Consultant Profile

Professor Michael McNicholas

Professor Michael McNicholas BSc, MB, ChB, FRCS (Edinburgh & Glasgow) MD, FRCSEd (Tr & Orth), FFSEM RSCI
Practicing at:
Spire Cheshire Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Paediatric orthopaedics
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Sports injury
    • Sports medicine
Special clinical interests:

Arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction in the knee
Sports injuries
Articular cartilage resurfacing
Biopoly implant treatment
High tibial osteotomy
KineSpring® Knee Implant System
Knee joint replacement
Zimmer PSI total and unicompartmental knee replacement and revision knee replacement

Research interests:

The aetiology biomechanics, biochemistry, conservative and surgical treatments of osteoarthritis and articular cartilage defects in the knee, meniscectomy, knee instability, outcome in hip and knee replacement and orthopaedic and sports medicine aspects of golf.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Professor, Directorate of Sport, University of Salford
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Musculoskeletal Biology, University of Liverpool

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Association for Surgery of the Knee
British Orthopaedic Research Society
Facilty of Sport & Excercise Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
British Medical Association
British Orthopaedic Association

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01925 215 087
Private secretary telephone number:
01925 215040
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I was trained in St Andrews, Manchester, Dundee, Inverness and Edinburgh. I was appointed as a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon in 2001 to Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

My clinical practice covers all aspects of adult musculoskeletal disorder with particular emphasis on knee surgery, arthroscopy and ligament reconstruction of the knee, sports injuries and knee joint replacement.

I have participated in studies comparing different techniques of articular cartilage resurfacing, the ACTIVE Trial and the SUMMIT trial.

My continued interest in sports medicine has been recognised by election, without examination, as a Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Excercise Medicine of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.

I am involved in international collaborative clinical and basic science research, mainly related to knee disorders and have won awards for this. I have also studied outcomes of meniscus repair, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, multiple ligament reconstruction, hip and knee replacements, including their effect on return to golfing.

I teach on courses for orthopaedic surgeons in trauma surgery, arthroscopic surgery, ligament reconstruction of the knee and hip and knee replacement surgery.

I have been awarded an Honorary Professorship by the Directorate of Sport at the University of Salford. This was in recognition of our continued successful colaborations in research and teaching on the rehabilitation of injured sportsmen and women.

Personal profile:

I am married to Tracey and we have six children. My other main interest outside medicine is sport. I played water polo for Warrington and regularly run, swim and occasionally play golf.

I am a St Andrew's University Blue in swimming and water polo and Manchester University half Maroon in water polo. I have College and University colours in volleyball. I have played Rugby for my Medical Schools and combined Manchester Hospitals and for Madras FPRUFC.

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Professor Michael McNicholas

Professor Michael McNicholas Orthopaedic surgery Consultant, Warrington, Cheshire, private hospital specialist.

The KineSpring®
Knee Implant System

Latest osteoarthritis procedure at Spire Cheshire private hospital

Spire Cheshire Hospital is pleased to add the KineSpring® Knee Implant System to its range of orthopaedic treatments. Performed by Professor Mike McNicholas this new minimally invasive treatment offers pain relief for patients with osteoarthritis. Click here to find out more about The KineSpring® Knee Implant System.

Patient Specific Total Knee Replacement

The Zimmer PSI Knee Replacement is performed at Spire Cheshire Hospital by Professor Michael McNicholas, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Computer technology is used to perfectly align the knee replacement, providing more of a custom fit specifically for you. You will have an MRI scan from which a 3D image is created. With this information the surgeon can carefully pre-plan the surgery and produce tailor made instruments for each individual patient.

Click here to visit Personalised Knee Replacements or for more information on the Zimmer PSI Knee Replacement or call our Sales Executive on 01925 215 029

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