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Dr. Gregory Nelson Jr, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Nelson Jr

SSM Health

12349 De Paul Dr Ste 100 Bridgeton, MO 63044

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Dr. Gregory Nelson Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bridgeton, MO and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from Yale Univ Sch Of Med in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, reconstructive orthopedic surgery, and more.


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(314) 291-7900

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Dr. Nelson Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson Jr treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Nelson Jr treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson Jr treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Nelson Jr treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
Elbow Injuries
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nelson Jr treats Elbow Injuries more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Nelson Jr treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Nelson Jr's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • 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 Disorders
  • 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)
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

"The most important thing I do each day is educate my patients about their orthopedic problem. Through education, patients are empowered to make informed decisions about their care. Then and only then, can we partner together to pursue the treatment that helps them accomplish their goals."
- Greg Nelson, MD

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2017
University Of Missouri Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
2014
Rothman Inst-Thomas Jefferson U
Fellowship Hospital
2013
Washington University In St Louis School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2008
Yale Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School
2002
Mit
Undergraduate School
2017
2014
2013
2008
2002

Awards

Dr. Nelson Jr's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nelson Jr

4.8

Based on 104 reviews

5 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
3.8461538461538463%
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Dr. Nelson is very thorough and patient-centered.
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I had a left partial knee replacement 4 weeks ago. I never had any pain. The therapist told me to slow down. I told her I'm gonna run!
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My father broke his hip and underwent an anterior hip replacement. He has recovered better than expected. Dr. Nelson was great and I don't have any complaints at all.
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Dr. Nelson replaced my knee. I had bone-on-bone pain and was hobbling around. Now my knee feels better than it has felt in years!
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Dr. Nelson is a very good doctor. He explained everything thoroughly. I also thought I would have a lot more pain after my knee replacement, but I didn't. Everything was great!
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Dr Nelson was personable yet professional in his approach to treating my concern. His recommendations were on-point.
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Follow up for bilateral knee replacements. Feeling great!
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He was great. Dr. Nelson saw us on Christmas Day for my problem. I love him.
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I could not ask for better care and consideration for my hip problem. Dr. Nelson was way beyond what I expected!
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Great bedside manner. He really cares about you as a whole person. You can just tell he cares!
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woul recommend to anyone, if you have a problem with shoulder come see this doctor.
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I am very pleased with the work that was done! As soon as I can I will have my other knee replaced too. Dr. Nelson was very courteous.
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I heard about Dr. Nelson from a friend and came to see him about pain in my knee. I received a shot in my knee and then saw him about severe hip pain. He did my hip replacement in August and I am very happy with that. Today I received a shot in my other knee, hoping I have good results with that. I would highly recommend Dr. Nelson. He is kind and very personable. I am glad I was told about him. I am very happy with my care.
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great doctor and surgeon
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I loved the fact that he prayed with me before the surgery. It meant a lot to me. Excellent doctor, excellent results! Very pleased with all aspects of my care!
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I'd recommend Dr. Nelson to anybody who needs surgery. He did my total knee and I am very happy.
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I am so happy with the care that Dr. Nelson gave my brother. He was very thorough in explaining what needed to be done for my brother to walk again and he explained in layman terms. He showed so much compassion. I feel blessed that I was led to Dr. Nelson.
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I have told everyone I run into that Dr. Nelson is awesome! I am even trying to get my painter to go and see him.
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It was a pleasure to see Dr. Nelson for my orthopedic issue.
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I am very please with the care I received from Dr. Nelson and his staff. I highly recommend who would need his services. I have already recommended him to my husband.
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