Dr. Clayton Nuelle, MD

Orthopedic Sports MedicineMaleAge 38

Dr. Nuelle
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Missouri Orthopedic Institute

1100 Virginia Ave Ste 200 Columbia, MO 65201

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Dr. Clayton Nuelle, MD is a Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgery Specialist in Columbia, MO. Dr. Nuelle has more experience with Knee & Lower Limb Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center and Resolute Health Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Nuelle to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Nuelle

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Nuelle treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Nuelle treats other conditions, please contact the office at (573) 882-2663.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Nuelle is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
ACL Surgery
Knee Arthroscopy
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Dr. Nuelle's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Nuelle accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
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Alliance (Select Network)-MO
Alliance-MO EPO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
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Bronze Pathway X-MO
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Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Pathway X-MO
Gold Pathway-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X-MO
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Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Silver Pathway for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X-MO
Silver Pathway-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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Blue Choice
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Cigna
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UnitedHealthCare
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Dr. Nuelle's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nuelle

4.9

Based on 73 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Dr. Nuelle was straightforward and to the point. Didnt have the “holier than thou” ego that seems far too common with younger orthos. Would recommend.
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Mar 28, 2021
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Saw Dr. Nuelle for knee replacement surgery. He and his staff are well qualified and considerate with patients. He explains the problem and what procedures will be done.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rita D. – Mar 26, 2021
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Doctor Clayton Nuelle is a brilliant orthopedic surgeon! He performed meniscus root repair on my right knee. I highly recommend him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cynthia Nobles – Feb 09, 2021
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I read a news article about robotic full knee replacement surgery performed by Dr Clayton Nuelle. It sounded wonderful so I contacted his office and arranged for him to do my right knee. Almost 3 weeks out, am doing fine even though pain meds are severely restricted and someone forgot to get physical therapy started until day 9 of my recovery. I am so confident that this is the best situation that we have set a date for my other knee for the same surgery. Thank-you Dr Nuelle.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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R Hankamp – Feb 07, 2021
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Personable, listens well and answers questions clearly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Jan 06, 2021
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Very professional, very caring, attentive to my concerns. Would definitely recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 06, 2020
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Dr. Nuelle Is a very good doctor in my opinion. He made me feel very at ease with my surgery and follow up.
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Mark L – Dec 02, 2020
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Dr. Nuelle was very thorough in the examination of my shoulder pain. After x-rays and physical tests, he determined that I suffer from bursitis and osteoarthritis. Without over diagnosing my condition, he offered conservative treatments and concluded that no surgical intervention was required. I received a steroid shot and was set up with physical therapy. He was very polite, professional and caring. He explained my condition to me and took time to read an MRI report of my shoulder that I provided him from 2 years ago. My condition had improved in the past but was aggravated after I was assaulted on July 18, 2020. I appreciate his concern for my pain and the shot provided me much relief. He is intelligent and experienced as demonstrated by his interpretation of my injury from x-rays and tests. I felt relieved when I left his office. Dr. Nuelle and his staff are personable, friendly, helpful and respectful. All safety precautions are in place for Covid-19. My wait time was 5 minutes.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Deborah Simburger – Nov 18, 2020
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Dr Nuelle took his time and patiently accessed my injury. He then explained what was causing my pain very well. I would highly recommend him for elbow and shoulder pain.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Raul Miranda – Sep 02, 2020
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I recently had a full knee replacement and it was my second surgery with Dr. Nuelle an his staff. I am thankful to have such a professional and caring staff. I would highly recommend him to others.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mary Garcia – Jun 29, 2020
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He is absolutely amazing. Couldn’t asked for a better doctor. He is professional & knowledgeable. I am super happy with him. Always makes time to answer and explain whatever questions I have. He has a great, pleasant, and positive attitude. Always a joy to go to see him.
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Jun 28, 2020
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Dr. Nuelle performed my knee replacement. He explained everything thoroughly, was extremely patient (I had LOTS of questions) and was down-to-earth. He has a great reputation (and now I understand why), is on point, caring, knowledgeable, and has a great bedside manner. My surgery went extremely well! I highly recommend Dr. Nuelle ??
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Laurin – Mar 13, 2020
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I had a very comforting and inviting visit. Before I arrived I was very nervous but when I arrived with questions and concerns my questions where answered without hesitation, Doctor. Nuelle also played a video of what my surgery will be like. Dr. Nuelle and staff where extremely positive and eased my anxiety. I highly reccomend everyone to Dr. Nuelle.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michelle Green – Mar 03, 2020
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Great Doctor that listened and immediately understood my individual needs
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Steve Thurlow – Feb 12, 2020
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I had a torn my ACL, 1 meniscus from the bone, the 2nd meniscus was torn and some torn tendons. Dr. Nuelle did the surgery to repair my right knee. He put a new ACL in reattached one meniscus and repaired the other. He did a great job and was very concerned about my recovery. I would highly recommend him and his office. They all did an excellent job through the whole process. They all were very professional and caring.
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Roger Sheard – Jan 10, 2020
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Went in for knee surgery. He said he would take care of my knee. I limp now. Walking for any peroid of time is painful. He doesnt seem to care after surgery. I would not recommend him
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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I've seen Dr. Nuelle for well over 3 years. He tried everything short of knee surgery. When it came time he told me let's try this and see if we can put off a total knee replacement for a few years. So far so good.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Claudia Runyon – Oct 14, 2019
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He was friendly and very informative, would definitely recommend giving Dr. Nuelle a visit for your orthopedic needs!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Joseph McKenzie – Sep 26, 2019
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Dr. Nuelle was really great He was my third opinion and most informative. He gave me hope and great news! Coming from him and his experience meant the world to me! He took his time for all my questions and gave me upfront answers. Thank You Dr. Nuelle
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Vallerie Newman – Sep 23, 2019
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Dr. Nuelle was recommended to me as a second opinion about knee surgery. Although he concurred that knee surgery was definitely needed, he suggested I was a candidate for partial knee replacement, rather than one total knee replacement at a time. He took his time, explaining the procedure’s pros and cons, answered all my questions, and encouraged more questions. I chose him and am 2 months out having 2 (bilateral) partial knee replacements. At this point extremely satisfied with my surgeon, his staff, on-going recovery and progress!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Donna D – Jul 14, 2019
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Nuelle takes great pride in listening to his patients and developing a treatment plan together with them based on their individual needs.  He...Read more

Biography

Dr. Nuelle is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2015
Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO
Fellowship Hospital
2014
University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO
Residency Hospital
2010
University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics, Columbia, MO
Internship Hospital
2005
University Of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, In
Undergraduate School
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Clayton Nuelle, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Nuelle frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Nuelle specializes.

Where is Dr. Clayton Nuelle, MD's office located?

Dr. Nuelle's office is located at 1100 Virginia Ave Ste 200, Columbia, MO 65201. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Missouri Orthopedic Institute

Missouri Orthopaedic Institute1100 Virginia Ave Ste 200 Columbia, MO 65201
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Nuelle is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center

San Antonio, TX

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Resolute Health Hospital

New Braunfels, TX

80% Patient Experience Rating, 11% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

University Of Missouri Health Care

Columbia, MO

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Uvalde Memorial Hospital

Uvalde, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average