Paul J. Nielsen, M.D.
Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
- Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Surgery
- Lower and Upper Extremity Fractures
- General Orthopedics
University of Missouri School of Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Residency
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship
Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
Dr. Nielsen and his wife Jess are raising their two young daughters in Kearney. They enjoy exercise, the outdoors, and Husker football.
Common Conditions Treated (Click on the conditions to learn more)
- Nerve injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve entrapment
- Nerve Trauma and Lacerations
- Hand, Wrist, Forearm, Elbow, Shoulder, Clavicle
- Lower Extremity Fractures
- Hand Trauma
- Tendon Injuries
- Pediatric Injuries
- Pediatric Trigger Finger
- Thumb Base Arthritis
- Finger Arthritis
- Wrist Arthritis
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Other Upper Extremity Arthritic Conditions
- Tendon Conditions
- Wrist Tendonitis
- Elbow Tendonitis
- Tendon Lacerations
- Shoulder Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Trigger Finger
- Worker’s Compensation
- Independent Medical Evaluations
Dr. Nielsen’s Team
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.
Susanne and Stacey are Dr. Nielsen’s primary clinic nurses.
Dr. Nielsen utilizes scribes in his clinic to help him complete paperwork and arrange follow-up appointments.