Dr. Bradley Nelson, MD

Dr. Bradley Nelson, MD

Sports Medicine | Male | 51 years old

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Dr. Nelson specializes in Sports Medicine and practices in Bloomington, MN. He practices at 1 location.

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in Lakeville, MN |
You will not find a better knee surgeon than Dr. Nelson. He did my second ACL surgery after another unfortunate soccer injury. I felt like he gave me all the information necessary to make an informed decision about what was best for me. He was always supportive through the process and genuinely seemed to care about my personal goals and needs, and the ultimate outcome. I have never met a surgeon with such a warm, caring bedside manner. My knee is doing great, so thank you, Dr. Nelson!
in Minneapolis, MN |
HE is a great Doctor, if you have a issue that is out of the normal issues he will work at finding the answer. And will follow up to make sure that the treatment is working. Will take time to discuss with you what is going on. Will try different things before he will do surgery. Which I like, not a fan of Doctors that also want to do surgery right away. HE is very friendly, if you do have surgery he will take time to explain to your family what he did and does not make you feel rushed
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Dr. Nelson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Minnesota Medical School

    Graduated in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Fitzsimons Army Mc

    Completed in 1995

    U Colo Hlth Scis Ctr

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Keller Army Community Hospital

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate