

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