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Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

Medical Center-Tattnall: 912.557.1000
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Christopher W. Nicholson, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Foot & Ankle

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Christopher Nicholson, MD
Christopher Nicholson, MD

Christopher W. Nicholson, MD

OPTIM ORTHOPEDICS: Foot & Ankle

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Christopher Nicholson, MD, is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon at Optim Orthopedics. Dr. Nicholson specializes in the entire spectrum of foot and ankle medicine and surgery, from common problems such as bunions or sprained ankles to the most complex reconstructive surgeries.

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine (Columbus, OH)

Internship

Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus, OH)

Residency

Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

Fellowship

OrthoCarolina (Charlotte, NC)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Adult Acquired Flatfoot
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritis of Foot & Ankle
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette Deformity (Tailor’s Bunion)
  • Claw Toe
  • Deformities of Foot & Ankle
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Fractures of Foot & Ankle
  • Haglund’s Deformity (Retrocalcaneal Bursitis)
  • Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Injuries of Foot & Ankle
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sprains of Foot & Ankle
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (Posterior Tibial Neuralgia)
  • Tendon Injuries/Inflammation of Foot & Ankle
  • Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis
  • Achilles Tendon Lengthening
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Arthroscopy of the Ankle
  • Bunionectomy With Wedge Osteotomy
  • Bunionette Deformity Correction
  • Calcaneal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
  • Cartilage Repair, Arthroscopically-Assisted Technique (Zimmer® DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft)
  • Charcot Foot Treatment Options
  • Cheilectomy
  • Cotton Osteotomy (Medial Cuneiform Opening Wedge Osteotomy)
  • Debridement of the Achilles Tendon
  • DuVries Arthroplasty
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF)
  • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Masses
  • First Metatarsal-phalangeal Joint (MTP) Arthrodesis
  • First MTP Joint Fusion (Locking Plate)
  • Fixation for LisFranc Injury
  • Gastrocnemius Recession (Intramuscular Approach)
  • Haglund’s Deformity Surgery (Resection Method)
  • Hammertoe Correction (PIP Joint Arthroplasty)
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
  • Kidner Procedure
  • Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Lapidus Procedure for Bunion Correction
  • Lateral Column Lengthening (Evans Osteotomy) for Adult Acquired Flatfoot
  • Mallet Toe Correction (DIP Joint Arthroplasty)
  • Medial Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy
  • Metatarsal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
  • Midfoot Fusion
  • Plantar Fascia Release (Open Technique)
  • Subtalar Fusion
  • Tarsal Tunnel Decompression
  • Tendon Transfer for Hammertoe (FDL tendon transfer)
  • Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusion (with Intramedullary Rod)
  • TightRope™ Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis
  • Triple Arthrodesis
  • Weil Osteotomy for Claw Toe

Christopher Nicholson, MD, is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon at Optim Orthopedics. Dr. Nicholson specializes in the entire spectrum of foot and ankle medicine and surgery, from common problems such as bunions or sprained ankles to the most complex reconstructive surgeries.

Orthopedic Practice

Optim Orthopedics

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine (Columbus, OH)

Internship

Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus, OH)

Residency

Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

Fellowship

OrthoCarolina (Charlotte, NC)

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Adult Acquired Flatfoot
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritis of Foot & Ankle
  • Bunion
  • Bunionette Deformity (Tailor’s Bunion)
  • Claw Toe
  • Deformities of Foot & Ankle
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Fractures of Foot & Ankle
  • Haglund’s Deformity (Retrocalcaneal Bursitis)
  • Hallux Rigidus (Stiff Big Toe)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Injuries of Foot & Ankle
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sprains of Foot & Ankle
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (Posterior Tibial Neuralgia)
  • Tendon Injuries/Inflammation of Foot & Ankle
  • Absorbable Antibiotic Bead Treatment for Osteomyelitis
  • Achilles Tendon Lengthening
  • Ankle Fracture Surgery
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Arthroscopy of the Ankle
  • Bunionectomy With Wedge Osteotomy
  • Bunionette Deformity Correction
  • Calcaneal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
  • Cartilage Repair, Arthroscopically-Assisted Technique (Zimmer® DeNovo® NT Natural Tissue Graft)
  • Charcot Foot Treatment Options
  • Cheilectomy
  • Cotton Osteotomy (Medial Cuneiform Opening Wedge Osteotomy)
  • Debridement of the Achilles Tendon
  • DuVries Arthroplasty
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy (EPF)
  • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Masses
  • First Metatarsal-phalangeal Joint (MTP) Arthrodesis
  • First MTP Joint Fusion (Locking Plate)
  • Fixation for LisFranc Injury
  • Gastrocnemius Recession (Intramuscular Approach)
  • Haglund’s Deformity Surgery (Resection Method)
  • Hammertoe Correction (PIP Joint Arthroplasty)
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
  • Jones Fracture Fixation (Intramedullary Screw)
  • Kidner Procedure
  • Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Lapidus Procedure for Bunion Correction
  • Lateral Column Lengthening (Evans Osteotomy) for Adult Acquired Flatfoot
  • Mallet Toe Correction (DIP Joint Arthroplasty)
  • Medial Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy
  • Metatarsal Fracture Fixation (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
  • Midfoot Fusion
  • Plantar Fascia Release (Open Technique)
  • Subtalar Fusion
  • Tarsal Tunnel Decompression
  • Tendon Transfer for Hammertoe (FDL tendon transfer)
  • Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusion (with Intramedullary Rod)
  • TightRope™ Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis
  • Triple Arthrodesis
  • Weil Osteotomy for Claw Toe

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Ratings/Reviews

Very knowledgeable, thorough and communicative.

Dr. Nicholson preformed surgery on my foot. I would highly recommend him. He is very attentive and caring.

I took my Aunt to see Dr Nicholson a few years ago for a foot issue. He did a wonderful job evaluating & treating her. I was so pleased that I immediately sent my father to see him. My father was also extremely pleased with his treatment. This last week I took my Aunt back because of a new foot problem. We have a firm treatment plan in place. As a retired BSN RN I don't recommend doctors lightly. I have a lot of confidence in Dr Nicholson & would not hesitate to recommend you or your family to him.

Optim Healthcare staff are friendly, helpful and professional. Dr. Nicholson was thorough and took the time to explain what was going on with my foot. He and his nurses created a peaceful yet professional atmosphere. I would gladly recommend Dr. Nicholson and Optim Healthcare to anyone.

Very engaging and personal ask you questions that you should of thought to ask

Met Dr. Nicholson early summer 2019 I needed surgery on my left foot badly I had an MRI and an EMG done he studied them and I went back in January 2020 to scheduled my surgery I respect the fact he took the time to explain different procedures with me along with his bedside manner Thank you

The service was exceptional from the moment I walked into the facility.I was Treated promptly. The nurses, Xray tech. and Dr. Nicholson took care of me in a very compassionate manner,understanding the pain that I was experiencing. I cannot thank you enough. God bless each of you💖

Dr. Nicholson has been a great foot and ankle orthopedist. Gentle, patient and informative from the first visit, surgery, and follow up visit. The optim facilities are also amazing. Staff is friendly and helpful.

Rob Shaw

Very knowledgeable, thorough and communicative.

Angie Rogers

Dr. Nicholson preformed surgery on my foot. I would highly recommend him. He is very attentive and caring.

Lucy Robinson

I took my Aunt to see Dr Nicholson a few years ago for a foot issue. He did a wonderful job evaluating & treating her. I was so pleased that I immediately sent my father to see him. My father was also extremely pleased with his treatment. This last week I took my Aunt back because of a new foot problem. We have a firm treatment plan in place. As a retired BSN RN I don't recommend doctors lightly. I have a lot of confidence in Dr Nicholson & would not hesitate to recommend you or your family to him.

Fran Baranco Hartley

Optim Healthcare staff are friendly, helpful and professional. Dr. Nicholson was thorough and took the time to explain what was going on with my foot. He and his nurses created a peaceful yet professional atmosphere. I would gladly recommend Dr. Nicholson and Optim Healthcare to anyone.

Terrell Thomas

KEVIN IACONO

Very engaging and personal ask you questions that you should of thought to ask

Reviewer

Met Dr. Nicholson early summer 2019 I needed surgery on my left foot badly I had an MRI and an EMG done he studied them and I went back in January 2020 to scheduled my surgery I respect the fact he took the time to explain different procedures with me along with his bedside manner Thank you

Lillie Varner

The service was exceptional from the moment I walked into the facility.I was Treated promptly. The nurses, Xray tech. and Dr. Nicholson took care of me in a very compassionate manner,understanding the pain that I was experiencing. I cannot thank you enough. God bless each of you💖

Ericka Rivers

Dr. Nicholson has been a great foot and ankle orthopedist. Gentle, patient and informative from the first visit, surgery, and follow up visit. The optim facilities are also amazing. Staff is friendly and helpful.

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