Meet Dr. Nelson
Dr. Johnny T. Nelson is a Raleigh native and a second-generation orthopaedic surgeon. He graduated magna cum laude and phi beta kappa from the University of Dallas, where he played flanker for the university’s rugby football club. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas where he graduated at the top of his class and was inducted into the AOA medical honors society.
After medical school, Dr. Nelson devoted a year to research at the Laboratory for Regenerative Technologies in Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, which resulted in numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. After completing orthopaedic surgery residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, Dr. Nelson was selected for a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh where he trained with the nation's premier hand and upper extremity experts. Finally, Dr. Nelson completed an international shoulder fellowship at the world-renowned Shoulder Unit of the Centre Orthopédique Santy in Lyon, France where he further sharpened his expertise in the fields of shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder instability, and shoulder replacement.
In 2022, Dr. Nelson was the first orthopaedic surgeon in the Raleigh-Durham area to perform ultrasound-guided micro-invasive carpal tunnel release.
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What Our Patients Are Saying
How fortunate I was to find Johnny Nelson after two prior failed left shoulder surgeries!
He is very knowledgeable, attentive and a compassionate doctor. He took the time to explain my issue, the corrective surgery needed and what to expect with the outcome. I thank him for my replacement which improved my mobility and the quality of my life. An awesome doctor!
When I met with Dr. Nelson, he reviewed my medical history and went over everything that was bothering my shoulder. He reviewed my MRI and discussed a treatment plan. He also found other issues involving my neck. He is a great doctor that pays attention to detail, listened to my concerns, and talked to me in terms that were easy to understand.
The accident that the lawn mower and I had, left me with three injured fingers. I was blessed to have Dr. Nelson as the orthopedic surgeon on-call. He did a superb job, was kind, had a heart and I recovered quickly. My fingers function and Dr. Nelson was awesome!
Why Choose Us?
Johnny T. Nelson, MD is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder, elbow, hand & wrist surgery at the Bone and Joint Surgery Clinic in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is qualified to manage any condition from the shoulder to the fingertips in all age groups, from small children up to end of life. Dr. Nelson is deeply patient-oriented and enjoys his time with each and every patient, not only treating their conditions and curing physical pain, but also learning their story and telling stories of his own.
It's important to keep in mind that not every visit with an orthopedic surgeon means that you're going to have surgery. There are methods and treatment options at our disposal to treat orthopedic and musculoskeletal problems without surgery. Surgery is a last resort. Contact us today to see how Dr. Nelson can help treat your condition.
Dr. Nelson Now Offering Micro-Ivasive Carpal Tunnel Release with Ultrasound Guidance
Latest Blog Posts
Will My Carpal Tunnel Come Back After Carpal Tunnel Release?
Why Did My Rotator Cuff Tear?
Dr. Nelson’s Research Published in December Issue of HAND
Can I Have My Carpal Tunnel Released on Both Sides at the Same Time?
Announcing: January 10th Carpal Tunnel Open House
What are the advantages of ultrasound-guided carpal tunnel release?
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