Daniel Nelson, M.D., F.A.A.O.S.

Dr. Nelson's Specialties

Fellowship: Southern Joint Replacement Institute/Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Residency: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Medical Education: University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD
College: B.A. in Biology and Mathematics, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD
M.A. in Biology, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Dr. Daniel Nelson is fellowship trained in Adult Reconstruction/Joint Replacement at the Southern Joint Replacement Institute/Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He earned his medical degree from the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota.

Utilizing his fellowship training in joint replacement surgery, Dr. Nelson focuses on treating patients with hip and knee conditions, including replacements, revisions, fractures and infections. He also treats patients with other orthopaedic injuries and conditions, including orthopaedic trauma.

Dr. Nelson is a board-certified doctor and also a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has also received provider certification in ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support), BLS (Basic Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support). Dr. Nelson is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at USD Sanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Nelson grew up on a farm in South Dakota. Dr. Nelson, his wife and three children are pleased to return to the area to begin his medical practice. Dr. Nelson also enjoys golf, pheasant hunting, and watching high school, college and professional basketball and football.

My experience was incredible. I was totally impressed with the care I got! I had my hip replaced in mid-January and have never had any pain. I recovered so well that I actually tried to get back in the game too early. This caused a tear in my suture. This was entirely my fault. Again, the medical care and instruction I received were amazing. I am back to riding a bike, swimming, and doing lawn care around the house. A special thanks to Dr. Nelson and his ability to do this amazing surgery that has given me new life. The CNOS staff was also very good! Thank you so much for what you did for me.

- Scott, CNOS Patient

I went to Dr. Nelson for a second opinion on a knee replacement. Dr. Nelson was very understanding and patient with me. He took the time to give a lengthy explanation of the procedure. He is extremely knowledgeable and willing to share that knowledge with the patient in terms that they can understand. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who is experiencing knee or joint problems.

Anonymous Patient

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

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Painful Total Knee Arthroplasty

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Dr. Nelson's Team

At CNOS you'll have a whole team supporting your care. Our team approach is just one way we show our commitment to excellence and improving your health. If you have any questions during your treatment, your care team can help.