Michael A. Del Core, MD

Upper Extremity Orthopedic Specialist
Michael A. Del Core, MD
affiliations and associations
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons logo
American Society for Surgery of the Hand logo
AAOS logo
Cleveland Clinic log
The University of Texas Southwestern logo
Saint Louis University School of Medicine logo

A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Michael Del Core is a double fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, shoulder, and elbow surgery. He completed his undergraduate degree and medical school at Saint Louis University. He then completed his residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center where he was inducted into the AOA honors society. During his residency, he spent three months training in Auckland, New Zealand. He went on to complete two one-year fellowships. The first was a fellowship at the University of Southwestern specializing in hand, wrist, and microvascular surgical techniques. The second fellowship was at the Cleveland Clinic focusing on the entire treatment of shoulder and elbow pathology including shoulder replacements and rotator cuff tears. Dr. Del Core has completed nearly 20 peer review publications and dedicates his practice to treating the full spectrum of upper extremity conditions.

Dr. Del Core holds candidate memberships in multiple professional organizations including the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is excited to be back in Omaha and is a part of MD West ONE, one of the largest groups of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons in the area.


Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH), Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
Fellowship: The University of Texas Southwestern (Dallas, TX), Hand Fellowship
Residency: The University of Texas Southwestern (Dallas, TX)
Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO)
Undergraduate: Saint Louis University (St. Louis, MO)


American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES), Fellow Member
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), Candidate Member
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), Fellow Member

7+ Years of Experience In Orthopaedics
2,000+ Restored Lives Across NE & IA
20 Peer-Reviewed Publications
100% Passionate About Hearing Your Story
Leading-Edge Orthopaedic Care

Surgical & Nonsurgical Treatment Options

Technology is ever-changing and constantly evolving. We do our best to stay relevant to the needs of our patients using advanced technology that helps us better diagnose and treat conditions and diseases. Dr. Del Core will work with you to create a customized treatment plan based on your needs.


  • Arthritis (Fingers / Thumb / Wrist)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Finger Dislocations / Amputations
  • Fractures / Broken Bones
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Kienbock’s Disease
  • Nerve Injuries / Problems
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Sports Injuries / Overuse Conditions
  • Stiffness / Contractures
  • Tendon Injuries (Flexor / Extensor)
  • Tendonitis / Sprains / Strains 
  • Trigger Finger
  • Workers Comp & Occupational Injuries


  • Acromioclavicular Injuries
  • Arthritis 
  • Bursitis / Impingement / Inflammation 
  • Clavicle / Collarbone Fracture
  • Dislocations / Instability 
  • Fractures / Broken Bones 
  • Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis 
  • Pectoralis Rupture
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Tears
  • SLAP Tears / Proximal Biceps Pathology
  • Sternoclavicular Injury
  • Stiffness / Contractures 
  • Workers Comp & Occupational Injuries


  • Arthritis 
  • Biceps Rupture / Tendonitis 
  • Bursitis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome / Ulnar Nerve Compression 
  • Dislocations / Instability 
  • Fractures / Broken Bones
  • Golfer’s Elbow / Medial Epicondylitis
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Stiffness / Contractures
  • Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis 
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Triceps Rupture / Tendonitis
  • Workers Comp & Occupational Injuries


Dr. Del Core will work together with you to find the best treatment for your injury. He offers both non-surgical and surgical management of the above conditions. Some of his more commonly performed procedures are listed below.

  • Acromioclavicular Reconstructions
  • Arthritis Care and Treatment
  • Arthroscopy (Hand /Wrist / Elbow / Shoulder)
  • Biceps Rupture Repair 
  • Carpal Tunnel Release (Endoscopic or Open) 
  • Cubital Tunnel Release / Ulnar Nerve Release
  • De Quervain’s Release
  • Dupuytren’s Release
  • Elbow Instability / Dislocation Repair and Reconstruction 
  • Elbow Replacement / Arthroplasty 
  • Finger Amputations
  • Fracture & Dislocation Treatment
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Injections (Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder)
  • Ligament Repair
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John’s)
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Nerve Repair
  • Non-Surgical Treatments (Splints / Casts / Therapy)
  • Pectoralis Repair
  • Radial Tunnel Release
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair / Debridement
  • Shoulder Instability / Dislocation Repair and Reconstruction 
  • Shoulder Replacement / Arthroplasty (Anatomic and Reverse) 
  • SLAP Repair 
  • Sternoclavicular Repair
  • Stiffness / Contracture Releases 
  • Tendon / Ligament Repair or Reconstruction
  • Triceps Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Arthritis Care and Treatment 
  • Cyst Removal 
  • DeQuervain’s Release 
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release 
  • Fracture & Dislocation Treatment 
  • Hand & Wrist Arthroscopy 
  • Joint Replacement 
  • Ligament Repair 
  • Microsurgical Flap Procedures 
  • Microvascular Surgery 
  • Nerve Repair 
  • Reconstructive Surgery 
  • Tendon Repair 
  • Trigger Finger Release 
  • Finger Amputations 
  • Acromioclavicular Reconstructions 
  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair 
  • Arthroscopic Capsular Plication 
  • Arthroscopic Capsular Release 
  • Arthroscopic Debridement of the Elbow 
  • Biceps Tendonitis 
  • Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow 
  • Elbow Arthroscopy 
  • Elbow Replacement 
  • Fracture Treatment 
  • Ligament Reconstruction 
  • Medial Epicondylectomy 
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery) 
  • Broken Shoulder Surgery 
  • Radial Tunnel Release at the Elbow 
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement 
  • Rotator Cuff Repair 
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty 
  • Shoulder Impingement Surgery 
  • Shoulder Resurfacing 
  • SLAP Repair 
  • Total Shoulder Replacement 
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow