Dr. Keith J. Nelson, M.D.


Dr. Keith J. Nelson, M.D. – Dr. Nelson is a Cache Valley native who has always been involved with sports. His love for sports is what inspired his practice and specialty in sports medicine. He takes great pride in surgically repairing injured athletes and assisting them with getting back to competition. He followed his graduation from the University of Utah Medical School with orthopaedic training at the University of Southern California. Dr. Nelson then completed his fellowship training under E. Marlowe Goble, M.D. in sports medicine and knee disorders. Dr Nelson is an innovator who works as a consultant developing new arthroscopic tools to aid in surgery. He is one of the first surgeons in Utah to perform arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. AOS gives Dr. Nelson the perfect venue to perform his innovative treatments.

Dr. Stats

Education

High School: Logan High School – Logan, UT (1979)

University: Utah State University – Logan, UT
BS Degree (1986)

University of Utah School of Medicine – SLC, UT
MD (May 1991)

Internship: Surgical Internship (Categorical)
LAC/USC Medical Center – Los Angeles, CA
Completed June 1992

Residency: USC Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
LAC/USC Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Los Angeles, CA

Licenses: State of Utah
State of Idaho

Scholastic: Passed on the Initial Sittings of
* National Medical Boards Part I
* National Medical Boards Part II
* National Medical Boards Part III
* American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certified – July 1999

Other Experience

Advantage Care Industrial Health Care Facilities – 3 ½ Yrs

(Experienced Industrial Emergency Treatment and Care)

Teaching Experience

University of Utah School of Medicine
Department of Histology (1987-1988)

Utah State University
Department of Biology
* Physiology 1986-1987
* Anatomy 1986-1987
* Embryology 1986-1987
* Cell Biology 1985-1987

Abstracts

Nelson, KJ, Hofmann, AA, Dorr, L, Bloebaum, RD: Origins of delamination in heat pressed polyethylene tibial components. ORS, 15:30, 1990

Nelson, KJ, Hofmann, AA, Dorr, L: Origins of delamination of polyethylene. Clin Res 37(1): 224A, 1989

Nelson, KJ, Hofmann, AA, Dorr, L: Use of polarized light microscopy in analysis of material wear in tibial components. Trans Soc Biomet XI:19, 1998

Nelson, KJ, Lyman, D: Investigation of early surface delamination observed in clinically retrieved heat pressed tibial inserts. AAOS, March 1991

Certificate and Licensure

Bloebaum, RD, Nelson, KN, Lyman, D, Dorr L, Hofmann, AA: Investigation of early surface delamination observed in retrieved heat pressed tibial inserts. Clinical Orthopaedics, 1991

Presentations

Nelson, KJ, Hoffman, AA, Dorr, L, Bloebaum, RD: Origins of delamination in heat pressed polyethylene tibial components. ORS 15:30, 1990

Nelson, KJ, Hofmann, AA, Dorr, L: Use of polarized light microscopy in analysis of material wear in tibial components. Trans Soc Biomet XI:19, 1988

Nelson, KJ, Lyman, D: Investigation of early surface delamination observed in clinically retrieved heat pressed tibial inserts. AAOS #298, 1991

Nelson, KJ, Reynolds, RR: Comparison of MRI and arthroscopic findings in symptomatic pediatric knees. Grand Rounds USC Lecture Series, Sept. 1996

Nelson, KJ, Skedros, J, McPherson: Evaluation and comparison of collagen orientation in human femora at the neck, sub-trochanteric and diaphyseal region. June 1996