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Dr. Russell Nelson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery*
4.4 (26)
Map Pin Small Murray, UT
Accepting new patients
26 years of experience
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Overview of Dr. Russell Nelson, MD

Dr. Russell Nelson, MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon in Murray, UT. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 26 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery. They graduated from University of Utah and is affiliated with St. Mark's Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Nelson an average 4.4 star rating.

Dr. Nelson works at Utah Orthopaedic Specialists in Murray, UT. They frequently treat conditions like Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis of Hip along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield 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.

Dr. Nelson's Office Locations

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    Utah Orthopaedic Specialists
    5316 S Woodrow St Ste 200, Murray, UT 84107 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
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Many providers have expertise treating multiple conditions or procedures. FindCare uses a variety of data sources to determine which conditions or procedures a provider treats and their level of experience.
Joint Pain
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis
Baker’s Cyst
Bursitis
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Bursitis of Hip
Chondromalacia
Hip Tendinitis
Internal Derangement of Knee
Knee Fracture
Knee Ligament Tears
Knee Osteophyte
Knee Sprain
Limb Pain
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Meniscus Tear
Miner's Knee
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Patellar Chondromalacia
Patellar Fracture
Pyogenic Arthritis
Spondylitis
Arthrocentesis
Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement with Robotic Assist
Knee Replacement
Steroid Injection
Total Knee Arthroplasty with Robotic Assist
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis of the Elbow
Avascular Necrosis
Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head
Back Pain
Broken Arm
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Femoral Neck Fracture
Femur Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Genu Valgum
Genu Varum
Gout
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Herniated Disc
Hip Dysplasia
Hip Fracture
Hip Osteophyte
Hip Pointer
Hip Sprain
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Knee Dislocation
Knee Tendinitis
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbosacral Stenosis
Lupus
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Muscle Cramping
Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Osteopenia
Osteosarcoma
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Pinched Nerve in Back
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Runner's Knee
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica
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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spondylolisthesis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tenosynovitis
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Excision of Femur or Knee
Facet Blocks
Hip Dislocation
Hip Replacement Revision
Hip Resurfacing
Joint Drainage
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Replacement Revision
Meniscectomy
Meniscus Surgery
Musculoskeletal Function Test
Neuroplasty
Partial Hip Replacement
Partial Knee Replacement
Patellar Tendon Repair
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
Spinal Nerve Block
Synovial Biopsy
Total Hip Replacement
Wound Repair
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    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna
    • Altius Health Plans
    • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Assurant Health
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Medicaid of Utah
    • Midwest Health Plan
    • Premera Blue Cross
    • Principal Financial Group
    • UnitedHealthCare

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    Ratings & Reviews

    4.4
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    Based on 26 ratings
    Patient Ratings (26)
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    4 Star
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    2 Star
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    About Dr. Russell Nelson, MD

    Specialties*
    • Orthopedic Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 26 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    Gender
    • Male
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    NPI Number
    • 1285628966
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • University of Utah
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Hospital Affiliations

    • St. Mark's Hospital

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Russell Nelson, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Nelson is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Nelson has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Nelson works at Utah Orthopaedic Specialists in Murray, UT. View the full address on Dr. Nelson’s profile.

    Dr. Nelson has seen patients for Joint Pain and Osteoarthritis of Hip, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Nelson on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    26 patients have reviewed Dr. Nelson. The overall rating for this provider is 4.4. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Nelson.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Nelson, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Nelson appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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