Mike McNicholas

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Mike McNicholas

Mike McNicholas is a consultant major trauma and specialist knee surgeon with a supraregional referral practice at the University Hospital Aintree in Liverpool, Major Trauma Centre for the Cheshire and Mersey Region. After completing advanced surgical training in Edinburgh, Switzerland, America and Japan he was appointed as a consultant in 2001.

He has been an Honorary Professor at the University of Salford from 2006 to 2018, Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Liverpool since 2014. From 2008 to 2016 he was a founding Director of a company delivering tactical trauma training for tactical firearms, public order, counter terrorism and SOCA units and fire and rescue services from first aid at work to enhanced D13 levels. In 2013 he was the First Chairman of the NorthWest Firearms Collaborative Clinical Governance Committee and a member until 2016, providing clinical governance for six tactical firearms units.

He is Faculty for Train the Trainer, Training Assessment in the Clinical Environment and Advanced Arthroscopy Courses of the Royal College of Surgeons and regularly invited to teach at national and international meetings, training juniors and other consultants on arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction of the knee and knee replacement and trauma surgery. The Mersey Regional Training Rotation nominated him as Trainer of the Year in 2012. He is a member of the UK National Ligament and International Cartilage Repair Society Registry Steering Committees. He is a clinician advisor to NICE and associate editor of The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, and reviewer for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Medical Research Council, the Bone and Joint Journal and The British Medical Journal and several orthopaedic journals. He has written nine book chapters, over 40 peer reviewed publications, over 130 national and international podium presentations and more than 90 poster presentations.

Current research interests include stem cell applications in knee injury, outcomes following arthroplasty, ligament reconstruction, osteotomy and the treatment of focal articular cartilage defects and early arthritis using novel implants, osteotomy and off-loading devices. Mike also focuses great interest on outcomes for complex trauma of the lower limb, such as high energy fractures treated by Ilizarov external fixation frames, multiligament injuries and dislocations of the knee and the surgical treatment of gunshot wounds.

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