David L. Nelson, MD



EDUCATION

1969-1973 BS, Electronic Engineering, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
1973-1975 MA, Philosophy (Philosophy of Science), San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA
1978-1982 George Washington University Medical School, Washington, DC
1982-1983 Internship, University of California at Davis, Sacramento, California
1983-1985 Orthopedic Engineering Research Fellow, Case Western Reserve Univ.;
hand research, in both clinical and basic science
1985-1989 Orthopedic Residency, Case Western Reserve University
1989-1990 Fellowship, Hand Surgery, Paul Manske, MD Washington University, St Louis, Missouri

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

1973-1974 Electronic engineer, National Semiconductor, Sunnyvale, California
1974-1976 Manager, Western Mountaineering, a mountaineering and whitewater manufacturing and retail company.
1974-1978 Owner, Mountaincraft Wilderness School, a technical rockclimbing and whitewater kayaking school, in Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, in California.
1990-93 Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, University of California, San Francisco; Medical Director, Hand Therapy Unit; Director, Microsurgery Laboratory. I directed the Hand Surgery program for the Department of Orthopedics and provided all of the Hand Surgery coverage for UCSF-Moffitt Hospital and for Mt Zion Hospital.
1993- Private practice, Greenbrae (Marin County).

 

AWARDS

1985 Cleveland Orthopedic Club Resident's Research Competition
1985 Richards Medical Company Resident's Competition
1986 Cuyahoga County Hospital Resident's Research Competition
1987 Cuyahoga County Hospital Resident's Research Competition

 

MEMBERSHIPS

1972 Eta Kappa Nu, electronic engineering honor society
1986 Orthopedic Research Society
1990 Plecoptera Society of North America
1991 KIROS Travelling Hand Club, a small (40 member) by-invitation-only organization of young orthopedists involved in research
1993 Western Orthopedic Society
1993 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
1994 American Society for Surgery of the Hand
1994 California Orthopedic Society
1995 International Wrist Investigator's Workshop (IWIW), a small (100 member) by- invitation-only organization of researchers who have published articles on wrist research

 

POSITIONS HELD

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, University of California, San Francisco; Head, Hand Service; Medical Director, Hand Therapy Unit; Director, Microsurgery Laboratory, 1990-93
Director, San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Club, 1992-Present
Associate Editor, JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY, 1993 to 1996
Consultant Editor, JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY, 1997-Present
Consultant, FDA Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Advisory Panel, 1997-Present
Board of Directors, Internet Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma, 1999-Present
Webmaster, eRadius.com, 1999-Present
Principal Investigator, International Fingertip Amputation Project, 1998-Present

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES

Board Certified, Orthopedics July, 1992
Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery, October, 1993
Qualified Medical Examiner, June 29, 1994- July, 2000

 


PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL

RESEARCH MEETINGS

Nelson, D.L., Beohar, A.: A Web Site Devoted to Peer-Reviewed Case Studies of Distal Radius Fractures: eRadius.com. Presented at the 1999 Internet Society for Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma, Anaheim,California, February 7, 1999.

Nelson, D.L.: Traumatic Ulnar Carpal Translation, Type II: A Case Report. Presented at the 1998 International Wrist Investigator's Workshop, Vancouver, Canada, May 27, 1998.

Nelson, D.L.: Indications for Reduction in Distal Radial Fractures in 1998. Presented at the Third International Distal Radius Fracture Course, San Francisco, CA, May 8-10, 1998.

Nelson, D.L.: Accuracy of Plain Radiographs and Computed Tomography Scans in Determining Displacement in Distal Radius Fractures. Presented at the Third International Distal Radius Fracture Course, San Francisco, CA, May 8-10, 1998.

Nelson, D.L.:Treatment of Distal Radial Nascent Malunions. Presented at the Third International Distal Radius Fracture Course, San Francisco, CA, May 8-10, 1998.

Nelson, D.L.: Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament Reconstruction with the Transverse Metacarpal Ligament. Presented at the 1997 International Wrist Investigator's Workshop, Denver, Colorado, September 10, 1997.

Nelson, D.L., Lee, K., Hoffman, R., Masem, M., and Weil, J.:Treatment of Distal Radial Nascent Malunions. Presented at the 16th Annual Verne T. Inman and 30th Annual Scientific Program of the LeRoy C. Abbott Orthopedic Society, San Francisco, California, May 5, 1995.

Nelson, D.L., Dowd, J.D., Summers, R.A., and Stoller, D.W.: Accuracy of Plain Radiographs and Computed Tomography Scans in Determining Displacement in Distal Radius Fractures. Presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopedics, Orlando, Florida, February 16-21, 1995.

Nelson, D.L., and Dhillon, M.S.: A Biomechanical Analysis of Suture Anchors Designed Specifically for Use in the Hand. Science and Industry Exhibit, 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Kansas City, Kansas, September 29-October 2, 1993.

Nelson, D.L., and Dhillon, M.S.: A Biomechanical Analysis of Suture Anchor Designed Specifically for Use in the Hand. First Federation of European Hand Surgery Societies, Brussels, Belgium, May 25-29, 1993.

Nelson, D.L., Khan, A.Q., Manske, P.R., Mitchell, M.A., and Hymes, R.: The Functional Wrist Range of Motion. First Federation of European Hand Surgery Societies, Brussels, Belgium, May 25-29, 1993.

Hagiwara, S, Yang, S.O., Dhillon, M.S., Engelke, K., Gluer, K., Young, K., Nelson, D.L., and Genant H.K.: Accuracy of Dual X-Ray Absorptiometry Forearm Software. Presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Osteoporosis, Hong Kong, March 27-April 2, 1993.

Nelson, D.L., Khan, A.Q., Manske, P.R., Mitchell, M.A., and Hymes, R.: The Functional Wrist Range of Motion. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Phoenix, Arizona, November 11-14, 1992.

Nelson, D.L., and Day, C.S.: Digital Vibrometry: New Findings in Normals. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Phoenix, Arizona, November 11- 14, 1992.

Nelson, D.L., and Dhillon, M.S.: A Biomechanical Analysis of Suture Anchors Designed Specifically for Use in the Hand. Presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, November 10-11, 1992.

Nelson, D.L., and Dhillon, M.S.: Development of a Synthetic Substrate for Biomechanical Testing of Suture Anchors. Presented at the Southern Medical Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 14, 1992.

Nelson, D.L., and Dhillon, M.S.: A Biomechanical Analysis of Suture Anchor Designed Specifically for Use in the Hand. Presented at the Southern Medical Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 14, 1992.

Nelson, D.L., Mitchell, M.A., Groszewski, P., and Manske, P.R.: The Range of Motion of the Wrist in Activities of Daily Living. Presented at the Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Symposium: An Advanced Workshop, Brussels, Belgium, May 21, 1992.

Nelson, D.L., Mitchell, M.A., Groszewski, P., and Manske, P.R.: The Range of Motion of the Wrist in Activities of Daily Living. Presented at the Vth International Congress, International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Paris, France, May 25, 1992.

Nelson, D.L., Dhillon, M.S., Wolfer, R.S., and Cheng, J.C.:The Extensor Mechanism of the Index Finger. Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Orlando, Florida, October 5, 1991.

Manske, P.R., Nelson, D.L., Pruitt, D.L., and Gilula, L.A.: Treatment of Symptomatic Lunotriquetral Dissociation with Lunotriquetral Arthrodesis. Presented at the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, 1991.

Nelson, D.L., Mitchell, M.A., Groszewski, P., and Manske, P.R.: The Range of Motion of the Wrist in Activities of Daily Living. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Toronto, Canada, September 24, 1990.

Nelson, D.L., Pruitt, D.L., Manske, P.R., and Gilula, L.A.: Lunotriquetral Arthrodesis. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Toronto, Canada, September 25, 1990, and at the 26th Annual LeRoy C. Abbott Orthopedic Society Meeting, San Francisco, May 10, 1991.

Nelson, D.L., McGovern, T., Chough, L., Wolfer, B., and Manske, P.R.: Quantification of Lunate Vasculature. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Resident's and Fellow's Meeting, Toronto, Canada, September 24, 1990.

Heiple, K.G., Shea, K., Nelson, D.L., and Davy, D.T.: Enhancement of the Shear Strength of the Bone-Methylmethacrylate Interface. Presented at the American Orthopedic Association, Residents Conference, March 29-April 1, 1989, Rochester, New York.

Ziran, B.H., Nelson, D.L., Sauer, J.A., Barnard, C.M., Peinkoffer, M., Bautista, M., Yamamoto, Y., and Heiple, K.G.: The Effects of Sheath Repair and Continuous Passive Motion on Healing Flexor Tendons. Presented at the 34th Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society, Atlanta, February, 1988.

Ziran, B.H., Nelson, D.L., Sauer, J.A., Barnard, C.M., Peinkoffer, M., Bautista, M., Yamamoto, Y., and Heiple, K.G.: The Effects of Sheath Repair and Continuous Passive Motion on Healing Flexor Tendons. AOA Resident's Conference, Boston, Massacheusetts, March 16-19, 1988.

Nelson, D.L., Heiple, K.G., Shaffer, J.W., Keith, M.W., Lacey, S.H., Davy, D.T., Ziran, B.H., and Sauer, J.: Flexor Tendon Healing and Intermittent Passive Motion at Twenty-eight Days. Presented at the 32nd Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society, New Orleans, February, 1986.

Heiple, K.G., Shea, K., Nelson, D.L., and Davy, D.T.: Enhancement of the Shear Strength of the Bone-Methylmethacrylate Interface. Presented at the 32nd Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society, New Orleans, February, 1986.

Nelson, D.L., Ziran, B.H., Sauer, J., Battersby, B., Yamamoto, Y., Goldberg, V.M., Caplan, A.I., and Syfestad, G.T.: New Evidence for Intrinsic Healing in Tendon: Demonstration of Pleuripotential Mesenchymal Cells in Tendon. Presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Resident's and Fellow's Conference, New Orleans, February, 1986.

Nelson, D.L.: Intermittent Passive Motion and Flexor Tendon Healing. Presented at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Resident's and Fellow's Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 1985.

Barr, P., Nelson, D.L., and Shaffer, J.W.: Intraoperative Sensory Evoked Potentials in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Presented at the American Orthopedic Assoc. Resident's Conference, 1985.

Davy, D.T., Audu, M., and Nelson, D.L.: Nonlinear Torsional Behavior of Canine Ulnar Grafts. Presented at the 31st Meeting of the ORS, Las Vegas, Nevada, Feb, 1985.

Nelson, D.L., Heiple, K.G., Shaffer, J.W., Keith, M.W., Lacey, S.H., Davy, D.T., and Ziran, B.H.: The Effects of Intermittent Passive Motion on Flexor Tendon Repair. Presented at the 31st Meeting of the Orthopedic Research Society, Las Vegas, Nevada, February, 1985.

 

PAPERS

Nelson, D.L., Abdul-Kareem, F.W., Carter, J.R., and Makley, J.T.: Chondrosarcoma of Small Bones of the Hand Arising from Enchondroma. Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol 15A, 655-659, 1990.

Nelson, D.L., Pruitt, D.L., and Manske, P.R.: Lunotriquetral Fusion. Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol 18A, 1993.


BOOKS/BOOK CHAPTERS

Nelson, D.L., Editor, Hand Clinics: Hand and Wrist Biomechanics. W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, February, 1997.

Nelson, D.L.: Functional Wrist Motion. In: Hand Clinics: Hand and Wrist Biomechanics, edited by D. L. Nelson, W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, February, 1997.

Nelson, D. L.: The Physical Exam of the Wrist. In: Hand Clinics: Hand and Wrist Biomechanics, edited by D. L. Nelson, W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, February, 1997.

Nelson, D.L., and Manske, P.A.: Lunotriquetral Arthrodesis. In: Techniques in Hand Surgery, Chapter 151, edited by William Blair, Williams & Wilkens, Baltimore, 1996.

Editor Emeritus, PATTERNS OF THE MASTERS 1996, a fifth book on a similar topic.

Editor Emeritus, PATTERNS OF THE MASTERS 1995, a fourth book on a similar topic.

Edited and published PATTERNS OF THE MASTERS 1991, a third book on a similar topic.

Edited and published PATTERNS OF THE MASTERS 1990, a second book on a similar topic.

Edited and published PATTERNS OF THE MASTERS 1989, a book on flyfishing patterns, for which I received a Presidential Pin from the Federation of Fly Fishers, a non-profit organization dedicated to stream conservation.

 

COURSES ON WHICH I SERVED AS FACULTY

Western Orthopedic Association, April 23-27, 1997, Monterey, CA.
AAOS Summer Institute, September 8-9, 1996, San Diego.
Osler Institute, Orthopedic Surgery Board Review Course, July 9-13, 1995, Chicago, Ill.
ASSH Regional Review Course, October 1-2, 1994, Sacramento, CA. Splinting.
AO Internal Fixation in the Upper Extremity, May 1-6, 1994, Maui, Hawaii.
AAOS Summer Institute, September, 1993, New York, NY.
International Course on Prosthesis and External Fixation in Hand Surgery, September 1-4, 1993, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
AAOS Summer Institute, 1992, Seattle, Washington.
AAOS Summer Institute, 1991, Monterey, California.
AAOS Upper Extremity Fractures Course, November 7-9, 1991, San Diego.
AO Internal Fixation in the Upper Extremity, April 26-May 1, 1991, San Diego.

 

COURSES FOR WHICH I WAS CHAIRMAN

Fourth International Distal Radius Fracture Course, San Francisco. Sponsored by Norcal Mutual Insurance Company. Scheduled for November 10-12, 2000.

Third International Distal Radius Fracture Course, San Francisco, May 8-10, 1998. Sponsored by Stanford University.

Alternative Keyboards, a symposium at the Silicon Valley Ergonomic Institute's ErgoCon '96, Palo Alto, California, May 12-15, 1996.

International Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, September 10-12, 1995 Sponsored by the Mayo Clinic and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Alternative Keyboards, a symposium at the Silicon Valley Ergonomic Institute's ErgoCon '95, San
Jose, California, May 22-24, 1995.

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Course, University of California, San Francisco, July 18, 1992.
Second International Complex Distal Radius Fractures Course, University of California, San Francisco, May 12-14, 1994.

Complex Distal Radius Fractures Course, University of California, San Francisco, Oct 24, 1992.

 

INVITED TALKS

Acute Fractures. Presented at California Orthopedic Association, The Use and Abuse of Workers' Compensation in the Upper Extremity, December 12, 2000, Oakland, CA.

Wrist Ligament Injuries, TFC tears, and Carpal Instabilities. Presented at California Orthopedic Association, The Use and Abuse of Workers' Compensation in the Upper Extremity, December 12, 2000, Oakland, CA.

Accuracy of Plain Xrays and CT Scans. Presented at the Fourth International Distal Radius Fracture Course, November 10-12, 2000, San Francisco, CA.

Indications for Reduction in 2000. Presented at the Fourth International Distal Radius Fracture Course, November 10-12, 2000, San Francisco, CA.

Nascent Malunions. Presented at the Fourth International Distal Radius Fracture Course, November 10-12, 2000, San Francisco, CA.

Radiology of the Wrist. Presented at the Combined Annual Meetings of the ASSH and the American Hand Therapy Society, Seattle, Washington, October 7, 2000.

Indications for Reduction in Distal Radius Fractures
. Presented at the Third Riva Conference, Riva, Italy, May 10-12, 2000.

The Internet for Orthopedic Surgeons. Presented at the Third Riva Conference, Riva, Italy, May 10-12, 2000.

The Internet for Orthopedic Surgeons. Presented at the Advances in Total Joint Arthroplasty, Winter 2000.
Clinical Course, Snowmass Village, Colorado, January 13-15, 2000.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Workers' Compensation Perspective. Presented as the keynote speaker for the Upper Extremity RSI day, at the Western Regional Meeting, HMS Plus, Gates- McDonald Incorporated, May 5-8, 1997, Berkeley, California.

Radiology of the Distal Radius: How Accurate is it? Western Orthopedic Association, April 23-27, 1997, Monterey, California.

Distal Radial Fractures: Classification,Indications, Internal Fixation, and External Fixation. AAOS Summer Institute, September 8-9, 1996, San Diego, California.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Workers' Compensation Viewpoint. Presented at Hewlett-Packard, Santa Rosa, CA, March 27, 1997.

The Anatomy and Classification of Trapeziometacarpal Arthropathy
. Presented at the CMC Joint Update Conference of the American Society of Hand Therapists, California State Chapter, Stanford University, June 19, 1996.

Wrist Radiology. Presented at the University of California, San Francisco, Combined Hand Conference, San Francisco, California, May 28, 1996.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Clinical, Anatomical, and Histological Perspective. Presented at the Silicon Valley Ergonomic Institute's ErgoCon '96, Palo Alto, California, May 14, 1996.

Primary Care of Hand Problems: An Update on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, DeQuervain's Disease, PIP Dislocations, and Fingertip Injuries. Presented at Marin General Hospital, for the Marin Medical Society Grand Rounds, April 2, 1996.

Distal Radius Fractures. Presented at the University of California, San Francisco, Combined Hand Conference, San Francisco, California, January 18, 1996.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Guide for Supervisors. Presented at Marin Civic Center, Marin, California, October 9, 1995.

Functional Wrist Motion. International Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, September 10-12, 1995. (also, chairman of course)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Workers' Compensation Perspective. Presented at Heath Cal Insurance Company, Burlingame, California, August 21, 1995.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Workers' Compensation Perspective. Presented at Reliance Insurance Company, San Jose, California, August 17, 1995.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Alternative Keyboards: A Workers' Compensation Perspective. Presented at Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, California, July 17, 1995.

Flexor Tendon Injuries, Fingertip Injuries, Nerve Lacerations and Repair, and Distal Radial Fractures (four lectures). Osler Institute, Orthopedic Surgery Board Review Course, July 9-13, 1995, Chicago, Ill.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Clinical, Anatomical, and Histological Perspective
. Presented at the Silicon Valley Ergonomic Institute's ErgoCon '95, San Jose, California, May 22-24, 1995.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Workers' Compensation Perspective. Presented at the Northern CA Chapter of the Case Management Society of America, Fairfield, CA, May 17, 1995.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Workers' Compensation Perspective. Presented at the Rehabilitation Insurance Nurses Group (RING) monthly meeting, Sacramento, California, February 8, 1995.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Workers' Compensation Perspective
. Presented at ITT Hartford Insurance Company, Sacramento, California, January 11, 1995.

Reading Wrist Radiographs. Presented for the medical staff, San Quentin Prison, January 4, 1995.

Hand Injuries. Presented for the medical staff, San Quentin Prison, November 14, 1994.

Office Management of Hand Problems: An Update on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fingertip Injuries, and Wrist Fractures. Presented at Marin General Hospital, for the Marin Medical Society Grand Rounds, July 5, 1994.

Fingertip Injuries. Presented to the Marin General Pediatric Grand Rounds, April 15, 1994.

Wrist Radiology. Presented at the SF Bay Area Hand Therapy Study Group, March 17, 1994.

Wrist Radiography. Presented at the SF Bay Area Hand Therapy Study Group, June 23, 1993, UCSF.

Advances in Hand Surgery. Presented at the Emergency Medicine Symposium, UCSF, San Francisco, CA., April 2-4, 1993.

Carpal Instability. Presented at Grand Rounds, UCSF, San Francisco, CA., February 10, 1993.

Wrist Radiography. Presented at the Radiology Grand Rounds, UCSF, San Francisco, CA., November, 1992.

Wrist Radiology. Presented at the EBI Hand Forum, Parsippany, New Jersey, June 26, 1992.

Complex Distal Radius Fractures. Presented at the EBI Hand Forum, Parsippany, New Jersey, June 26, 1992.

Wrist Radiography. Presented at the SF Bay Area Hand Therapy Study Group, January 15, 1992.

 

OTHER MEETINGS ORGANIZED

San Francisco Bay Are Hand Surgery Society, Spring Meeting, May 11, 2001, Robert Szabo, MD, Controversies in the Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Sciety, Fall Meeting, November 17, 2000, David Lichtman,MD, "Lunotriquetral Instability."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Sciety, Spring Meeting, May 19, 2000, Arnold-Peter Weiss, MD, "A New Silicon MCP Implant, and Two Fusion Plates."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Sciety, Fall Meeting, November 12, 1999, Dr. Leonard Ruby, Wrist Instability.
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society, Spring Meeting, Andrew Weiland, MD, May 14, 1999, "Scaphoid Fractures."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society, Fall Meeting, November 12, 1998, William Cooney, MD, guest speaker, "Scaphoid Fractures."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society, Spring Meeting, May 15, 1998, E. F. Shaw Wilgis, MD, guest speaker, "Three Vascular Topics in the Hand."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society, Fall Meeting, November 7, 1997, Gary Poehling, MD, guest speaker, "Wrist Arthroscopy."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society, Spring Meeting, May 9, 1997, Hill Hastings, MD, guest speaker, "Finger Fractures."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society, Winter Meeting, November 10, 1996, David Green, MD, guest speaker, "Scaphoid Fractures."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society, Spring Meeting, May 10, 1996, Alan Freeland, MD, guest speaker, "Proximal Phalanx Fractures."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society, Winter Meeting, November 10, 1995, Richard I. Burton, MD, guest speaker, "Managed Care."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society, Spring Meeting, May 19, 1995, Ronald Linscheid, MD, guest speaker, "The Distal Radioulnar Joint."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society Winter Meeting, November 11, 1994, Paul Manske, MD, guest speaker, "Tendon Healing."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society Spring Meeting, April 20, 1994, Richard Gelberman, MD, guest speaker, "Carpal Tunnel Surgery: Open or Endoscopic?".
Grand Rounds, Orthopedics, UCSF, December 6, 1993, "Scapholunate Dissociation."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society Winter Meeting, December 5, 1993, Julio Talesnik, MD, guest speaker, "Surgeries that I No Longer Perform."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society Spring Meeting, June 5, 1993, Relton McCarroll, MD, guest speaker, "Thumb Reconstruction."
San Francisco Bay Area Hand Surgery Society Winter Meeting, December 4, 1992, Jack Tupper, MD, guest speaker, "Mistakes in Surgery".

Dr. Nelson's homepage