Mr Paul Nicolai

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

FRCS (Trauma & Ortho)

Year qualified:1987


Personal profile

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) and knee joint replacements (partial and total). 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.

Professional Memberships

  • British Association for Surgery of Knee (BASK)
  • European Society for Sports injuries
  • Knee Surgery and Arthoscopy (ESSKA)
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Clinical Interests

  • Knee replacement and arthroscopy, osteotomies (realignment) around the knee for arthritis
  • Sports medicine and injuries
  • Hip replacement

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