Dr. Stephen Nelson is a Connecticut native who joins Connecticut Orthopaedics as a Joint Replacement & Reconstruction doctor. Dr. Nelson recently completed an additional year of advanced training as an Adult Total Joint Reconstruction Fellow at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Nelson attended Wheaton College (IL) where he graduated cum laude. He earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut where he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. He went on to complete his surgical internship and orthopaedic residency at the Yale University School of Medicine. As chief resident, he served as a clinical instructor of orthopaedics for the Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Nelson believes in a patient-centered care model. He specializes in using the direct anterior approach for hip replacement surgery, which is a minimally invasive technique that is proven to substantially increase speed of the healing process. He also has clinical interests in complex revision hip and knee arthroplasty as well as orthopaedic trauma and fracture care.
He will be seeing patients in four different offices:
- Hamden – 2416 Whitney Ave
- Milford – 258 South Broad St
- Shelton – 889 Bridgeport Ave
- Wallingford – 701 North Colony Rd
In addition to seeing patients at those four locations, Dr. Nelson will also be utilizing the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center as well as our surgical center in Branford, CT.