Matt Nelsen, MD




Dr. Nelsen received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks and completed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. He completed his fellowship in sports medicine at the Institute for Bone and Joint Disease in Phoenix, Arizona.

Board Certifications

He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

As an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Nelsen specializes in the treatment of bones, joints, and muscle problems. Through comprehensive evaluation and treatment, Dr. Nelsen helps patient achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle.

Total hip replacement; Total knee replacement; Knee scope; Cartilage repair; Knee ligament reconstruction; Shoulder scope and reconstruction; Rotator cuff repair and reconstruction; Fracture care (excluding hand, foot, pelvis, spine, or wrist)

Preforming rotator cuff surgery is challenging and fun. It’s like putting a puzzle together, and the results for patients are really positive and motivating.


Perham Health Clinic
1000 Coney Street West
Perham, MN 56573
(218) 347-1200