About Dr. Nelson
- Is the only full time hand surgeon specialist in Marin County
- Dedicates 100% of his time to hand surgeries
- Has 23 years of expertise in hand surgery
- Is the only US hand surgeon who is a member of the International Pain Society and has conducted his own research on pain management
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.