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Mr Nikhil Shah

Nikhil Shah: Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Cheshire
Mr Nikhil Shah
Job title
Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Clinical Director Trauma
Primary specialtyOrthopaedic Surgery
Year qualified
  • FRCS (TR&Orth)
  • FRCS (Glasg)
  • MCh (orth)
  • MS DNB         
Professional memberships
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society
  • British Trauma Society
Date of GMC registration (dd/mm/yyyy)19 May 1999
Consultantcare Ltd
Riverside Centre
Alexandra Hospital
Mill Lane
Sec: 0161 232 2426 (Wed, Thurs, Fri only)
0161 232 2441
Professional profile

Based in Manchester, Mr Shah is an orthopaedic and trauma consultant since 2006. He works at Wrightington hospital which specialises in lower limb problems, in particular hip and knee replacements, revision surgery, lower limb trauma and pelvic-acetabular fractures. He has extensive experience in medicolegal practice, providing personal injury reports, and reports on clinical negligence within his specialist areas.

Areas of expertise
· Personal Injury Condition prognosis

· Fractures of long bones- femur, tibia, ankle, femoral neck, hip

· Common upper limb fractures

· Periarticular / joint fractures- knee, ankle, hip

· Pelvic ring injuries, fractures of the acetabulum

· Soft tissue injuries / sprains / strains, neck and back, after falls, traffic accidents etc

· Causation / Clinical negligence work in area of special interest

· Failed hip and knee replacements and sequelae of joint replacement surgery

· Infection loosening neurovascular problems dislocation fractures pain etc

· Painful joint replacements, failed metal on metal problems

· Pelvic-acetabular fractures

· Septic arthritis


Medico-legal experience

Mr Shah provides reports on clinical negligence within his specialist area of practice, including primary and revision hip and knee replacements, pelvic and acetabular fractures and long bone and periarticular trauma.

He also provides reports on personal injuries that arise from road traffic accidents, falls, slips, trips, major trauma, upper and lower limb and pelvic fractures (wrist, hip, tibia, ankle and femur), soft neck tissue and back injuries (whiplash), injuries of the knee, ankle and periprosthetic fractures and low velocity impact.

His workload is approximately split between 45:45:10 Claimant/ defendant/ single joint expert. He gets instructions from major UK solicitor firms and provides comprehensive CPR complaint reports.

Medico-legal training

2013 - British orthopaedic Association medicolegal session on - Pain, Percentages, Advancement/Acceleration and other nebulous concepts in medicolegal practice.

2013 - Faculty - 4th Annual Oxford Medical Law Conference Wadham College, September 2013.

2013 - Complex and Curious Personal Injury Claims, Leeds, Organisers - 7 Solicitors LLP J Kelbie and Barrister J Dingle, Jackson reforms discussed

2012 - Medicolegal update, BOA September 2012

2012 - Faculty Courtroom Skills course, Irwin Mitchell, TLA Medicolegal & Kings Chambers Leeds 2012

2012 - Clinical Negligence in Orthopaedics, Wrightington, Feb 2012

2011 - Enrolled Bond Solon Certificate course

2011 - Faculty -Courtroom experience training course, BTS, Manchester

2011 - The Whiplash conference Leeds 2011 (discussion about LVI)

2011 - Medicolegal reporting training course Leeds 2011

2010 - Clinical Negligence training course Leicester June 2010

2010 - Medicolegal Training and report writing course Leeds May 2010

2008 - Core and Essential Medicolegal Training courses, Bolton

2007 - Medicolegal report writing course

2006 - Medico-legal Experts certificate- (Inns of Court School of Law, City University, London, & In Practice Training)

2006 - Medico-legal report writing (core skills) Professional Solutions

Key publications

“The evidence of hip resurfacing”. Nikhil Shah, Martyn Porter. “Evidence based orthopaedics” TFM publication 2006.

Kumar, N.A. Shah et al. Operative management of acetabular fractures-A review of 73 fractures. Injury,Vol 36, Issue 5, May 2005, 605-612.

Review Article- Nikhil Shah, Martyn Porter. The Evolution of Cemented Stems. in “Orthopaedics”. Aug 2005, Vol 28, No. 8, SUPP, p 1 to 7. 

Court experience
Single attendance to date in 5 years.
Time frame for delivery of reports
Within twenty working days
Fees (Please provide details of your fee structure - optional)

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