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Dr. Dirk Nelson | Chicago Reconstructive Hip and Knee Arthroscopy

D. Dirk Nelson, MD

Adult Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee

Arthroscopic Procedures of the Knee

Dr. Nelson is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee reconstructive surgeries, total hip replacement, and total knee replacement, as well as arthroscopic knee procedures. He also performs the latest surgical techniques for lower extremity trauma-related conditions.

After graduating from the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Nelson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, where he graduated cum laude with a degree in biology. He attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and completed his orthopedic residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, including one year of orthopedic research.

In 1984 Dr. Nelson joined the orthopedic practice of Drs. Loftus and Sonnenberg in Chicago. Dr. Nelson has been Chief of the Orthopedic Service at Mercy Hospital since 2000. He also served as the President of the Medical Staff at Mercy Hospital between 2006 and 2009. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Practice emphasis:

  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee
  • Arthroscopic Procedures of the Knee



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2850 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60616
Tel: 312.842.4600, Fax: 312.842.8690

8735 S. Merrion Lane
Hometown, IL 60456
Tel: 708.425.1150, Fax: 708.425.9454

La Grange
5201 S. Willow Springs Rd., Suite 340
La Grange, IL 60525
Tel: 708.482.7767, Fax: 708.482.7988

Greenwood Plaza
1111 East 87th St., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60619
Tel: 773.375.5500, Fax: 773.375.4655

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