Nelson, Bradley J., MD
Research Investigator and Medical Director, TRIA Institute
About

Residency

  • Surgical Internship, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, CO
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

Fellowship

  • John A. Feagin Sports Medicine Fellowship, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Ft. Sam Houston, TX
  • John A. Feagin Sports Medicine Fellowship, Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, NY

Medical degree

  • University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine

Position

  • President of the NHL Team Physicians Society
  • Medical Director, University of Minnesota Athletics
  • Team Physician, Minnesota Wild
  • Team Physician, USA Hockey
  • Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Clinical Instructor in Surgery, University of the Health Sciences, Uniformed Services Bethesda, MD
  • Medical Director, TRIA Research & Education Institute
  • Medical Directory, UMPhysicians Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, University of Minnesota

Membership

  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • International Cartilage Research Society
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • NHL Team Physician Society
  • The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons

Honors & Awards

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" (2013-2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Top Doctors" (2014-2018)
  • Best Doctors in America (2011-2013)
  • U.S. News & World Report 2012 Top Doctor
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine "Best Doctors for Women" (2014-2015)
Affiliation
positions
  • Institute Research Investigator, TRIA Institute
  • Medical Director, TRIA Institute
  • Publications
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • Advanced training enhances readiness to return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2022
  • Compositional evaluation of lesion and parent bone in patients with juvenile osteochondritis dissecans of the knee using T(2) * mapping
    Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2022
  • Descriptive epidemiology from the Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee (ROCK) prospective cohort
    American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2022
  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed female athletes exhibit relative muscle dysfunction after return to sport
    International Journal of Sports Medicine. 2021
  • Injury-related fears during the return-to-sport phase of ACL reconstruction rehabilitation
    Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine. 2020
  • MRI evaluation of articular cartilage in patients with juvenile osteochondritis dissecans (JOCD) using T2 * mapping at 3T
    Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2020
  • Examination of early functional recovery after ACL reconstruction: functional milestone achievement and self-reported function
    Sports health. 2018
  • Platelet-rich plasma in fibrin matrix to augment rotator cuff repair: a prospective, single-blinded, randomized study with 2-year follow-up
    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2018
  • Insights into the epiphyseal cartilage origin and subsequent osseous manifestation of juvenile osteochondritis dissecans with a modified clinical MR imaging protocol: a pilot study
    Radiology. 2017
  • Anterior cruciate ligament injuries in professional hockey players
    American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016
  • Magnetic resonance imaging of osteochondritis dissecans: validation study for the ICRS classification system
    Academic Radiology. 2016
  • Use of the knee injury and osteoarthritis outcome score in a healthy United States population
    American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016
  • Arthroscopic Versus Open Stabilization for Anterior Shoulder Subluxations
    Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine. 2015
  • Proximal tibial morphology and its correlation with osteochondritis dissecans of the knee
    Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 2015
  • History of shoulder instability and subsequent injury during four years of follow-up: a survival analysis
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2013
  • Military movement training program improves jump-landing mechanics associated with anterior cruciate ligament injury risk
    Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. 2013
  • Autograft versus allograft: an economic cost comparison of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    Arthroscopy. 2011
  • Teaching
    teaching overview
  • Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery

    Title: Site Director, University of Minnesota Residents – TRIA

    Faculty Appointment: Associate Professor, University of Minnesota

    Education and Training:

    Residency – University of Minnesota Medical School

    Certification – American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Certification – Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine

    Types of Learners Preferred:

    Observers

    Fellows

    Medical students (Year 1 or 2)

    Medical students (Year 3 or 4)

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