Dr. Edward Nelsen-Freund, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Froedtert Orthopedic Clinic 9200 W Wisconsin Ave Fl 5 Milwaukee, WI 53226 Get Directions
Dr. Edward Nelsen-Freund, MD
Dr. Edward Nelsen-Freund, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Milwaukee, WI. He is 50 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Nelsen-Freund is affiliated with Froedtert Health - Froedtert Hospital, Froedtert Community Memorial Hospital and Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin.

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Patient Comments (16)
Milwaukee, WI |
awesome communication, information readily available. caring, friendly environment at all locations and with all staff.
Muskego, WI |
Before having my knee replaced, I was in therapy & the PT said if you go down the replacement road, ask for Dr. Nelsen-Freund. I'm glad I did. 2 weeks out of surgery, I'm starting to walk with the cane and range of motion is coming along. Dr. and his staff do not want your pain level to be so high that you can't move. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to ask Dr.or any one else on his staff.
in Milwaukee, WI |
Excellent Physican with an amazing team (Stephanie, P.A.; Chelsea, R.N.; Wendy, Medical Assistant; Barb, Admin., and more) who is knowledgeable and thorough in total knee replacement and takes into consideration other patient risk factors.
Milwaukee, WI |
Dr. Nelsen-Freund is an extremely knowledgeable, down-to-earth orthopedic surgeon who is really great at knee replacements. He did both of mine and I couldn't be happier with the results.
in Menomonee Falls, WI |
He is extremely compassionate and takes time with his patients. He makes sure he answers any questions to make sure I felt comfortable with the procedure.
in Milwaukee, WI |
He is great!
Menomonee Falls, WI |
Very knowledgeable, forthright and caring.
in kansasville, Wis |
Awesome doctor. Very professional and caring. Would recommend to family and friends.
in Milwaukee, WI |
Very personable. I feel he always takes the time to address my questions thoroughly.
Slinger, WI |
I have never felt more comfortable with the decision to have my hip replacement done. Dr Nielsen-Freud explained everything in detail of what the procedure would entail and how I would feel afterwards. My experience has been wonderful and would recommend him to anyone seeking hip surgery. Thank you!!
Brookfield, WI |
I would highly recommend Dr. Nelsen-Freund as an Orthopedic surgeon. I have had both of my hips replaced due to arthritis. . I am still recovering from my second hip replacement an am looking forward to the summer when I can hike and ride my bikeand have no pain. Dr. Nelson- Freund has a great bedside manner- always taking the time to make sure all my questions are answered. I like Health Loop. It is an online way for them to check up on me and for m to ask any questions.
Elk Grove Village, IL |
I'm very happy with Dr. Nelsen-Freund & have already recommended him.
in Waukesha, WI |
Dr. Nelsen-Freund spent a great deal of time listening to me and explaining my options. He was the 4th surgeon I interviewed. From beginning to end, he and his staff have been very attentive and helpful. I also received very positive feedback about him from staff and former patients.
in Dousman Wi |
Dr NF has performed two hip replacements for me at the ages of 45 & 50. My results have so far been tremendous. I am a full time firefighter and run my own business as well as being an avid snowboarder & trail hiker... I ride motorcycles as well & Dr NF has allowed me to continue with my extremely high quality of life.
in Oak Creek, WI |
Caring, concerned, open to questions, and pays attention to the details. Follows patient with Health Loop so was checking in regularly .....felt he was available if I had any concerns and prompted me as to what to look for if there were recovery issues.
in Mequon, WI |
Doctor = great. Procedures = unbelievably bad and inefficient. One example: Surgery date known immediately, however in the five subsequent papers showing all pre and post appointments, none mentioned the surgery date, place or time.
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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 Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


  • Medical School
    University Of Wisconsin Medical School

    Graduated in 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction, Member


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate