The Orthopaedic and Spine Institute Goes Beyond the Spine Specialties Include Hand, Hip, Knee and Shoulder

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The Orthopaedic and Spine Institute is greatly known for its first-class spine surgeons such as Dr. Steven Cyr. However, The Orthopaedic and Spine Institute now also specializes in the hand, hip, knee and shoulder.

The Orthopaedic and Spine Institute is greatly known for ita first-class spine surgeons such as Dr. Steven Cyr. However, The Orthopaedic and Spine Institute has developed to also specialize in the hand, hip, knee and shoulder. With two new widely recognized phenomenal orthopedic surgeons, Drs. Joel B. Nilsson and Richard E. Duey, the Orthopaedic and Spine Institute is able to offer the best of care for treatments relating to the hand, hip, knee and shoulder.

Joel B. Nilsson, M.D., is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in low impact joint replacement, sports reconstructions, minimally invasive techniques and hand surgery. He graduated with a BS in Biology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Dr. Nilsson earned an MS in Physiology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and then went on to earn his M.D. also from Georgetown University’s School of Medicine. Once his academic studies were completed, his 14-year career in the US Army began with a one year transitional internship in Hawaii. This is where Dr. Nilsson’s love for orthopedic surgery began, leading him, ultimately, to orthopedic residency in El Paso, Texas at the Texas Tech University Health Science Center/William Beaumont Army Medical Center combined program. It was there that he trained in the full range of orthopedic disciplines, to include complex hip and knee replacement surgery. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and has obtained the Certificate of added Qualification in Hand Surgery. Dr. Nilsson is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Hand Surgeon and he is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Richard E. Duey, M.D. is an Orthopedic Surgeon who has also received extensive specialty training in the areas of Sports Medicine and shoulder surgery. Originally born in Springfield, MO, Dr. Duey spent six years between the ages of seven and fourteen living in Africa where his parents served as missionaries. This unique experience provided him with valuable insight into what it means to live a life of service to others. Upon his family’s return to the United States, Dr. Duey completed his high school education. After graduation he returned to Africa aboard a hospital ship affiliated with Mercy Ships, an organization whose mission is to bring hope and healing to the world’s poor. He spent a total of five months serving as a part of Mercy Ships prior to returning home. Dr. Duey completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology-Chemistry. From there he attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Duey was accepted into a five-year residency training program in orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas in Wichita, KS. It was here that he received outstanding training in the various disciplines of orthopedic surgery, in particular orthopedic trauma surgery, joint replacement, and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. After residency, Dr. Duey elected to spend a year specializing in Orthopedic Sports Medicine in Tennessee. During this time he managed and treated a variety of sports-related injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions in patients both young and old. Because of a strong, personal interest in caring for and treating shoulder problems, Dr. Duey chose to invest an additional year undergoing specialty training in shoulder surgery. This decision brought him to the great state of Texas and allowed him the unique opportunity to address complex shoulder conditions utilizing cutting-edge arthroscopic and open techniques as a member of the OSI team. Dr. Duey is board eligible on the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Duey is Fellowship Trained in Shoulder Surgery and Fellowship Trained in Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

The Orthopaedic and Spine Institute desires to provide the highest level of care to each patient using nonsurgical treatment and, when necessary, surgical intervention. OSI is now seen as a full Orthopaedic Center and not solely for the Spine. Both Dr. Nilsson and Dr. Duey are deeply committed to serving the people of San Antonio and the surrounding areas.

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