Charles L. Nelson, MD

Charles L. Nelson, MD

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Internship

Orthopaedic Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Adult Reconstructive Surgery - Hospital For Special Surgery, New York, NY

Additional Training

Orthopaedic Surgery Research - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Surgeon

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Adult Reconstruction, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2014

Nelson, CL, Jones, RB, Wingert, N, Foltzer, MA, Bowen, TR. Sonication of antibiotic spacers predicts failure during two-stage revision for prosthetic knee and hip infections. Clin Orthop Rel Res, Epub ahead of print, March 23, 2014 DOI - 10.1007/s11999-014-3571-4 .

Evangerlista, P, Kamath, A, Lee, GC, Nelson, CL. Ceramic-Ceramic Hip Arthroplasty for Osteonecrosis: Average 5-Year Follow-up in Patients Less than 50 Years of Age, Accepted, Bulletin of the Hospital For Joint Diseases.

Courtney, PM, Melnic, C, Shah, R, Alosk, H, Nelson, CL, Israelite, CL. Is Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty Staged at One-week Interval Safe? A Matched Cohort Study. Accepted, J Arthop.

2013

Sheth, NP, Nelson, CL, Springer, BD, Fehring, TK, Paprosky, WG. Acetabular bone loss in revision total hip arthroplasty: Evaluation and Management. J Amer Acad Orthop Surg, 21(3): 128-39, 2013

Kamath, AF, Evangelista, P, Nelson, CL. Total hip arthroplasty with porous metal cups after acetabular fracture, Hip International, 23(5):465-71, 2013..

Murphy, J, Nelson, CL. The problem of persistent wound drainage after TKA, ICJR.net, October, 2013.

Sheth, NP, Nelson, CL, Paprosky, WG. Evaluation and treatment of femoral bone loss during revision total hip arthroplasty, J Amer Acad Orthop Surg, 21; 601-612, 2013.

2012

Kamath, AF, Horneff, JG, Forsyth, A, Nikci, V Nelson, CL. Total knee arthroplasty in hemophiliacs: Gains in Range of Motion Realized beyond Twelve Months Post-operatively. Clin Orthop Surg. 2012 Jun; 4(2): 121-8.

Abstracts

2014

Jones, RB, Wingert, N, Foltzer, M, Bowen, TR, Nelson, CL. Sonication Adds Value in Predicting Failure During Two-stage Reimplantation for Prosthetic Knee and Hip Infections, Podium presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2014.

2013

Evangelista, PJ, Kamath, AF, Lee, GC, Nelson, CL, Ceramic-ceramic Total Hip Arthroplasty in patients less than 50 years of age: Average 5 year outcomes. Podium Presentation, Association Research Circulation Osseous 17th Symposium on Circulation in Bone, Chicago, IL, March, 2013

Vanushkina, M, Irgit, K, Strohecker, K, Bowen, T, Nelson, C. Stemmed femoral implants show lower failure rates in revision TKA, Podium presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March, 2013.

2012

Vanushkina, M, Irgit, K, Strohecker, K, Nelson, C. Stemmed femoral implants show lower failure rates in revision TKA, Poster Presentation, Eastern Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Bolton Landing, NY, June, 2012.

Jones, RB, Irgit, K, Foltzer, M, Bowen, T, Nelson, C. Sonication of spacers during two-stage revision TKA. Podium presentation, Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Bolton Landing, NY, June, 2012

Vanushkina, M, Irgit, K, Strohecker, K, Bowen, T, Nelson, C. Stemmed femoral implants show lower failure rates in revision TKA, Poster Presentation, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, Nov, 2012.

Books

Chapters

2014

Husain, A, Austin, MS, Nelson, CL. Revision total knee arthroplasty with removal of well-fixed components. Chapter 25, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2nd Edition, Parvizi, J and Rothman, R, Eds, In press.

2013

Nelson, CL, Jones, KJ. Trochanteric bursitis, Lippincott’s Primary Care Orthopaedics, 2nd Ed, Lotke, PA, Abboud, JA and Ende, J, Eds, pp 61-65, 2013.

Nelson, CL, Jones, KJ. Osteoarthritis of the hip, Lippincott’s Primary Care Orthopaedics, 2nd Ed, Lotke, PA, Abboud, JA and Ende, J, Eds, pp 66-74, 2013.

Nelson, CL, Jones, KJ. Coxa Saltans: The Snapping Hip, Lippincott’s Primary Care Orthopaedics, 2nd Ed, Lotke, PA, Abboud, JA and Ende, J, Eds, pp 75-81, 2013.

Nelson, CL, Jones, KJ. Merelgia Paresthetica, Lippincott’s Primary Care Orthopaedics, 2nd Ed, Lotke, PA, Abboud, JA and Ende, J, Eds, pp 82- 87, 2013.

Nelson, CL, Jones, KJ. Nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head, Lippincott’s Primary Care Orthopaedics, 2nd Ed, Lotke, PA, Abboud, JA and Ende, J, Eds, pp 88-96, 2013.

2011

Sheth, NP, Melvin, S, Nelson, CL, Heppenstall, RB. The Hip and Femur, In Orthopaedic Surgery: Principles of Diagnosis. Wiesel, BB, Sankar, WN, Delahay, JN, Wiesel, SW, Eds, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, pp 653-696, 2011.

Nelson, CL, Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: Bone Loss Management Using Cancellous Grafts, In Advanced Reconstruction: Knee, Berry, DJ, Lieberman, JR, and Azar, FM, Eds, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, pp 417-422, 2011.

O’Connor, MI, Lavernia, C, Nelson, CL, Editorial: A Call to Arms: Eliminating Musculoskeletal Healthcare Disparities, Clin Orthop Rel Res, 469, 1805-1808, 2011.

2009

Nelson, CL. Patellar Fractures, In Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Knee Arthroplasty, 3rd Edition, Paul Lotke and Jess Lonner, Eds. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, pp. 403-411, 2009.

Gee, AO, Nelson, CL, Porous tantalum for patellar reconstruction in revision total knee arthroplasty, In Operative Techniques, Total Knee Replacement, Norman Scott and Arlen Hanssen, Eds., Saunders-Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, pp 457-467, 2009.

Sheth, NP, Nelson, CL, Cemented Long Stems for Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty – Do’s and Don’ts, In Arthritis & Arthroplasty: The Hip, Brown, Cui, Mihalko and Saleh Eds, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, pp 328-336, 2009.

2008

Nelson, CL and Jones, KJ. Trochanteric Bursitis, In Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician, Paul Lotke, Joseph Abboud, and Jack Ende, Eds, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, pp 61-65, 2008.

Nelson, CL and Jones, KJ. Osteoarthritis of the Hip, In Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician, Paul Lotke, Joseph Abboud, and Jack Ende, Eds, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 66-74, 2008.

Nelson, CL and Jones, KJ. Coxa Saltans: The Snapping Hip, In Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician, Paul Lotke, Joseph Abboud, and Jack Ende, Eds, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 75-81, 2008.

Nelson, CL and Jones, KJ. Meralgia Paresthetica, In Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician, Paul Lotke, Joseph Abboud, and Jack Ende, Eds, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 82-87, 2008.

Nelson, CL and Jones, KJ. Nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head, In Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician, Paul Lotke, Joseph Abboud, and Jack Ende, Eds, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 88-95, 2008.

Jones, KJ, Pill, SG, Nelson, CL, Total Hip Arthroplasty. In Gloved and Gowned Orthopaedics – Introduction to Common Procedures, Neil Sheth and Jess Lonner, Eds., Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, pp 184-195, 2008.

2007

Sheth, NP, MD and Nelson, CL, MD. Arthritis. In Adult Reconstruction and Arthroplasty: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics, Jonathan Garino and Pedro Beredjiklian, Eds, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 79-90, 2007.

White, AA and Nelson, CL, Introduction, Perspectives on Orthopaedic Professionalism, Diversity and Health Disparities, J. American Academy of Orthop Surg, Vol 15 (Suppl 1), pp. XXIII – XXV, 2007.

White, AA and Nelson, CL, Concluding Remarks, Perspectives on Orthopaedic Professionalism, Diversity and Health Disparities, J. American Academy of Orthop Surg, Vol 15 (Suppl 1), pp. S106, 2007.

2006

Lotke, P, Callaghan, J, Dorr, L, Engh, G, Hanssen, A, Healy, W, Lachiewicz, P, Lonner, J, Nelson, C, Ranawat, C, Ritter, M, Sculco, T, Salvati, E, Thornhill, T, Electronic letter to the editor, re Prevention of Thromboembolism: Do the Authors' Conclusions Accurately Reflect Their Data? EJBJS, 1/4/06

Lotke, PA, Callaghan, JJ, Dorr, LD, Engh, GH, Hanssen, AD, Healy, WL, Lachiewicz, PF, Lonner, JH, Nelson, CL, Ranawat, CS, Ritter, MA, Salvati, EA, Sculco, TP, Thornhill, TS, Letter to the Editor, Oral Direct Thrombin Inhibitor Ximelagatran Compared with Warfarin for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism after Total Knee Arthroplasty, J Bone Joint Surg, American, 88-A: 1163, 2006

Committee on Ethics, 2006-2007 (DelSignore, JL (Chair), Capozzi, JD, Green, TM, Hame, Sl, Hill, JV, Nelson, CL, Schmidt, RD, Treuhaft, PS, Peterson, RN, Guide to the Ethical Practice of Orthopaedic Surgery, 6th Edition, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2006.

2005

Nelson, C , Stolaski, E, Correction of Arthritic Deformities of the Hip, Arthritis and Allied Conditions, 15th Edition, Editor, Koopman, W, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2005, pp 1049-1066.

Nelson, C, THA, Femoral component removal. In Advanced Reconstruction, Hip, J Lieberman and D Berry, Eds, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois, pp 395 – 400, 2005.

2004

Nelson, C, Konkle, BA, Mehta, S, Vanozzi, B, Dr Nelson responds to Drs. Panotopoulus and Trieb, Electronic letter to the editor, re Total knee arthroplasty in hemophilia-A patients with inhibitors, eJBJS, 12/2/04.

2003

Kane, R, Saleh, K, Wilt, T, Berhadsky, B, Cross, W, MacDonald, R, Rytks, I, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, Evidence Based Practice Report on Total Knee Arthroplasty, 2003, Technical Expert Panel Members: Callahan, C, Fitzgerald, J, Iorio, R, Macauley, W, Melvin, J, Murray, P, Nelson, C, Rorabeck, C, Thompson, R, Tugwell, P

2002

Nelson, C and Windsor, R, Total Knee Arthroplasty Following High Tibial Osteotomy, Surgical Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty, Editors, Scuderi, G and Tria, A, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2002, 601-608.

2001

Nelson, C and Windsor, R, Patella Fractures in Total Knee Arthroplasty, Complications, Pitfalls, and Salvage in Knee Surgery, Editor, Malek, M, Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 2001, pp413-419.

Nelson, C and Fitzgerald, R, Correction of Arthritic Deformities of the Hip, Arthritis and Allied Conditions, 14th Edition, Editor, Koopman, W, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2001, pp 1044-1060.

Lotke, P, Battish, R, Nelson, C, Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the knee, Instructional Course Lectures, Editor, Sim, F, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, 483-488, 2001.

2000

Nelson, C, Lombardi, P, and Pellicci, P, Hybrid Total Hip Replacement, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Hip and Knee Reconstruction, 2nd Edition, Editors, Pellici, P, Garvin, K, Tria, A, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, 2000, pp 207-215.

Nelson, C and Haas, S, La protesi totale di ginocchio dopo osteomia tibiale prossimale (Total Knee Arthroplasty After Proximal Tibial Osteotomy), L’arthroproesi di ginocchio (Total Knee Arthroplasty), Editors, Sculco, T and Martucci, E, Timeo, Bologna, Italy, 2000, pp 91-101.

1992

Esterhai, J and Nelson, C, Management of Bone Loss in Chronic Osteomyelitis, Postoperative Infections in Orthopaedic Surgery, Editor, Lotke, P, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Monograph, pp 19-29., 1992.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2005 - present, Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgeons, American
2006 - present, Reviewer, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
2006 - present, Reviewer, Journal of the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons