Nikhil Shah

Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon


FRCS(Tr & Orth) FRCS (Glasgow), MCh(orth) Liverpool, MS(orth), DNB(orth) MBBS

Speciality Areas:

Elective Practice

  • Primary hip replacement in young adults and elderly
  • Complex primary hip replacement
  • Primary and complex primary knee replacement
  • Young adult with hip and knee arthritis
  • Post trauma hip replacement/reconstruction after hip/acetabular fracture
  • Complex acetabular reconstruction - pelvic discontinuity
  • Hip replacement after femoral deformity, Perthes, SUFE, dysplasia
  • Knee arthroscopy, meniscal tears

Trauma Practice

  • Regional Tertiary North West Pelvic Acetabular Fracture Service
  • Pelvic and acetabular fractures
  • Periprosthetic fractures of the acetabulum
  • Periprosthetic fractures around hip knee replacements
  • General orthopaedic trauma and fractures, soft tissue injuries
  • Long bone and peri-articular fractures 

Contact Details:

Secretary: 01257 256596


Clinic Access Times:

Monday (Alternate weeks) all day clinic, 8.30 am onwards, Wrightington Hospital

Mr. Shah is available to provide telephone advice to General Practitioners via his secretary if needed


Mr Shah completed his initial orthopaedic training in India and specialist orthopaedic training in the UK with fellowship training at the Centre for Hip Surgery, Wrightington Hospital, in hip and knee replacements and revision surgery. He also trained in the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Institute, part of Sunnybrook and Women’s hospital in Toronto, Canada furthering his knowledge and experience in joint replacement surgery. He was awarded the gold medal for the FRCS(Trauma and orth) exams in 2003 and went to Hong Kong as the Young Ambassador of the British Orthopaedic Association in 2004.
He has been providing the regional pelvic and acetabular fracture service as a Consultant from 2006, as part of a team, which relocated to Wrightington in September 2009.

Mr Shah concentrates on hip and knee replacements for arthritis and other problems such as post trauma, previous surgery, deformity, failed implants, both in the young and elderly patients. He has particular interest in the fractured acetabulum following previous hip replacement surgery. He also provides a trauma service concentrating mainly on the lower limb with some general upper limb trauma. He has an interest in periprosthetic fractures around hip and knee replacements. He routinely does knee arthroscopic surgery for problems like meniscal tears and other knee problems.

Mr Shah has lectured on several national and international platforms and teaches as faculty on various courses, particularly travelling to India to conduct acetabular and pelvic fracture workshops annually. He has several publications, presentations and abstracts nationally and internationally in well recognised journals, including review articles and book chapters. His research interests include outcomes after acetabular fractures.

He enjoys playing badminton, travelling and spending time with his family and children.

Professional Membership:

British Orthopaedic Association
British Hip Society
Association of Pelvic Acetabular Surgeons of India (APASI)
Faculty on courses run by A0-ASIF (UK) Education


BOA-Zimmer Travelling fellowship     2005
Young Ambassador of the British Orthopaedic association    2004
Walter Mercer medal for FRCS (orth) exam    2003
Edward Burton Memorial Prize FRCS (orth)    2003
The John Charnley prize      2002