- Bupa Platinum consultant
- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Video and telephone consultations
Following my orthopaedic and trauma training in Budapest, I came to the UK in 2005. I had further specialist training in a wide range of subspecialties and a formal fellowship in hip and knee replacement surgery at the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire. I was first appointed as a consultant in the UK in 2009.
I worked for Oxford University Hospitals between 2013-2019 as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon. Since January 2019 I only work in the private sector.
I specialize in hip and knee replacement surgery, joint preservation and sports injuries of the knee.
In my clinical work I perform hip replacements including cemented and uncemented techniques using minimally invasive techniques.
In the knee I aim to preserve the joint and offer re-alignment surgery instead of replacement where possible. I use both total and partial knee replacements including patello-femoral implants depending on the areas affected by arthritis. From 2021 I am offering custom made knee replacements for my private patients.
I am leading the implementation of a rapid recovery and day surgery pathway for joint replacement patients at the Ramsay Treatment Centre. This brings several benefits for our patients with better pain management, quicker mobilization and sleeping in their own bed on the day of surgery!
I have a special interest in the use of digital technology for precision, personalized medicine.
I hold a Ph.D degree in cartilage research and I am the author of several papers published internationally on this subject as well as on aspects of hip surgery.
1997 Doctor of Medicine (with honours)
1999 MSc in Medical Law
2002 Board exam in Orthopaedics
2004 MSc in Health Care Management
2004 Board exam in Trauma Surgery
2008 PhD in cartilage research
2009 Fellowship in hip and knee surgery
I am a fellow of Royal College of Surgeons and a member of the European Hip Society.
Areas of interest
Total Hip Replacement; Custom Made Total Knee Replacement; Total Knee Replacement; Unicondylar knee replacement; Patello-femoral knee replacement; Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction; Osteotomy; ACL reconstruction; Minimally invasive surgery; Knee pain; Hip pain; Knee sprain; Arthritis; Cartilage damage; Knee instability; Arthritis of joint; Dislocation of joint; Sports injury
- Karen Nicholls
- Ramsay Horton Treatment Centre Hightown Road Banbury OX16 9FG
- 01295 755010
- 07436 039656
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Umair Ikram Fee Assured
- Dr Dev Tilak Fee Assured
Personalized medicine with a special focus on custom made implants.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- German - Conversational
Several publications on cartilage research and aspects of hip surgery.
Podium presentations on hip surgery, knee surgery, medical education and digital therapeutics.
Courses offered to GPs
I can offer educational sessions on the diagnosis and treatment of hand, hip and knee conditions as well as injection workshops for interested GPs and physiotherapists.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
Please click on this link if you would like to see information about this healthcare professional’s performance compared to their peers, as published by their medical professional body.http://www.njrcentre.org.uk/njrcentre/default.aspx
All common complications following joint replacement and keyhole surgery below average.
- Doctor of Medicine Semmelweis University Budapest 1997
- Ph.D. Semmelweis University Budapest 2008
- Fellowship training in hip and knee replacement surgery University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire 2009
Reference number 6135979
Details of entry to specialist register
- Full with specialist registration , 2005
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Engl)
Member of the European Hip Society
- The Cherwell Hospital
- 08:00 - 16:00
- 01295 755010
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
The Cherwell Hospital
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Minimally invasive hip replacement (one incision) - (1-5)
Autograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (including arthroscopic and meniscectomy) - (1-5)
Unicompartmental knee replacement - (1-5)