Dr. David Nielsen, DO

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Charlottesville Orthopaedic Ctr 183 Spotnap Rd Ste C Charlottesville, VA 22911 Get Directions
Dr. David Nielsen, DO

Dr. Nielsen obtained his degree in medicine at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Ohio University in Dayton and a fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Nielsen served on the staff of the hand section at the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Tampa prior to founding the Charlottesville Orthopaedic Center. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, as well as general orthopaedics. Dr. Nielsen has met the rigid standards of the Certi?cate of Added Quali?cation in hand surgery in addition to being board-certi?ed in general orthopaedics. In addition to serving as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Martha Jefferson Hospital, he belongs to numerous national and regional societies and lectures locally as well as across the country. Dr. Nielsen enjoys spending quality time with his wife and daughter in addition to traveling, cooking, music, and various outdoor and sporting activities.

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Charlottesville Orthopaedic Center works with patients in both Charlottesville and the surrounding communities, we treat musculoskeletal conditions in a variety of categories including the services listed below. We are also a full-service orthopaedic center, and we feel confident that we have a specialist for whatever your individual needs are.

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Charlottesville Orthopaedic Ctr183 Spotnap Rd Ste C
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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based on 48 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Nielsen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
in Harrisonburg, VA |
My mother visited Dr. Nielsen, desperate after 11 years of knee pain following a knee replacement. She has seen over 6 orthopedic surgeons who told her there was nothing wrong with the knee. Dr. Nielsen ordered a series of tests which resulted in a finding that the knee was loose. The other surgeons were, in my opinion, negligent, causing my mother to suffer for 11 years. I would recommend Dr. Nielsen without any reservations.
in Charlottesville, VA |
Oe of the warmest, most engaging, caring and also knowledgeable physicians I have experienced.
in Orange, VA |
Dr. Nielsen is very nice, he listen to all my complaints and talked to me about all my options. When I have another problem I will definitely go to Dr. Nielsen again.
in Charlottesville, VA |
Dr. Nielsen is very caring, has wonderful bedside manner and explained everything in detail for our son's recent injury. His staff is outstanding and ease of appointments is amazing. Would highly recommend.
in Culpeper, VA |
Dr. Nielsen has performed carpal tunnel release surgery on both of my hands, and is now treating me for arthritis in my knee. He's very knowledgeable and caring, and I feel confident that I'm getting excellent advice from him.
Chicago, IL |
His staff is wonderful.Found a Physical therapist in Waynesboro that could do manual therapy as Dr Neilsen prescribed plus took my insurance. Very prompt in returning my phone call and accommodating a request I had. Dr Nielsen seems to care about his patients concerns.
in Charlottesville, Virginia |
Second time in for trigger and as before, he was great in providing information, diagnosis and treatment!
in ruckersville, va 22968 |
Dr. Nielsen was very good at explaining my problem and the treatment I received was good. he sent me to a therapy group that was also great. I felt that both the dr. and the therapy folks were honest and effective!
in Buckingham, VA |
Dr. Nielsen made me feel very comfortable. He had to repair a tear in my rotator cuff. After explaining the procedure, I was confident that he was the right doctor for the job. I will recommend him to anyone who need this type of surgery.
in Charlottesville, VA |
hip replacement made as easy as possible with this type of condition!!!!!!
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Dr. Nielsen obtained his degree in medicine at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Ohio University in Dayton and a fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Dr. Nielsen served on the staff of the hand section at the Shriner's Hospital for Children in Tampa prior to founding the Charlottesville Orthopaedic Center. He specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, as well as general orthopaedics.

Dr. Nielsen has met the rigid standards of the Certi?cate of Added Quali?cation in hand surgery in addition to being board-certi?ed in general orthopaedics. In addition to serving as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Martha Jefferson Hospital, he belongs to numerous national and regional societies and lectures locally as well as across the country.

Dr. Nielsen enjoys spending quality time with his wife and daughter in addition to traveling, cooking, music, and various outdoor and sporting activities.

Dr. Nielsen's Care Philosophy

Charlottesville Orthopaedic Center works with patients in both Charlottesville and the surrounding communities, we treat musculoskeletal conditions in a variety of categories including the services listed below. We are also a full-service orthopaedic center, and we feel confident that we have a specialist for whatever your individual needs are.

Dr. Nielsen says...

Charlottesville Orthopaedic Center is dedicated to providing quality orthopaedic care to Charlottesville and surrounding communities.  We treat musculoskeletal conditions in a variety of categories including sports medicine, joint replacement, work injuries, hand and upper extremity, hyaluronic acid knee injections, ultrasound guided injections, fracture care, arthritis, PRP, and Xiaflex.

Dr. Nielsen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amputated Finger
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Disorders
  • Arm Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Forearm Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Neuropathy
  • Hand Pain
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

Education

  • Medical School
    Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of New England

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Ohio University

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of South Florida

    Completed in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of California, San Diego

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Rehabilitation Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement