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Florian Nickisch
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Florian Nickisch, MD

Languages spoken: English, German, French

Clinical Locations

University Orthopaedic Center

Salt Lake City
801-587-7109
  • 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 )

    The patient rating score is an average of all responses on our patient experience survey. The rating averages scores for all questions about care from our providers.

    The scale on which responses are measured is 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    April 25, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Really great surgeon! Very clear and concise. I felt real concern for myself. And I was very appreciative. Thanks so much!

    April 18, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Nickisch is so good at explaining his reading of an MRI. He is polite and carefully listens to consider all health information, not just his field. I feel very confident being in his hands.

    April 11, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Such a nice person! And he explains things so you can understand.

    April 11, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    He was very knowledgeable and pleasant.

    April 10, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Nickisch was very nice and caring, so was his resident doctor. I hope that they can help me with my Staff infection.

    April 04, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Would highly recommend Dr. Nickisch for foot problems. He performed a complicated surgery on my left foot, and after healing, the results have been fantastic. No more pain, and I'm able to continue an active lifestyle at 68 years old.

    March 30, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Only doctor I trust with.my ankle.

    March 28, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr Nickisch is a great doctor, very knowledgeable and very good explaining symptoms and remedies.

    March 26, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Very straightforward in communication and remarkably proactive in coordinating care of injuries from multiple specialties.

  • 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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