Dr. Gregory Nelson Jr, MD

Dr. Gregory Nelson Jr, MD

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Dr. Gregory Nelson Jr, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Bridgeton, MO and has been practicing for 4 years. He graduated from Yale Univ Sch Of Med in 2008 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, and more.Read his story

12349 De Paul Dr Ste 100

Bridgeton, MO 63044

Contact Information

(314) 291-7900

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Nelson Jr performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 97% of peers
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Nelson Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nelson Jr "Greg Nelson, MD, MHS, is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Consortium through Washington University in St. Louis. After finishing his residency, Dr. Nelson completed a fellowship program at the Rothman Institute of Orthopedics specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery. After 3 years of clinical practice in Arizona, Dr. Nelson was a fellow in adult hip and knee reconstruction at the Missouri Orthopedic Institute in Columbia, MO before returning to St. Louis to join SSM Health. Dr. Nelson conducts orthopedic surgery for patients 18 years of age and older and has clinical interests in hip, knee, and shoulder replacement. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopedic Society. He is also a member of the American Orthopedic Association's Emerging Leaders Program."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nelson Jr ""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"

3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

67  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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49  Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nelson Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nelson Jr's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nelson Jr to family and friends
80 total reviews (66 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (80)

  • 5
    (75)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Nelson Jr's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (66)

The treatment was excellent. That's all I can say. I am so happy with my shoulder now!
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Dr. Nelson has been excellent. I'm extremely pleased with the work he has done. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Dr. Nelson and his nurses were very patient with me during my care. I felt that they really listened to each concern and addressed all of my questions. The treatment that I received was AWESOME! I am now back to 95%, on my way to 100%!!!
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I'm very pleased and satisfied with all of Dr. Nelson's procedures and work. My pain and situation was handled with extreme care. And his staff and team of nurse's were wonderful. I would recommend Dr. Nelson work to any and everybody.
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Dr. Nelson reattached some bone and ligaments in my broken useless shoulder. Now, it's back in full rotation. Fantastic surgeon, very personable. Highly recommend.
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