Dr. David Nelson Hand Surgery Greenbrae Marin hand specialist surgery of the hand Orthopedics San Francisco



About Dr. NelsonDr. David Nelson Marin County Hand Surgeon

Dr. Nelson:

Dr. Nelson is an orthopedic hand surgeon. He treats almost all aspects of the arm, from the fingertips to the mid forearm (as well as some elbow problems), from bones to tendons, from muscles to nerves. See the Patient Education Page for a list of commonly treated problems.

Dr. Nelson is Board-Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and in Hand Surgery. You can see his resume here. If you would like help in deciding if Dr. Nelson is the right physician for you, read these suggestions on choosing a doctor. Our office hours and directions are also online.

Dr. Nelson is a firm believer in the role of the physician as an educator. We don't do things to you, we do them for and with you.

Dr. Nelson has designed four orthopedic implants or products, including a suture anchor, distal radius external fixator, distal radius internal fixation plate, and an instrument for assisting in the surgery of broken femurs (thigh bone). He receives royalties from these as well as from lecturing nationally and internationally. This disclosure is made to satisfy the disclosure requirements of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

If you have a problem that is not part of Dr. Nelson's specialty (for instance, a shoulder problem), please call the office anyway and we would be glad to recommend someone who cares for that part of the body. 415.925.0501