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Joshua Nelson, M.D.

Joshua Nelson, M.D.Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine of Kansas City

23351 Prairie Star Parkway, A275
Lenexa, KS, 66227-7302


Clinical Specialties

Sports Medicine Specialist

Clinical Interests

Knee, Shoulder, Elbow and Ankle


  • Medical School: University of Nebraska School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Kansas Medical Center


University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia

Board Certification

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Current Research

  • Patellofemoral Instability including Trochleoplasty, Osteotomies and MPFL Reconstruction
  • ACL Reconstruction and Multiligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Repairs, Complex Tear Patterns

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Current Society Memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Dr. Joshua Nelson, MD, PharmD, is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Nelson is a published author in multiple peer-reviewed journals. He has trained numerous residents and medical students throughout his academic career, and many of those physicians are now practicing orthopedic surgeons and sports specialists in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Dr. Nelson has many years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon for the NFL and MLB, retiring from contracted professional team responsibilities in 2016. His areas of surgical specialization include the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle. He and his wife of over 20 years live in the Shawnee area and have three children.