The WWL Way
Telephone: 01942 244 000

Mr Nikhil Shah

Mr Nikhil Shah
Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

Qualifications: 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
  • Revision hip and knee replacements
  • Complex primary hip replacement – sequelae of trauma, Perthes, previous osteotomy, deformity, dysplasia, SUFE, acetabulum fracture, failed hip trauma
  • 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 of the femur and tibia - around hip knee replacements
  • General orthopaedic trauma and fractures, soft tissue injuries
  • Long bone and peri-articular fractures
  • Acetabular non-unions and malunions 
Contact Details:

Secretary: 01257 256596

Clinic Access Times:

Friday AM clinic (weekly), 8.30 am onwards, Wrightington Hospital

Friday PM Clinic (weekly), Wigan fracture clinic


Mr Shah completed his initial orthopaedic training in India. His specialist orthopaedic training was undertaken 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 trauma. He has an interest in periprosthetic fractures around hip and knee replacements.

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. He has 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.

Professional Membership:

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Hip Society
  • Association of Pelvic Acetabular Surgeons of India (APASI)
  • British Trauma Society 
  • Faculty on several national and international courses


  • Ranawat Rothman American hip Society traveling fellowship 2014
  • 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