Dr. Nelson has particular research interests in patient reported outcomes and value based healthcare of hip, knee and shoulder surgery. In addition, he is interested in pursuing research in biologic modalities for arthritis and cartilage restoration. 

Current research projects

  • Differences in version of the humerus between patients with OA and RCA

  • RCT between approaches for patients with sub capital femoral neck fractures

  • Sarmiento brace vs Splinting for humeral shaft fractures

  • outcomes of metaphyseal fitting reverse total shoulder arthroplasty 

  • Is IOBAN a harbanger for infection in shoulder arthroplasty

Dr. Nelson and his team plans on continuing the drive for research and transparency by publishing yearly results. This will include patient reported outcomes, satisfaction and complications. Ryan feels that this transparency empowers patients and their families to make informed decisions regarding their treatment. It will also help Dr. Nelson and his team find ways to maximize patient outcome and minimize complications.  

Dr. Nelson does have a financial interest in the Health Park Surgery center. As an investor, Dr Nelson can receive financial gain from the center. As a patient you can request to have your procedure at the surgery center or at Ascension Genesys Hospital. 


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