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CHRISTOPHER
NICHOLSON, MD

FOOT AND ANKLE

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

Physicians: Christopher Nicholson, MD
MEDICAL ASSISTANTS:  Christina / Brandon
Office: 912-644-5287   -    Fax: 912-644-5245
APPOINTMENT: 912-644.5300 
FOOT & ANKLE CONDITIONS

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 Tendon Injuries/Inflammation of Foot & Ankle

FOOT & ANKLE PROCEDURES

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
Cartilage Repair, Arthroscopically-Assisted 
Charcot Foot Treatment Options
Cheilectomy
Cotton 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

As a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Christopher Nicholson, MD, 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.

Hailing from Columbus Ohio, Christopher Nicholson, MD, grew up surrounded by sports. That backdrop of athletics dovetailed nicely with his growing interest in medicine while he was in high school, as a family friend in sports medicine invited the young Nicholson to shadow him in the OR.

“Seeing how he got to interact with the athletes, and my fascination with sports at the time, initiated my interest,” he said. 

He would stay in Columbus for his medical education, getting his degree from The Ohio State University School of Medicine, then interning and serving as resident at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Practicing orthopedic medicine on a campus of thousands of students and a famously robust athletic program, “You get to treat a little bit of everything – sports injuries, arthritis, deformities – all in one place.”

His career eventually took him to Charlotte, NC, working with Dr. Bob Anderson in treating some of the biggest names in the NFL when he got the call from Optim Orthopedics. “My wife said we should give Savannah a try, and 15 years later here we are.” And for the past 15 years, he’s developed a high-profile reputation as one of the region’s preeminent foot and ankle specialists.

Dr. Nicholson and his wife have five children who share their father’s athletic enthusiasm, with one son on a nationally ranked shooting team and a daughter on travel basketball and volleyball teams. When he is not shuttling kids back and forth to tournaments, you can find him enjoying the outdoors of his adopted hometown, jogging and golfing.

FOOT & ANKLE PROCEDURES

First MTP Joint Fusion (Locking Plate)
Fixation for LisFranc Injury

Gastrocnemius Recession

Haglund’s Deformity Surgery

Hammertoe Correction

Jones Fracture Fixation 

Kidner Procedure

Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

Lapidus Procedure for Bunion Correction

Lateral Column Lengthening (Evans Osteotomy) for Adult Acquired Flatfoot

FOOT & ANKLE PROCEDURES
Mallet Toe Correction (DIP Joint Arthroplasty)
Medial Calcaneal Sliding Osteotomy
Metatarsal Fracture Fixation 
Midfoot Fusion
Subtalar Fusion
Tarsal Tunnel Decompression
Tendon Transfer for Hammertoe
Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusion 
TightRope™ Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis
Triple Arthrodesis
Weil Osteotomy for Claw Toe

Our board certified and fellowship trained team or orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons provide the most comprehensive care in the region.

PODIATRIST VS ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

Patients often ask, “Why should I should choose an Orthopedic Foot and Ankle surgeon over a podiatrist?”

The answer is quite simple: Years of specialized training!

Our board certified, fellowship trained Orthopedic Foot and Ankle surgeon have completed:

  • 4 Years of medical school

  • 5 Years of residency training in orthopedics

  • 1 Year of fellowship training or an additional year of focused clinical and surgical training in foot and ankle surgery

  • 4 General medical board examinations

  • 2 Orthopedic board exams – written and oral where they must defend their own surgical cases amongst their peers

  • 2,000+ Surgical procedures performed while still in Residency

  • 25,000+ Combined surgical procedures and counting

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WHY DOES THIS MATTER - A LETTER FROM OUR  ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS

CHRISTOPHER NICHOLSON, MD - PATIENT REVIEWS

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