Rueben Nair, MD

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine

Specialized in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy of Shoulder / Knee / Hip / Elbow, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Replacement, General Orthopedics

Knee Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement

Rueben Nair MD, knee surgeon reno, shoulder surgeon reno, hip scope reno, sports medicine doctor reno

About Dr. Nair

I strive to provide top-quality care to all patients with respect, compassion, and attention to detail. As one of the former team physicians for the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Rockies, and as a current physician member of the US Ski and Snowboard Association, I am passionate about sports medicine and the prevention or management of sports-related injuries. I treat every patient as though they were a professional athlete, with a goal of optimal recovery. My approach is to educate and involve the patient in their clinical process, focusing on patient-directed care.

I utilize evidence-based medicine and my Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver Sports Medicine fellowship training to treat injuries with state-of-the-art techniques. My surgical and medical interests include arthroscopy of the shoulder, knee and elbow, ACL reconstruction, cartilage restoration, meniscus repairs, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder stabilization, shoulder replacement surgery, total knee arthroplasty, Tommy John elbow surgery and hip arthroscopy with labral repair/reconstruction.

Practicing Locations

10539 Professional Circle, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89521

As of April 29, Swift Urgent Clinic - Reno will move to 10539 Professional Circle, Suite 201, Reno, NV 89521. The office is shared with Swift Institute. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome.

780 Vista Blvd. Suite 100
Sparks, NV 89434

973 Mica Drive, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89705


Medical School
Ohio State University College of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Orthopaedic Surgery – Chief Resident, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver

Affiliations & Memberships

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Health Volunteer Overseas (HVO)
United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA)

Publications & Lectures

  • Rosenthal BD, Nair R, Hsu WK, Patel AA, Savage JW. “A Review of Dysphagia and Dysphonia Assessment Tools after Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery.” Clinical Spine Surgery.
  • Kahlenberg, CA, Nair R, Monroe E, Terry MA, Edwards SL. “Incidence of Injury Based on Sports Participation in High School Athletes.” The Physician and Sportsmedicine. (Jan 1, 2000)
  • Cogan CJ, Knesek M, Tjong VK, Nair R, Kahlenberg CA, Dunne KF, Kendall MC, Terry MA. “Assessment of Perioperative Intra-Articular Morphine Injection in Hip Arthroscopy on Postoperative Pain Management.” Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. (Jan 1, 2000)
  • Nair R, Mendoza M, Hsu WK. “Cervical Spine: Anterior Approach, Discectomy, Corpectomy.” In RG Fessler and LN Sekhar (Eds): Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques: Spine and Peripheral Nerves, 2nd Edition. New York, NY: Thieme Publishers. Pp 186-192. (Jan 1, 2000)
  • Nair R, Kahlenberg CA, Patel RM, Knesek M, Terry MA. “All-arthroscopic Suprapectoral Biceps Tenodesis.” Arthroscopy Techniques. (Jan 1, 2000)
  • Nair R, Kahlenberg CA, Hsu WK. “Outcomes After Lumbar Discectomy in Elite Athletes: The Need for High-Level Evidence.” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. (Jan 1, 2000)
  • Gomberawalla MM, Kahlenberg CA, Nair R, Saltzman MD, Terry MA. “All-arthroscopic Suprapectoral Versus Open Subpectoral Tenodesis of the Long Head of the Biceps Brachii.” American Journal of Sports Medicine. (Jan 1, 2000)
  • Kahlenberg CA, Patel RM, Nair R, Harnden G, Deshmane PP, Terry MA. “Clinical and Biomechanical Evaluation of an All-arthroscopic Suprapectoral Biceps Tenodesis.” Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

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