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Dr. Joel Nilsson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery*
4.1 (23)
Map Pin Small San Antonio, TX
Accepting new patients
30 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Joel Nilsson, MD

Dr. Joel Nilsson, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in San Antonio, TX. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 30 years of experience, and is board certified in Hand Surgery. They graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and is affiliated with Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Nilsson, completed a residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Nilsson an average 4.1 star rating.

Dr. Nilsson works at Practice in San Antonio, TX with other offices in Boerne, TX. They frequently treat conditions like Limb Pain along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Nilsson's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Brown Hand Center San Antonio
    18518 Hardy Oak Blvd Ste 205, San Antonio, TX 78258 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (210) 481-1700
  2. 2
    Jose E Salinas MD PA
    540 Madison Oak Dr Ste 260, San Antonio, TX 78258 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (210) 481-1700
  3. 3
    North Central Baptist Hospital
    520 Madison Oak Dr, San Antonio, TX 78258 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (210) 297-7400
  4. 4
    Richard E Duey MD PA
    110 E Bandera Rd, Boerne, TX 78006 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (210) 481-1700

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Baptist Medical Center

Experience & Treatment Frequency


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Limb Pain
Joint Pain
Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Treatment frequency

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Limb Pain
Joint Pain
Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Broken Arm
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Fracture of Hand and Fingers
Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Ligament Tears
Meniscus Tear
Miner's Knee
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Trigger Finger
Wrist Fracture
Carpal Tunnel Release
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement with Robotic Assist
Knee Replacement
Peripheral Nerve Block
Somatic Nerve Block
Steroid Injection
Total Knee Arthroplasty with Robotic Assist
Achilles Tendinitis
Adhesive Capsulitis Shoulder
Animal Bite
Ankle Disorders
Ankle Fracture
Ankle Injury
Ankle Instability
Ankle Ligament Rupture
Ankle Sprain
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arm Disorders
Arm Injuries
Arthritis of the Ankle
Arthritis of the Elbow
Arthritis of the Finger
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Arthritis of the Toe
Arthritis of the Wrist
Arthritis-Related Enthesitis
Baker’s Cyst
Benign Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
Bicep Injuries
Bicep Muscle Strain
Biceps Tendinitis
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Bone Infarct
Bone Loss
Broken Collarbone
Broken Finger
Broken Leg
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Carpal Fractures
Cartilage Degeneration
Cartilage Disorders
Cartilage Tear
Cervical Radiculopathy
Chronic Joint Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Congenital Hand Anomaly
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
Difficulty With Walking
Dupuytrens Contracture
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Disorders
Elbow Fracture
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Sprain
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Extremity Malunions
Extremity Nonunion
Familial Joint Laxity
Familial Osteoarthropathy of the Fingers
Femur Fracture
Fibular Fracture
Finger Disorders
Finger Injuries
Finger Joint Sprain
Firearm Injuries
Foot and Ankle Disorders
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot Conditions
Foot Deformities
Foot Fracture
Foot Injuries
Foot Sprain
Forearm Injuries
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Fractured Lower Leg
Freiberg's Disease
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
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Hallux Rigidus
Hand Conditions
Hand Eczema
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
Hand Fracture
Hand Injury
Hand Ligament Rupture
Hand Muscle Strain
Hand Neuropathy
Hand Pain
Heel Pain
Heel Spur
Hip Arthritis
Hip Dislocation
Hip Disorders
Hip Flexor Strain
Hip Fracture
Hip Impingement
Hip Injury
Hip Muscle Strain
Hip Pain
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Hip Sprain
Hip Subluxation
Hip Tendinitis
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Impacted Shoulders
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Intersection Syndrome
Joint Clicking
Joint Effusion
Joint Space Disease
Joint Swelling
Kienbock's Disease
Knee Arthritis
Knee Dislocation
Knee Disorders
Knee Injuries
Knee Ligament Rupture
Knee Osteophyte
Knee Pain
Knee Sprain
Knee Tendinitis
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Lateral Epicondylitis
Leg Disorders
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Leg Injury
Leg Muscle Strain
Leg Pain
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Ligament Sprain
Ligament Tears
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Lower Extremity Trauma
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Madelung's Disease
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Medial Epicondylitis
Meniscal Cyst
Meniscus Injuries
Muscle Cramping
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Musculoskeletal Pain
Myositis Ossificans
Nerve Conduction Disorders
Nerve Diseases
Nerve Injury
Nerve Pain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Neurological Injuries
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Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
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Occupational Vibrational Exposure
Orthopedic Disorders
Orthopedic Trauma
Osteoarthritis of Ankle
Osteoarthritis of Elbow
Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Toe
Osteoarticular Disease
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Patella Tendon Tears
Patellar Dislocation
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Peripheral Neuritis
Polydactyly Preaxial
Post-Traumatic Arthritis
Post-Traumatic Knee Range of Motion Problems
Post-Traumatic Myositis Ossificans
Postaxial Polydactyly
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
Posterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome
Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
Posterior Tibial Tendonitis
Postoperative Hip Fracture
Prosthetic Joint Mechanical Failure
Pulled Muscles
Quadriceps Tendon Tears
Radial Nerve Entrapment
Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Radioulnar Synostosis - Type 1
Radioulnar Synostosis - Type 2
Raynaud's Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Rotator Cuff Tear
Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
Runner's Knee
Rupture of Achilles Tendon
Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
Ruptured Tendon
Sensory Nerve Trauma
Shoulder Diseases
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Injuries
Shoulder Instability
Shoulder Labral Tear
Shoulder Muscle Strain
Shoulder Pain
Shoulder Separation
Shoulder Sprain
Shoulder Tendinitis
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Skier's Thumb
Snake Bite
Sports Injuries
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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stab Wound
Strain of Muscle and-or Tendon of Forearm
Stress Fracture
Subacromial Bursitis
Systemic Chondromalacia
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tendon Disorders
Tendon Injuries
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Thigh Conditions
Thigh Injuries
Thigh Strain
Throwing Injuries
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Tibia Fracture
Tingling Sensation
Toe Injuries
Toe Sprain
Torn Cartilage
Traumatic Amputation
Traumatic Injuries
Turf Toe
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Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
Ulnar Nerve Injuries
Ulnar Neuritis
Ulnar Neuropathy
Upper Extremity Infection
Upper Extremity Trauma
Work-Related Injuries
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Wrist Disorders
Wrist Injuries
Wrist Pain
Wrist Sprain
Writers' Cramp
Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
ACL Surgery
Adult Joint Reconstruction
Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Ankle Arthroscopy
Ankle Fracture Repair
Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
Articular Cartilage Repair
Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
Bi-Compartmental Knee Replacement
Bicep Repairs
Carpal Tunnel Injection
Cartilage Repair
De Quervain's Release
Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
Elbow Arthroscopy
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
Excision of Ganglion
Excision of Lipoma
Excision of Radius or Ulna
Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
Fracture Care
Glenoid Labrum Repair
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand Fracture Treatment Closed
Hand Fracture Treatment Open
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
Hand Tendon Repair
Hip Dislocation
Hip Resurfacing
Hip Surgery
Joint Drainage
Joint Fusion
Joint Replacement Surgery
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Cartilage Treatment
Knee Ligament Reconstruction
Knee Surgery
Lateral Meniscus Repair
Ligament Reconstruction
Medial Meniscus Repair
Meniscus Surgery
Mini Knee Surgery
Minimally Invasive and Navigational Procedure
Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
Minimally Invasive Rotator Cuff Repair
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Nerve Surgery
Partial Knee Replacement
Partial Knee Resurfacing
Peripheral Nerve Decompression
Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Post-Trauma Reconstruction
Quadriceps Tendon Repair
Reconstructive Hand Surgery for Quadriplegic Persons
Reconstructive Surgery
Removal of Bone Spur
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Rheumatologic and Osteoarthritis Reconstruction
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Replacement
Spinal Nerve Block
Sports Medicine Related Procedures
Subcromial Decompression
Tendon Repair
Tommy John Surgery
Total Hip Replacement
Total Joint Replacement
Total Knee Replacement
Trigger Finger Release
Trigger Point Injection
Uni-Compartmental Knee Replacement
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Wrist Fusion
Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
Wrist Replacement
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    • Aetna
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    • Commercial Insurance Company
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    • Orthopedic Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 30 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1487633384
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    Education & Certifications

    • Walter Reed Hand Fell
    • William Beaumont Army Medical Center
    • Tripler Army Medical Center
    Medical Education
    • Georgetown University School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • Wheaton College
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
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