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OKLAHOMA HAND is a collaborative effort between fellowship trained hand and upper extremity surgeons and certified therapists practicing throughout Oklahoma. Our common goal is to meet the needs of Oklahomans with a variety of upper extremity conditions by providing reliable resources and accurate information to help patients better understand their diagnosis, treatment options and longterm care. Through the use of educational resources and interactive lectures, we hope to provide patients with the appropriate knowledge to allow them to play an active role in their road to recovery.

About Us

Oklahoma Hand was started by Dr. Clayton Nelson during his time as an orthopedic resident at the University of Oklahoma.  It developed out of a desire to provide patients with accurate and reliable information regarding their hand and upper extremity conditions. Since then, it has developed into a longterm passion to integrate the work of hand surgeons and therapists across the Oklahoma community to assist patients in their road to recovery.

We hope you find Oklahoma Hand a beneficial resource.  Please reach out to us with any needs. We are always looking to help within our local community. Feel free to email us at and we would be happy to speak or provide upper extremity information at your next event!! 



Oklahoma Hand is dedicated to providing excellent service. To make this happen, we are comprised on hardworking individuals that are here to serve you.

Our Providers

Clayton E. Nelson, M.D.


Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Dr. Nelson attended and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oklahoma State University.

After college, he earned his medical degree and completed his post graduate training in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. 

From there, he was accepted into a prestigious fellowship program through the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center. While in Philadelphia, he received additional in depth training in microsurgery, wrist and small joint arthroscopy, upper extremity joint replacement and fracture care as well as tendon and nerve repair.

Dr. Nelson has combined his education and research endeavors, leading to several published articles concerning hand injuries in athletes, advanced nerve compression techniques and other topics of interest. He is an active candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association for Hand Surgery, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. 

Throughout his extensive training, Dr. Nelson gained specific training in the treatment of upper extremity injuries amongst professional athletes as well as complex nerve transfers for a variety of upper extremity conditions. He continues to been recognized with many awards for excellence and achievement. 

Today, Dr. Nelson uses advanced surgical procedures to restore flexibility, movement and comfort to patients with hand and upper extremity injury or disease.

Meet Our Physical Therapists

Patient Testimonials

Check out what our patients have to say about Dr. Clay Nelson!


Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Nelson!

Appointments: 405-515-8090

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