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Surgery Center: 912.629.3534

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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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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.

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

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.

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.

KEVIN IACONO

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

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