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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

It was very well handled, I was given clear viewpoints on my condition. Given options and treated promptly. I liked that.

My visit are always very professional and prompt. The staff are polite and very clear.

I would highly recommend Dr. Nicholson. He performed a tendon transfer on my ankle and so far I have had good results. I was back to work in 8 weeks and even though it's going to take up to a year to see my final results I feel I am in good hands.

EACH TIME I HAVE BEEN TO OPTIM, THEY HAVE IMPROVED THEIR PATIENT SERVICES... I.E., MOST RECENTLY, THEIR ON-LINE CHECK-IN REDUCED THE TIME YOU SPENT CHECKING IN. IN ADDITION, TO ADDRESS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THEY GREET YOU AT THE DOOR; TAKE YOUR TEMPERATURE, ASK RELEVANT SCREENING QUESTIONS, AND HAVE THEIR PATIENTS SCHEDULED SO THAT YOU ARE NOT WORRIED ABOUT OVERCROWDING, THE OPTIM OFFICE IN SAVANNAH HAS WELL TRAINED STAFF. BUT MORE IMPORTANT TO A PATIENT IS THEIR PATIENCE, THOUGHTFULNESS, AND THEIR ABILITY TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A VALUED CLIENT. THE STAFF, FROM THE FRONT DESK TO CHECK OUT ARE OUTSTANDING. IN ADDITION, THE X-RAY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANTS MAKE YOUR VISIT SMOOTH AND EFFORTLESS. MY HIGHEST PRAISE GOES TO DR, NICHOLSON. HE IS A "PATIENT FIRST" PHYSICIAN. HE GENUINELY CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS AND YOU DON'T FEEL AS THOUGH YOU ARE JUST A NUMBER. WITHOUT RESERVATION, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. NICHOLSON

I am been extremely pleased with the excellent care I have received from Dr Nicholson and his staff Everything was explained in a manner where one didn’t have to be a doctor to understand When I met Dr Nicholson and listened to him explain my surgery I knew that he was the one for me. I was scared to death when I walked in but he was compassionate, answered every question, was very knowledgeable and my fears were laid to rest.

Dr Nicholson provided me with solutions for my chronic foot pain. He took time to discuss and show me what I needed to do. Dr Nicholson was very professional and compassionate.

Dr. Nicholson at Optimal Orthopedics have always provided professional and exceptional service to my husband and myself. The staff is also very professional and helpful.

Dr. Nicholson took the time to listen to me and consider my needs and questions. Looking forward to having my problem resolved.

I have Charcot foot and saw Dr. Nicholson for follow up. My other foot is showing signs of Charcot foot. I had an X-ray and was advised to wear a boot. Dr. Nicholson is very knowledgeable and treats his patients with respect and compassion. I highly recommend him. B

Very knowledgeable, thorough and communicative.

Donjuia Reese

It was very well handled, I was given clear viewpoints on my condition. Given options and treated promptly. I liked that.

Reviewer

My visit are always very professional and prompt. The staff are polite and very clear.

Tom Williams

I would highly recommend Dr. Nicholson. He performed a tendon transfer on my ankle and so far I have had good results. I was back to work in 8 weeks and even though it's going to take up to a year to see my final results I feel I am in good hands.

DONNA

EACH TIME I HAVE BEEN TO OPTIM, THEY HAVE IMPROVED THEIR PATIENT SERVICES... I.E., MOST RECENTLY, THEIR ON-LINE CHECK-IN REDUCED THE TIME YOU SPENT CHECKING IN. IN ADDITION, TO ADDRESS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THEY GREET YOU AT THE DOOR; TAKE YOUR TEMPERATURE, ASK RELEVANT SCREENING QUESTIONS, AND HAVE THEIR PATIENTS SCHEDULED SO THAT YOU ARE NOT WORRIED ABOUT OVERCROWDING, THE OPTIM OFFICE IN SAVANNAH HAS WELL TRAINED STAFF. BUT MORE IMPORTANT TO A PATIENT IS THEIR PATIENCE, THOUGHTFULNESS, AND THEIR ABILITY TO MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE A VALUED CLIENT. THE STAFF, FROM THE FRONT DESK TO CHECK OUT ARE OUTSTANDING. IN ADDITION, THE X-RAY AND MEDICAL ASSISTANTS MAKE YOUR VISIT SMOOTH AND EFFORTLESS. MY HIGHEST PRAISE GOES TO DR, NICHOLSON. HE IS A "PATIENT FIRST" PHYSICIAN. HE GENUINELY CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS AND YOU DON'T FEEL AS THOUGH YOU ARE JUST A NUMBER. WITHOUT RESERVATION, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND DR. NICHOLSON

Ida Lou Mezzetti

I am been extremely pleased with the excellent care I have received from Dr Nicholson and his staff Everything was explained in a manner where one didn’t have to be a doctor to understand When I met Dr Nicholson and listened to him explain my surgery I knew that he was the one for me. I was scared to death when I walked in but he was compassionate, answered every question, was very knowledgeable and my fears were laid to rest.

Christine Withers

Dr Nicholson provided me with solutions for my chronic foot pain. He took time to discuss and show me what I needed to do. Dr Nicholson was very professional and compassionate.

Delores Lawrence

Dr. Nicholson at Optimal Orthopedics have always provided professional and exceptional service to my husband and myself. The staff is also very professional and helpful.

Janelle W Drawdy

Dr. Nicholson took the time to listen to me and consider my needs and questions. Looking forward to having my problem resolved.

GA Peach

I have Charcot foot and saw Dr. Nicholson for follow up. My other foot is showing signs of Charcot foot. I had an X-ray and was advised to wear a boot. Dr. Nicholson is very knowledgeable and treats his patients with respect and compassion. I highly recommend him. B

Rob Shaw

Very knowledgeable, thorough and communicative.

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