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Paul J. Nielsen, M.D.

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specialty

  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Surgery
  • Lower and Upper Extremity Fractures
  • General Orthopedics

Medical Degree

University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, Missouri

Orthopedic Surgery Residency

University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship

Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Personal Information

Dr. Nielsen and his wife Jess are raising their two young daughters in Kearney. They enjoy exercise, the outdoors, and Husker football.

Locations

Common Conditions Treated (Click on the conditions to learn more)

  • Nerve injuries
  • Fractures
    • Hand, Wrist, Forearm, Elbow, Shoulder, Clavicle
    • Lower Extremity Fractures
  • Hand Trauma
    • Amputations
    • Tendon Injuries
    • Lacerations
  • Pediatric Injuries
    • Fractures
    • Trauma
    • Pediatric Trigger Finger
  • Arthritis
    • Thumb Base Arthritis
    • Finger Arthritis
    • Wrist Arthritis
    • Shoulder Arthritis
    • Other Upper Extremity Arthritic Conditions
  • Tendon Conditions
  • Worker’s Compensation
    • Injuries
    • Independent Medical Evaluations

Dr. Nielsen’s Team

Physician Assistants

Rylee Smith, Jensyn Beranek, and Sarah Fehringer are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and assist Dr. Nielsen in clinic and surgery.

Rylee received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been working alongside Dr. Nielsen specializing in orthopaedics since graduating.

Jensyn received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska and has been working alongside Dr. Nielsen specializing in orthopaedics since graduating.

Sarah received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the Saint Louis University Doisy College of Health Sciences in Saint Louis, Missouri. After graduating, Sarah was at an orthopaedic clinic in Saint Louis before joining Dr. Nielsen’s team.

Nursing Staff

Susanne and Stacey are Dr. Nielsen’s primary clinic nurses.

Scribes

Dr. Nielsen utilizes scribes in his clinic to help him complete paperwork and arrange follow-up appointments.