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Surgical Specialist, Orthopaedic Surgeon
25 years of experience
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Accepting new patients
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (2)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Thomas Nelson is Good. Dr. Nelson has been reviewed by 7 patients who have provided 2 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 2.6
Promptness 3.7
Courteous Staff 4.2
Accurate Diagnosis 4.5
Bedside Manner 4.2
Spends Time with Me 4.7
Follows Up After Visit 5.0

Specialties & Research

Dr. Thomas Nelson, MD is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 6 areas:
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Swine Diseases

Education & Awards

Dr. Nelson graduated from University of Minnesota at Duluth.


Dr. Nelson has 11 hospital affiliations:

  • Fairview Southdale Hospital 
  • Regions Hospital 


  • Spanish

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Additional Information
Dr. Thomas Erl Nelson MD is a male Orthopaedic Surgeon, has 25 years of experience and practices in Orthopaedic Surgery.
Where does Dr. Thomas E. Nelson practice?
Dr. Thomas Nelson has 1 office location.
Dr. Thomas Nelson practices Orthopaedic Surgery near Minneapolis, MN.
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