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Mr Paul Nicolai has been working as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Bury St Edmunds since 2003. His work concentrates on the lower limb with a special interest in knee and sports injuries. He also participates in trauma care on a rotational basis.
Mr Nicolai was awarded a Travel Fellowship by the British Association for Surgery of the Knee and visited six top knee surgeons in the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. He regularly performs keyhole surgery operations (arthroscopy), knee joint replacements (partial and total) and realigment operations around the knee (osteotomy). The results of his partial knee replacements are one of the best in the country and the Zimmer unicondylar knee prosthesis he uses has by far the best results in the National Joint Registry. He also performs hip replacements.
Mr Nicolai is a member of the ODEP committee, a national organisation which is responsible for quality ratings of knee prostheses. He is a reviewer for the Knee journal. He has published over 20 articles in peer-reviewed international journals. He is involved in teaching orthopaedic trainees, operating theatre personnel and physiotherapists and has been a faculty member on national and international courses. He runs sports injury clinics for adults and children.
Areas of interest
Knee surgery: arthroscopy for meniscal tears, cartilage defects, knee replacement (partial, total, revision), realignment operations around the knee (osteotomy). Sports injuries. Hip replacement in patients over 60 years of age.