Luke Nicholson, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor Of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
AddressHC2 - 1520 San Pablo Street, #2000
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90033
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    Pasadena Magazine2021Top Doctor
    Los Angeles Magazine2022Southern California Rising Star

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    Luke Nicholson, MD, is an assistant professor of clinical orthopaedic surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Nicholson is an orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgeon who specializes in the management of upper extremity conditions involving the hand, wrist and elbow, including fractures, arthritis and peripheral nerve disorders. He has special expertise in reconstructive, arthroscopic, and microvascular surgery.

    His philosophy is to treat each patient with the same care and commitment he would give a family member, striving to understand each patient’s unique condition in order to select the optimal course in treatment. He is dedicated to using the best available scientific evidence and technology to provide the highest quality care in a compassionate, relatable manner.
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    1. Harms Reporting in Randomized Controlled Trials Underpinning the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guidelines for Distal Radius Fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2023 Apr 24. Thompson AA, Iyer A, Mayfield CK, Petrigliano FA, Nicholson LT, Liu JN. PMID: 37097262.
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    2. Utilizing Google Trends to Track Online Interest in Elective Hand Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Cureus. 2021 Aug; 13(8):e17313. Mohty KM, Lashkari N, Gittings DJ, Bell JA, Stevanovic M, Nicholson LT. PMID: 34567866; PMCID: PMC8451539.
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    3. Lunate Revascularization With Temporary Internal Radiocarpal Spanning Fixation for Kienböck Disease. Hand (N Y). 2023 01; 18(1):126-132. Nicholson LT, Pidgeon TS, Lauder A, Rellan I, Richard MJ, Ruch DS. PMID: 33855882; PMCID: PMC9806532.
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    4. Single Versus Dual Headless Compression Screw Fixation of Scaphoid Nonunions: A Biomechanical Comparison. Hand (N Y). 2022 Nov; 17(6):1122-1127. Nicholson LT, Sochol KM, Azad A, Alluri RK, Hill JR, Ghiassi A. PMID: 33412955; PMCID: PMC9608281.
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    5. The management of clenched fist injuries with local anaesthesia and field sterility. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2021 May; 46(4):411-415. Kay HF, Kang HP, Fisch R, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A, Nicholson LT. PMID: 32990135.
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    6. Ulnocarpal-Spanning Plate Fixation as a Novel Technique for Complex Distal Ulna Fracture: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2020 Jul-Sep; 10(3):e20.00190. Sochol KM, Nicholson LT, Ghiassi A. PMID: 32960016.
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    7. Proximal Radius Fractures in Children. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Oct 01; 27(19):e876-e886. Nicholson LT, Skaggs DL. PMID: 30865025.
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    8. Wrist-Spanning Fixation of Radiocarpal Dislocation: A Cadaveric Assessment of Ulnar Translation. Hand (N Y). 2021 07; 16(4):482-490. Azad A, Choi JT, Fisch R, Gipsman A, Nicholson LT, Ghiassi A. PMID: 31517519; PMCID: PMC8283113.
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    9. Risk of Knee Sepsis After Treatment of Open Tibia Fractures: A Multicenter Comparison of Suprapatellar and Infrapatellar Approaches. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 02; 32(2):88-92. Marecek GS, Nicholson LT, Broghammer FH, Talerico M, Tougas C, Donegan DJ, Scolaro JA. PMID: 28906305.
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    10. Use of a Defined Surgical Approach for the Debridement of Open Tibia Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Jan; 32(1):e1-e4. Marecek GS, Nicholson LT, Auran RT, Lee J. PMID: 28787326.
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    11. Redefining Zone II: Anatomy of the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Insertion. Hand (N Y). 2019 05; 14(3):377-380. Nicholson LT, Hill JR, McKnight B, Heckmann N, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. PMID: 29020826; PMCID: PMC6535955.
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