BIOGRAPHY
Name

Tyler Nicholson MD

Biography

Tyler Nicholson M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
William Beaumont Army Medical Center/Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso
Captain U.S. Army Medical Core
Interests include Musculoskeletal Trauma and Joint Reconstructive Surgery

Topics

Distal Fibula Fracture

Fracture of the distal fibula (lateral malleolus) occur commonly due to inversion or twisting in jury to the ankle. The fibula is the small bone on the outside or lateral aspect of the lower leg and spans from the knee joint to the ankle. The distal portion (part closest to the ankle) comprises the lateral malleolus which is the lateral... Continue Reading

Partial (unicompartmental) Knee Osteoarthritis

The knee joint consists of three anatomic compartments. These include the medial (inside), lateral (outside), and anterior (front) compartments. Osteoarthritis (or simply arthritis) is a degenerative condition of the joint which causes progressive loss of articular or joint lining cartilage . This is a separate but similar diagnosis as autoimmune arthropathies, such as Rheumatoid or Psoriatic Arthritis. Degenerative arthritis of... Continue Reading

Syndesmosis Injury

A syndesmosis injury is also known as a “high ankle sprain” and is seen commonly in high impact sports. The injury occurs in 0.5% of all ankle sprains and 13% of all ankle fractures. The syndesmosis is a complex grouping of ligaments present just above the ankle joint which functions to stabilize the ankle and attach the tibia or skin... Continue Reading

Tri-compartmental (complete) Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a degenerative condition of the joint which causes progressive loss of articular or joint lining cartilage. The disease process occurs over many years and is typically a result of natural aging and degeneration over time although it can be accelerated by things such as a history of traumatic injury or ligamentous instability (ie. Chronic ACL... Continue Reading

Osteoarthritis Of The Hip

Osteoarthritis of the hip is a degenerative condition of the joint which causes progressive loss of articular or joint lining cartilage. The disease process occurs over many years and is typically a result of natural aging and “wear and tear” over time although it can be accelerated by things such as a history of traumatic injury (ie. Prior hip fracture),... Continue Reading