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Dr. Claude Nichols, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 65

Dr. Nichols

Orthopedics Specialty Center

192 Tilley Dr South Burlington, VT 05403

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Dr. Claude Nichols, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in South Burlington, VT and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.


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(802) 847-2663

Dr. Nichols accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Vermont
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nichols' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nichols treats Joint Pain more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Nichols treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nichols treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Nichols treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nichols treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Nichols treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Nichols' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Claude Nichols, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in South Burlington, VT and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Pa Health System
Residency Hospital
1979
Temple University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1979

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Dr. Nichols' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nichols

4.6

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10 years ago Dr. Nichols surgically corrected my right knee after coming to the correct diagnosis which was missed by a different MD. That knee is still doing well. Saw Nichols today for a different problem with the left knee, and after he diagnosed and described the problem using models as a visual aid he concluded that the best option was not imaging or surgery, rather physical therapy. Appropriately conservative, using a 12/2013 NEJM study to back up his decision. I rarely give 5 stars.
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In 2011 Dr. Nichols performed ACL reconstruction on my knee. He suggested because of my age that I could benefit from utilizing my own tissues for the reconstruction rather than cadaver tissues. He clearly explained my options and what would happen during to procedure. He prepared me for recovery by letting me know what would be the most difficult, to what levels of activity I could engage in post-op. With good surgery and PT, I sometimes forget which knee I had done.
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Dr Nichols provided excellent care and support for an older female needing an ACL replacement. Other doctors made me feel as if i was too old to warrant the procedure,but Dr Nichols understood my active lifestyle and was extremely supportive. The surgery and post-op went better than expected and i am on my way to resuming my former activities
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