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Mr Mike McNicholas - Orthopaedics

Mr Mike McNicholas is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Manchester who specialises in Knee Surgery

Based at: Oaklands Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

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Clinical interests

Arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction in the knee

Knee ligament surgery

Patellofemoral stabilisation

High tibial osteotomy

Articular cartilage repair

Focal knee arthroplasty implant treatment

Knee arthroscopy surgery

Knee replacement

Unicompartmental knee replacement

Total Knee joint replacement

Medacta personalised “My Knee”  minimally invasive total  knee replacement

Revision knee replacement

Sports injuries

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

Joint pain treatment (joint injections)

Joint manipulation treatment

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Academic background

UK Biological Knee Society 2020 - present President and Director of the Charity

The International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society 2015 –present

2019 - 2021 Global Registry Committee member. 

Chair Registry Committee General Board Member

UK National Ligament Registry  2015 - present Steering Group Industry Liaison Officer

University of Salford 2006 - 2018 Honorary Professor Directorate of Sport

Nat. Inst. for Health and Care Excellence 2014 - present Clinician advisor Recognised as an expert in cartilage repair and joint offloading to advise on technology appraisals and treatment indications

Advisory Board Member EPSRC

University of Leeds 2017 - present Optimising knee therapies through improved population stratification and precision of the intervention

Honorary Senior Lecturer

University of Manchester

2019 - present Supervising PhDs and innovative research on novel ACL reconstruction technology and Graphene applications in orthopaedics.

Liverpool University Hospitals

Orthopaedic Product News Knee - Conference Leeds

University College London 2019 - present

2018 - present

2018 - 2019 Co-Chair Orthopaedic Research Committee

Chair and designing annual meeting

MD (Res) External Examiner

He is Royal College of Surgeons Faculty on Advanced Arthroscopy and Train the Trainer and Training Assessment in the Clinical Environment Courses. He is a clinician advisor to NICE, associate editor and reviewer for several orthopaedic journals. He has written 16 book chapters, over 50 peer reviewed publications, over 145 National and International Podium and over 100 Poster Presentations.

Current research interests include graphene and stem cell applications in knee injury; ligament reconstruction, osteotomy, cartilage repair and arthroplasty outcomes and the treatment of focal articular cartilage defects and early arthritis using novel implants.

He has lectured on the effects of the Montgomery ruling upon trauma and orthopaedic surgical practice. He has been involved in producing gold standard patient information since 1996. He has instigated recent developments in internet based interactive patient information systems to facilitate patient decision making.

FFSEM RCSI 2004 Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland Speciality Fellowship Exam

MD 2000 University of Dundee Meniscectomy and Osteoarthritis

FRCSEd (Tr&Orth) 2000 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Speciality Fellowship Exam

FRCS 1994 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Surgery in General

FRCS 1994 Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Surgery in General

MB ChB 1986-1989 University of Manchester Half maroon  water polo

Medics and Combined Hospitals Rugby

BSc (Medical Science) 1983-86 University of StAndrews Blue swimming & water polo

Certificate of Merit  Medical Science

I Chemistry II & III Physiology

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Arthroscopy Association of North America- Richard O’Connor Research Award Winner

UK Biological Knee Society - President

British Association for Surgery of the Knee

British Orthopaedic Association

The British Orthopaedic Research Society

British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma Association

British Medical Association

European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy

European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

The International Cartilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation Society

International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


NHS base

Liverpool University Teaching Hospitals NHSFT, Broadgreen Hospital

01612 410 136