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Nickolas Nahm MD
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon


Top Conditions

  • Limb-Length Discrepancy and Limb Differences
  • Lower Extremity Deformity
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Fractures
*This is not a complete list of conditions

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My Locations

  • I love being a pediatric orthopedic surgeon because I have the opportunity to restore and optimize function in children every day. My goal is to work together with the child, family, and entire care team to find an individualized treatment plan that offers the best solution for the child.

  • Medical School: 
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

    Orthopaedic Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital; Diagnostic Radiology, Henry Ford Hospital

    Pediatric Orthopaedics, AI duPont Hospital for Children; Neuromuscular Orthopaedics, AI duPont Hospital for Children; Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction, Sinai Hospital

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and Orthopaedic Trauma Association

    • Feng C, Tollin G, Hazzard JT, Nahm NJ, Guillemette JG, Salerno JC,

    Ghosh DK. Direct measurement by laser flash photolysis of intraprotein

    electron transfer in a rat neuronal nitric oxide synthase. J. Am. Chem. Soc.

    129 : 5621-9. 2007

    • Feng C, Dupont AL, Nahm NJ, Spratt DE, Hazzard JT, Weinberg JB,

    Guillemette JG, Tollin G, Ghosh DK. Intraprotein electron transfer in

    inducible nitric oxide synthase holoenzyme. J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 14 :

    133-42. 2009

    • Nahm NJ, Como JJ, Wilber JH, Vallier HA. Early appropriate care:

    definitive stabilization of femoral fractures within 24 hours of injury is safe

    in most patients with multiple injuries. J Trauma. 71 : 175-85. 2011

    • Ghosh DK, Ray K, Rogers AJ, Nahm NJ, Salerno JC. FMN fluorescence in

    inducible NOS constructs reveals a series of conformational states

    involved in the reductase catalytic cycle. FEBS J. 279 : 1306-17. 2012

    • Nahm N, Lubin J, Lubin J, Bankwitz BK, Castelaz M, Chen X, Shackson

    JC, Aggarwal MN, Totten VY. Therapy dogs in the emergency department.

    West J Emerg Med. 13 : 363-5. 2012

    • Nahm NJ, Patterson BM, Vallier HA. The impact of injury severity and

    transfer status on reimbursement for care of femur fractures. J Trauma

    Acute Care Surg. 73 : 957-65. 2012

    • Nahm NJ, Vallier HA. Timing of definitive treatment of femoral shaft

    fractures in patients with multiple injuries: a systematic review of

    randomized and nonrandomized trials. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 73 :

    1046-63. 2012

    • Nahm NJ, Como JJ, Vallier HA. The impact of major operative fractures in

    blunt abdominal injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 74 : 1307-14. 2013

    • Nahm NJ, Moore TA, Vallier HA. Use of two grading systems in

    determining risks associated with timing of fracture fixation. J Trauma

    Acute Care Surg. 77 : 268-79. 2014

    • Lane MK, Nahm NJ, Vallier HA. Morbidity and Mortality of Bilateral Femur

    Fractures. Orthopedics. 38 : e588-92. 2015

    • Childs BR, Nahm NJ, Dolenc AJ, Vallier HA. Obesity Is Associated With

    More Complications and Longer Hospital Stays After Orthopaedic Trauma.

    J Orthop Trauma. 29 : 504-9. 2015

    • Vallier HA, Moore TA, Nahm NJ. Re: Issues regarding patient assessment

    scores that focus on acid base changes in fracture patients. J Trauma

    Acute Care Surg. 80 : 838-9. 2016

    • Childs BR, Nahm NJ, Moore TA, Vallier HA. Multiple Procedures in the

    Initial Surgical Setting: When Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks in

    Patients With Multiple System Trauma?. J Orthop Trauma. 30 : 420-5.


    • Frisch NB, Nahm NJ, Khalil JG, Les CM, Guthrie ST, Charters MA. Short

    Versus Long Cephalomedullary Nails for Pertrochanteric Hip Fracture.

    Orthopedics. 40 : 83-88. 2017

    • Nahm NJ, Graham HK, Gormley ME, Georgiadis AG. Management of

    hypertonia in cerebral palsy. Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 30 : 57-64. 2018

    • Daley E, Nahm N, Koueiter D, Zaltz I. Does Compensatory Anterior Pelvic

    Tilt Decrease After Bilateral Periacetabular Osteotomy?. Clin. Orthop.

    Relat. Res. 477 : 1168-1175. 2019

    • Nahm NJ, Frisch NB, Ghacham W, Les CM, Guthrie ST, Charters MA.

    Radiographic Predictors of Screw Cutout for Intertrochanteric Fractures

    Treated With Cephalomedullary Nails. J Surg Orthop Adv. 28 : 115-120.


    • Nahm N, Bey MJ, Liu S, Guthrie ST. Ankle Motion and Offloading in Short

    Leg Cast and Low and High Fracture Boots. Foot Ankle Int. 40 :

    1416-1423. 2019

    • Nahm NJ, Sohrweide SS, Wervey RA, Schwartz MH, Novacheck TF.

    Surgical treatment of pes planovalgus in ambulatory children with cerebral

    palsy: Static and dynamic changes as characterized by multi-segment foot

    modeling, physical examination and radiographs. Gait Posture. 76 :

    168-174. 2020

    • Halanski MA; Nahm NJ. Current Concept Review: Spinal Muscular

    Atrophy. Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society. 2020 May; Vol. 2 (1)

    Nahm N, Boyce Nichols LR. Percutaneous Osteotomies in Pediatric

    Deformity Correction. Orthop. Clin. North Am. 51 : 345-360. 2020

    • Georgiadis AG, Koester TM, Mackenzie WG, Nahm NJ, Novotny SA,

    Rogers KJ, Siljander BR, Sousa TC, White KK, Walker KR. Intraoperative

    Neurological Monitoring in Lower Limb Surgery for Patients With

    Mucopolysaccharidoses. Journal of pediatric orthopedics. 2020

  • Spending time with my wife and daughter, traveling, reading.

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