University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Bio for Claude Nichols III, M.D.
Claude Nichols III, M.D.

Claude Nichols III, M.D.

Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics
Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation


Physician Leader
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Health Care Services
Fletcher Allen Health Care


Clinic Address
Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Specialty Center
192 Tilley Drive
South Burlington VT 05403
Phone: 802-847-2663
Fax: 802-847-7470


Link to Clinical Information


Contact Information
E-mail: Claude.Nichols@uvm.edu
Phone:
802-656-2250
Office Location:
UVM COM Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center, 95 Carrigan Drive, 440A Stafford Hall, Burlington, VT 05405

Education

Medical School: Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA (1979)

Research Interests

The shoulder research group has completed a study working on the kinematics of the glenohumeral joint before and after Bankart repair. They are also in the process of developing a shoulder arthrometer to quantify shoulder laxity intraoperatively. They are evaluating techniques to measure three-dimensional strain of both macro and microscopic levels, using innovative imaging techniques.

Awards and Honors

Hughston Award of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (2006)
O'Donoghue Research Award of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (1989, 1996 and 2005)
GOTS-Beiersdorf Research Award (2000)
Excellence in Teaching Award in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Vermont (1990, 1997 and 1998)
Albert Trillat Award of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (1993 and 1997)
Kappa Delta Award presented by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (1994)

Publications

Beynnon BD, Johnson RJ, Naud S, Fleming BC, Abate JA, Brattbakk B, Nichols CE, III. Accelerated versus nonaccelerated rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A prospective, randomized, double-blind investigation evaluating knee joint laxity using roentgen sterophotogrammetric analysis. Am J Sports Med 2011;39(12):2536-48.

Beynnon BD, Uh BS, Johnson RJ, Abate JA, Nichols CE III, Fleming BC, Poole AR, Roos H: Rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A prospective, randomized, double blind comparison of programs administered over two different time intervals. Am J Sports Med 2005;33(3):347-359.

Beynnon BD, Johnson RJ, Abate JA, Fleming BC, Nichols CE III: Treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: Part II. Am J Sports Med 2005;33(11):1751-1767.

Beynnon BD, Johnson RJ, Abate JA, Fleming BC, Nichols CE: Treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: Part I. Am J Sports Med 2005;33(10):1579-1602.

Novotny JE, Beynnon BD, Nichols CE III: A numerical solution to calculate internal-external rotation at the glenohumeral joint. Clinical Biomechanics 2001;(16):395-400.

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Postdoctoral Training

Sports Medicine Fellowship: Hospital-University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1985)
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Hospital-University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1984)
Orthopaedic/General Surgery Internship: Hospital-University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (1980)

Area of Interest

Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery