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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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Dr. Nicholson is a awesome physician. He genuinely cares about his patients and their well being. He has been my for 4 years. He has saved my left foot not once but twice. He and his staff are very professional. I would recommend him to anyone.

Dr. Nicholson spent a lot of time with me listening and explaining my foot injury. He is caring, compassionate and thorough and I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of orthopedic treatment.

Everyone was very professional, didn't wait long at all

Very professional. Listened carefully to my concerns and issues. Answered questions and fully explained options to my. We jointly concluded that monitoring was the appropriate course of action for me -- no surgery at this time. I clearly felt my best result was the goal.

Dr. Nicholson was very professional, explained everything to me, and answered all my questions. He has an excellent staff also!

Everyone was very friendly and helpful! They got me in on a stat visit. Dr. Nicholson was very professional and answered all my questions. E excellent staff!

Amazing customer service! Dr. Nicholson and every person I had came across genuinely cared about my experience and provided beyond excellent service. I would suggest this place to anyone. Even down to making an appointment, I was able to get in the same day! This is anytime I call or come in, my experience is exceptional!

This week had appt. with Dr. Nicholson concerning a Achllles issue.

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

Dr. Nicholson has provided outstanding, compassionate care for our son - via office visits and even foot surgery. His attention to detail and to the patient make even the most painful foot procedures more comfortable for our teenager.

Penny M. Casias

Dr. Nicholson is a awesome physician. He genuinely cares about his patients and their well being. He has been my for 4 years. He has saved my left foot not once but twice. He and his staff are very professional. I would recommend him to anyone.

Mary H.

Dr. Nicholson spent a lot of time with me listening and explaining my foot injury. He is caring, compassionate and thorough and I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of orthopedic treatment.

Reviewer

Everyone was very professional, didn't wait long at all

Anthony Hochgesang

Very professional. Listened carefully to my concerns and issues. Answered questions and fully explained options to my. We jointly concluded that monitoring was the appropriate course of action for me -- no surgery at this time. I clearly felt my best result was the goal.

TOMASINA Post

Dr. Nicholson was very professional, explained everything to me, and answered all my questions. He has an excellent staff also!

Tomasina Wilber

Everyone was very friendly and helpful! They got me in on a stat visit. Dr. Nicholson was very professional and answered all my questions. E excellent staff!

Clinton J. Joyce

Amazing customer service! Dr. Nicholson and every person I had came across genuinely cared about my experience and provided beyond excellent service. I would suggest this place to anyone. Even down to making an appointment, I was able to get in the same day! This is anytime I call or come in, my experience is exceptional!

Claudia Nestorowicz

This week had appt. with Dr. Nicholson concerning a Achllles issue.

Donjuia Reese

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

Reviewer

Dr. Nicholson has provided outstanding, compassionate care for our son - via office visits and even foot surgery. His attention to detail and to the patient make even the most painful foot procedures more comfortable for our teenager.

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