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Florian Nickisch
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Florian Nickisch, MD

Languages spoken: English, German, French

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  • Dr. Florian Nickisch, Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics specializes in the care of the foot and ankle and traumatic injuries to the lower extremity. Dr. Nickisch’s clinical interests include acute and subacute traumatic injuries to the foot and ankle (Achilles Tendon ruptures, calcaneus fractures, talus fractures midfoot fractures and fracture dislocations), reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, and sports injuries of the foot and ankle. Dr. Nickisch received his medical degree at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich Germany. Dr. Nickisch completed his orthopaedic residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He completed fellowships in Orthopaedic Trauma at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery at the OL Miller Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition he was a visiting fellow at the Sigvart T. Hansen Foot & Ankle Institute at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. His research interests include the anatomy of complex foot and ankle deformities, post-traumatic arthritis of the foot and ankle and surgical outcomes research.
    Dr. Nickish sees patients in clinic at the University Orthopaedic Center on Mondays and Fridays. He performs surgery at the University Orthopaedic Center and the University Health Sciences Center.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 272 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    August 24, 2023
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Nickisch was always very personable with lots of good information and time for my questions.

    August 16, 2023
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    He was very nice and kind. He understood my problem and explained very things clearly.

    August 16, 2023
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Nickish is the absolute best. He fixed my ankle a year after a different surgeon failed to. I had constant pain and walked with a noticeable limp, but after Dr. Nickish operated on it, I can walk normally without any pain. I am very grateful to him and can't recommend him enough. My only regret is having a different surgeon operate on it first. Thank you Dr. Nickish and University Orthopeadics.

    August 11, 2023
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Never felt rushed, Dr Nickisch took the time to explain the Xrays, his plan for surgery, answered questions, and was very thorough in all phases of recovery. Very personable and welcoming.

    July 20, 2023
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Nickisch is a very respectful and caring person he care for his patients

    July 20, 2023
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    It was a brief visit but felt comfortable with the answers I got. I felt Dr. Nickisch was very knowledgeable about my issues.

    July 16, 2023
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Nickisch is nothing short of a magician who has been able to repair my foot and get me waking and driving again. Definitely life-changing. I trust him implicitly.

    July 13, 2023
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr Nickisch is very thoughtful and thorough. He took care of my son 8 years ago and he was the only surgeon I wanted to take care of my ankle injury. He and his team are wonderful.

    July 11, 2023
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    He is very through.

  • Dr. Florian Nickisch, Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics specializes in the care of the foot and ankle and traumatic injuries to the lower extremity. Dr. Nickisch’s clinical interests include acute and subacute traumatic injuries to the foot and ankle (Achilles Tendon ruptures, calcaneus fractures, talus fractures midfoot fractures and fracture dislocations), reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle, and sports injuries of the foot and ankle. Dr. Nickisch received his medical degree at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich Germany. Dr. Nickisch completed his orthopaedic residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He completed fellowships in Orthopaedic Trauma at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgery at the OL Miller Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina. In addition he was a visiting fellow at the Sigvart T. Hansen Foot & Ankle Institute at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. His research interests include the anatomy of complex foot and ankle deformities, post-traumatic arthritis of the foot and ankle and surgical outcomes research.
    Dr. Nickish sees patients in clinic at the University Orthopaedic Center on Mondays and Fridays. He performs surgery at the University Orthopaedic Center and the University Health Sciences Center.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Orthopaedics -Primary
    Board Certification
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Education history

    Fellowship Orthopedic Foot & Ankle - O.L. Miller Foot and Ankle Institute OrthoCarolina Fellow
    Orthopedic Trauma - Brown University School of Medicine Fellow
    Fellowship Orthopedic Foot & Ankle - Sigvard T. Hansen Foot & Ankle Institute Visiting Fellow
    Orthopedic Surgery - Rhode Island Hospital Chief Resident
    Residency Orthopedic Surgery - Brown University School of Medicine Resident
    General Surgery - Brown University School of Medicine Intern
    Professional Medical Medicine - Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet Muenchen M.D.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Ross H, Marchand L, Cardon J, Beals T, Barg A, Nickisch F, Haller JM (2021). Patient reported outcomes following lateral process talus fracture. J Orthop Trauma, 35(12), e470-e474. (Read full article)
    2. Nixon DC, Zhang C, Weinberg MW, Presson AP, Nickisch F (2020). Relationship of Press Ganey Satisfaction and PROMIS Function and Pain in Foot and Ankle Patients. Foot Ankle Int, 41(10), 1206-1211. (Read full article)
    3. Neumann JA, Nickisch F (2019). Neurologic Disorders and Cavovarus Deformity. Foot Ankle Clin, 24(2), 195-203. (Read full article)
    4. Gorman TM, Beals TC, Nickisch F, Saltzman CL, Lyman M, Barg A (2016). Hindfoot Arthrodesis with the Blade Plate: Increased Risk of Complications and Nonunion in a Complex Patient Population. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 474(10), 2280-99. (Read full article)
    5. Barg A, Saltzman CL, Beals TC, Bachus KN, Blankenhorn BD, Nickisch F (2016). Arthroscopic Talar Dome Access Using a Standard Versus Wire-Based Traction Method for Ankle Joint Distraction. Arthroscopy, 32(7), 1367-74. (Read full article)
    6. Chalayon O, Wang B, Blankenhorn B, Jackson JB 3rd, Beals T, Nickisch F, Saltzman CL (2015). Factors Affecting the Outcomes of Uncomplicated Primary Open Ankle Arthrodesis. Foot Ankle Int, 36(10), 1170-9. (Read full article)
    7. Barg A, Suter T, Nickisch F, Wegner NJ, Hintermann B (2015). Osteotomies of the Talar Neck for Posttraumatic Malalignment. Foot Ankle Clin, 1-17.
    8. Jackson JB 3rd, Jacobson L, Banerjee R, Nickisch F (06/2015). Distraction Subtalar Arthrodesis. Foot Ankle Clin, 20(2), 195-380.
    9. Chalayon O, Wang B, Blankenhorn B, Jackson JB 3rd, Beals T, Nickisch F, Saltzman CL (05/20/2015). Factors Affecting the Outcomes of Uncomplicated Primary Open Ankle Arthrodesis. Foot Ankle Int.
    10. Cychosz CC, Phisitkul P, Barg A, Nickisch F, van Dijk CN, Glazebrook MA (2014). Foot and ankle tendoscopy: evidence-based recommendations. Arthroscopy, 30(6), 755-65. (Read full article)
    11. Nickisch F, Barg A, Saltzman CL, Beals TC, Bonasia DE, Phisitkul P, Femino JE, Amendola A (2012). Posterior Ankle and Hindfoot Arthroscopy. JBJS Essent Surg Tech, 2(3), e15. (Read full article)
    12. Beals TC, Junko JT, Amendola A, Nickisch F, Saltzman CL (2010). Minimally invasive distraction technique for prone posterior ankle and subtalar arthroscopy. Foot Ankle Int, 31(4), 316-9. (Read full article)
    13. Beals TC, Nickisch F (2008). Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and the cavovarus foot. Foot Ankle Clin, 13(2), 259-74, vi-vii. (Read full article)
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