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

Dr. Nelson's Specialties

Fellowship: Southern Joint Replacement Institute/Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. (2012-2013)
Residency: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK. (2007-2012)
Medical Education: University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD. (2003-2007)
College: B.A. in Biology and Mathematics, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD. (1998-2002)
M.A. in Biology, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. (2002-2003)

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 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.

Direct Anterior Hip Replacement

Functional limitations due to hip pain are caused by a number of symptoms and factors. If arthritic changes are noted, a total hip arthroplasty may be indicated. Recent developments can significantly reduce recovery time and the rate of dislocation.

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Painful Total Knee Arthroplasty

Frequently, patients who have had a TKA, will return to their physician because they are experiencing pain. With the rates of primary TKA on the rise nationally, the need for revision surgery is expected to mirror this trend.

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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.