Penn Orthopaedics

Penn Orthopaedics Team

Charles Nelson, MD

His only care is yours.

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What makes me unique as a doctor:

My genuine commitment to improving the quality of life of my patients and understanding the importance of treating each as an individual is what I feel sets me apart from others. Open communication between my patients and me is critical. I strive to learn about their condition and personal goals, as well as educate them about treatment options.

What I enjoy doing outside of practicing medicine:

Spending time with my family and playing golf are my preferred leisure activities. But I enjoy all sports, most outdoor activities and traveling and learning about different cultures.

Why I became an orthopaedic surgeon:

I was initially drawn to medicine because of a fascination with science, anatomy and human physiology. I became an orthopaedic surgeon, though, because of the unique ability to dramatically improve a patient's quality of life by using innovative techniques and approaches.