Leonard D. Nelson, Jr., MD

Effective January 1, 2019, Leonard D. Nelson, Jr. Retired from Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic

Specializing In

Retired Effective 1/2019

Dr. Leonard Nelson specializes in spinal disorders, in which he is board-certified and fellowship-trained. He joined Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic in 1990. Dr. Nelson evaluates and treats patients with a wide variety of middle and lower back anomalies on a referral basis. His range of surgical expertise includes laminectomies, decompressions, fusions and minimally invasive spinal fusions, (performed in conjunction with various area neurosurgeons). He has also received training in artificial lumbar disk surgery.

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To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nelson, please call (919) 863-6808.

Medical School
Bowman Gray School of Medicine

Greenville Memorial Hospital

Greenville Memorial Hospital

St. Luke Hospital (Adult Scoliosis)

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1992)

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Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic: Edwards Mill Office

3001 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612


Dedicated to providing specialized bone, joint, and muscle care when you need it, our specialists are available to treat patients full time in Cary. We also offer urgent care hours without an appointment for acute orthopaedic concerns.


Clinic Phone: 919-781-5600
Therapy Services Phone: 919-781-4060


Clinic Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Physical Therapy Hours: 

Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Clinical Assistant — Aprylle
919-781-5600 Ext.5631 (voicemail only)

Executive Medical Administrative Assistant — Kathy

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, North American Spine Society
  • Member, North Carolina Spine Society (President, 2006)
  • Member, North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • Member, Southern Medical Association
  • Member, North Carolina Medical Society
  • Member, Wake County Medical Society