Dr. Scott Nelson, MD

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Dr. Scott Nelson, MD
Dr. Scott Nelson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Loma Linda, CA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center - East Campus.

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Dr. Nelson'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 (4)
in Moreno Valley, CA |
Dr. Nelson is my daughter doctor. He is by far the best orthopedic. He's very caring of his patients. We are honored to have him as a doctor.
in Dana Point, CA |
My wife and I were nervous about our 2 year old having double hip surgery. Prior to the my little girl entering the operating room , I asked Dr. Nelson if I could pray for him, his staff and my daughter. He agreed and respectfully bowed his head. After I said Amen, he continued the prayer with a thoughtfulness and sincerity that can only come from a man with a big heart. Every interaction with Dr. Nelson has been uplifting to my family. He is really an answer to our prayers. Thank you.
Corona, CA |
Dr. Nielson was highly recommended by a Ped. Chief of Ortho. from another hospital to perform open surgery on our 10 year old. All my questions were answered and I was very comfortable leaving our daughter in the hands of Dr. Nielson and his team. He is an excellent doctor and I highly recommend him.
in Lagos, Nigeria |
My family experience is incredible. He has performed wonderfully well for our daughter' surgery, {SAMIRA AHMED}. We will never forget him and his kindness. He is the best after GOD almighty.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clubfoot
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Deformity
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Spine Deformities
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Slipped Epiphysis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures

Education

  • Medical School
    Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Loma Linda University Med Center

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    UCSD

    Completed in 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Complex Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • 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 Treatment, Closed
  • 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
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Limb Lengthening
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Tenoplasty of Digital Tendon