Daniel Nelson

Daniel Nelson

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MD, FAAOS
605-217-2667
About Dr. Nelson

Dr. Daniel Nelson is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in joint replacement surgery, 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 fellowship-trained in adult reconstruction and joint replacement from the Southern Joint Replacement Institute/Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He earned his medical degree from the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He has 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. He enjoys playing golf, pheasant hunting, and watching high school, college and professional basketball and football and spending time with his wife and three children.

Certifications

  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support), BLS (Basic Life Support) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

Physician Assistant

Chase Beiermann

Chase Beiermann

Background Information

Education
Clinic Locations
Other Specialties
Articles/Resources
  • 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
  • Masters: M.A. in Biology, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
  • Undergraduate: B.A. in Biology and Mathematics, Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell, SD

Patient Testimonials

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 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 for anyone who is experiencing knee or joint problems.

- Dr. Nelson's Patient

Dr. Nelson is an outstanding doctor and surgeon. His care for me for this surgery and past surgeries has been excellent. I have had many complications, and he has always responded promptly and with the utmost care. I have total faith in him. I appreciate the care of his nurses as well.

- Dr. Nelson's Patient

Dr. Nelson is a great doctor. He explains everything very thoroughly, and takes his time with me. I trust him completely. I’ve already sent 3 or 4 people to him already & will continue to send more!

- Dr. Nelson's Patient

Dr. Nelson is an excellent provider. I can't say enough good things about the care I received! I had a hip revision done and am now pain free. I am so grateful.

- Dr. Nelson's Patient