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Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 69

Dr. Nicola

DISC Sports & Spine Center

13160 Mindanao Way Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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Dr. Frederic Nicola, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Marina Del Rey, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Rush Medical College Of Rush University in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.


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(310) 574-0487

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Medicaid
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Dr. Nicola's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicola treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Nicola treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicola treats Joint Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Nicola treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nicola treats Knee Disorders more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Nicola treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Nicola's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

cartilage restorationa athletic and arthritic disorders

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1984
John's Hopkins U
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Ucla Center Health Scis
Residency Hospital
1978
Ucla Center Health Scis
Internship Hospital
1977
Rush Medical College Of Rush University
Medical School
1973
U.C.L.A.
Undergraduate School
1984
1981
1978
1977
1973

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Nicola's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nicola

4.5

Based on 36 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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(1)
2 Stars
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1 Star
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(4)

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I have been seeing Dr. Nicola for 3 months now and he has made such a difference in my ability to live my life with no knee pain! I am so grateful for him and his nurses have always gone above and beyond to give the best care and really make sure I am comfortable and feeling my best.
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I am a patient. Dr Nicola has made a real difference in my life. I am walking because of his exceptional expertise. You will never find a more caring and kind doctor. His staff is professional, friendly and efficient. You will never be under the care of any better or more qualified orthopedic specialist and surgeon.
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Very personable and knowledgeable.
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