Nikolaj “Nik” Wolfson, MD, FRCSC, FACS, Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Wolfson completed his orthopedic surgery training in Canada, and after an Academic practice as a full-time faculty at USC in Los Angeles, moved to the San Francisco Bay area. He has recently joined the Rideout Orthopedic Clinic.
Dr. Wolfson completed his fellowship in a field of orthopedic reconstruction and orthopedic trauma at the University of Toronto specializing in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of arthritis. He is one of the first to implement Direct Anterior Hip Approach for hip replacement procedures and specializing in the area of hip and knee preservation and replacement, both primary and revisions, knee replacement surgeries, using cutting edge technology, from custom made implants to computer navigation and robot assisted surgeries. Dr. Wolfson is also an orthopedic trauma specialist and does most complex surgeries for fractures and dislocation including treatment of complications of trauma, joint and limb salvage procedures: deformity corrections, treatment of non-united fractures, limb lengthening procedures and treatment of bone infections-osteomyelitis.
Besides day to day orthopedic surgery, Dr. Wolfson is active in international humanitarian medical assistance. In 2010 he participated as an orthopedic surgeon in medical relief in Haiti following the devastating earthquake. He was a part of the US Navy and operated on the US Navy Ship “Comfort.” In 2015 he was part of the military field hospital in Nepal following the Gurke earthquake. Dr. Wolfson is one of the world recognized leaders in the organization SICOT, where he is a member of The Foundation Board and Trauma Committee, as well as a member of many other organizations. He is also an author and chief editor of the first in its kind book, Orthopedics in Disasters, published by Springer. He is the author of many articles and book chapters. Dr. Wolfwon is passionate about medical technology. He was visiting fellow at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California and is the holder of a number of patents related to the medical field and orthopedics in particular.
Dr. Wolfson is very excited about his new position as an attending orthopedic surgeon and Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Rideout Regional Medical Center (RRMC). He is a resident of Yuba City and his vision is to make the Orthopedic Surgery program at RRMC “the best orthopedics the community can wish and be proud of: professional, passionate, affordable and local.”
“Success of our orthopedic care is possible only if we all work together: surgeons, internists, physical therapists and nutritionists, administration and management. And the most important is to be together with our patient, as a partnership, be transparent and dedicated, loyal and trustworthy.”
His favorite saying is one by Dr. W.J. Mayo:
“The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered.”
Dr. Wolfson has succeeded in amateur sport and won National Championships in boxing in two countries. He loves tennis, music, nature and healthy food. But more than anything else is people. “Everyone is special unique and beautiful in they own way.”
The office phone is 530-751-7201 and referrals can be faxed to 530-751-2704. For those within Rideout Medical Foundation, referrals can be sent via eCW to Audrey Lingenfelter.
Welcome Dr Wolfson!