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Nikhil Shah: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hip and Knee Specialist, Manchester

Nikhil Shah
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hip and Knee Specialist, Manchester: Nikhil Shah

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.

After completing his orthopaedic higher specialist training in the North West, Mr Shah went on to do advanced training fellowships in hip and knee replacement and revision surgery at Wrightington Hospital and the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Institute in Toronto, Canada. Practicing as NHS consultant at Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS FT and in Manchester, he has a special interest in lower limb surgery, particularly patients with hip knee and pelvic-acetabular problems. He has also recently completed the prestigious Rothman Ranawat American hip society travelling fellowship in 2014.

His elective practice consists mainly of primary and revision hip and knee replacement surgery. Additionally, he also provides the regional service for pelvic and acetabular fractures in the NHS for the North West. He has worked as Clinical Director for trauma from 2010-2012 at RAEI Wigan.

Mr Shah also teaches on various courses nationally and abroad, including courses on fractures, pelvic-acetabular trauma and arthroplasty. Mr Shah's clinical research interests include monitoring the outcomes of acetabular fractures, hip revision arthroplasties and pelvic ring injuries. His research has been presented at several national, European and international meetings.

At his NHS Practice, he provides regional tertiary pelvic-acetabular trauma service and has a special interest in primary and revision hip and knee joint replacements, long bone and joint articular fractures and knee arthroscopy. Mr Shah's work load consists of specialist lower limb and some general upper limb trauma, periprosthetic fractures around joint replacements and soft tissue injuries arising from accidents, falls and other mechanisms. Mr Shah also treats young adults who have a variety of different hip and knee problems. Additionally, he provides treatment for dysplasia, early arthritis, soft tissue problems, sports related bony injuries and performs the Ganz osteotomy for young adults with dyplastic hip problems. He has a special interest in dealing with periprosthetic fractures, particularly of the acetabulum.

Experience in medicolegal reporting

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

Areas covered

  • 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


GMC Number:


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Date of registration:


31 May 2002

390977 A


Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals

Mr Nikhil Shah sees private referrals at the John Charnley Wing at Wrightington Hospital and is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers.


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Contact details

Consultantcare Ltd

Riverside Centre

Alexandra Hospital

Mill Lane




Email: Nikhil.shah@consultantcare.com

Sec: 0161 232 2426

Fax:  0161 850 1270


Areas of expertise

Qualifications and memberships


  • FRCS (Tr&Orth)
  • FRCS (Glasg)
  • MCh (orth)
  • MS (orth)
  • DNB (orth)

Professional memberships


Places of work

NHS base

Wrightington Hospital, Hall Lane,
Appley Bridge,

Tel: 01942 244000


Private practice 

Spire Hospital, Russell Road, Whalley Range, Manchester,M16 8AJ

Tel: 01612 322 691

Fax: 01612 322 255

Email: nikhil.shah@consultantcare.com 


The Alexandra Hospital, Mill Lane, Cheadle

Cheshire, SK8 2WJ

Tel: 01614 957 000