Our Physicians

Dr. Erik Nilssen

Dr. Nilssen is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is the only person to have completed fellowships in both Sports Medicine and Foot & Ankle at the American Sports Medicine Institute under the direction of Dr. James R. Andrews.

He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Currently, he serves as the Medical Director of Under Armour, the National Volleyball League, Multisport Performance Institute, and Athletes’ Performance in Gulf Breeze. He also serves as a Team Physician for Intercollegiate Sports at Auburn University and an Orthopaedic Consultant for the athletic teams of the University of West Florida and Pensacola State College. In addition, Dr. Nilssen consults for various professional teams throughout the NFL, NBA and Olympic Sports.

Training
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, McGill University
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, American Sports Medicine Institute - Director Dr. James R. Andrews
  • Foot & Ankle Fellowship, American Sports Medicine Institute - Director Dr. James R. Andrews
Primary Specialties
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Shoulder
  • Wrist
  • Arm
  • Forearm
  • Hand
  • Nerve Pathology
  • Finger
  • Knee
  • Foot/Ankle
Procedures
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP)
  • Knee Subchondroplasty
  • Bunion Correction
  • Hammer Toe Correction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Lateral Ligament Repair
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Microfracture of Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Achilles Repair
Conditions
  • Bunions
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Triceps Tendons Injuries
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • TFCC Tears
  • De Quervain’s Syndrome
  • Radial Head Fractures
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries
  • Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Little Leaguer’s Elbow
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Biceps Tendon Injuries
  • Foot Osteoarthritis
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Accessory Navicular Syndrome
  • Bunionette
  • Digital Mucinous Cyst
  • Pump Bump
  • Peroneal Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Mallet Finger
  • Ankle Osteoarthritis
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Boutonniere Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Progressive Flatfoot
  • Foot Drop
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Biceps Tendon Tears
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Ligament Sprain/Instability
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Labral Tears of the Shoulder
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Hammertoes
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD)
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Syndesmosis Sprain
  • SLAP
  • Labral Tears of the Hip
  • Gluteus Medius and Minimus Tendinitis
  • Hip Tendonitis
  • Shoulder Instability & Dislocation
  • Lisfranc Injury
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Strains & Sprains
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Strains & Sprains
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Flat Foot