Mr Paul Nicolai: Trauma & orthopaedic surgery
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Mr Paul Nicolai

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery

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About me

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 Physica ZUK 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 and Beyond Compliance committees. These are national organisations which are responsible for quality ratings of knee prostheses and the safe introduction of newly developed 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.

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Procedures completed

  • W8500

    Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (5-50)

    BMI St Edmunds Hospital (5-50)

  • W2830

    Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding k-wires - (1-5)

  • S5210

    Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (1-5)

  • W5200

    Unicompartmental knee replacement - (1-5)

    BMI St Edmunds Hospital (1-5)

  • W3712

    Primary total hip replacement +/- cement - (1-5)

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