Dr. Andrew Nelson is Our Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialist
Meet Starling Physician’s Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialist
Dr. Nelson is originally from Chicago. He came east to attend Brown University where he studied Biomedical Engineering and Biology in preparation for medical school. At Brown he was also on the crew team. He earned his medical degree from Boston University where he also completed his Orthopaedic Surgical Residency. After four years in the United States Navy in Charleston, SC he returned to Providence, RI where he completed a year-long fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at Brown/ Rhode Island Hospital.
Dr. Nelson has a particular interest in complex wrist fractures, nerve surgery, and Dupuytren’s disease. He has practiced for over 25 years, most recently at Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics & Spine Specialists, PC in Waterbury, and prior to that at the Hand to Shoulder Center, also in Waterbury. He has been recognized numerous times as one of Connecticut’s “TOP DOCTORS.”
Outside of the office, he enjoys his friends, hiking, cooking, gardening, and woodworking with his best friend.
Dr. Nelson sees patients in New Britain and operates at the Southington Surgery Center and the Hospital of Central Connecticut.
Advanced Treatment for Hand Conditions
Dr. Nelson provides a wide range of hand surgery services that includes both non-operative and operative procedures, along with rehabilitation of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He provides treatment for hand conditions including:
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
• Hand Arthritis
• Ganglion Cysts
• Tennis Elbow
• De Quervain’s Disease
• Trigger Finger
• Dupuytren’s Disease
• Workers Compensation
• Complex Fractures
• Nerve Disorders
As an innovator in the field, he utilizes the newest surgical techniques to achieve superior results with faster recovery time.
Dr. Nelson’s office offers on-site hand therapy, performed by a highly trained occupational therapist. Hand therapy can be beneficial and may be prescribed for a number of conditions, including:
• Wounds, scars, and burns
• Injured tendons or nerves
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow