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Nickil Agni
PhD Student



Nickil is an orthopaedic registrar currently taking time out of training to pursue a PhD in Health Sciences. He is the lead trainee delivering an RCT looking at deep infection rates in hip hemiarthroplasties receiving dual antibiotic loaded cement.

He will also be embedding a study within this trial aiming to improve recruitment rates and will form part of his PhD thesis.


  • BSc
  • MBBS
  • MRCS



Nickil's primary research interest is in Orthopaedics lower limb and trauma research.


Research group(s)


Full publications list

  • Myxofibrosarcoma of the extremity and trunk: a multidisciplinary approach leads to good local rates of LOCAL control. Ghazala CG, Agni NR, Ragbir M, Dildey P, Lee D, Rankin KS, Beckingsale TB, Gerrand CH. Bone Joint J. 2016 Dec;98-B(12):1682-1688.
  • Calcaneal tuberosity fixation using a Locking Compression Hook Plate. Agni NR, Fearon PV. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2016 Jul-Aug;55(4):891-3. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2016.03.012.
  • Progressive lucent lines following cemented Rimfit™ cup insertion using the rimcutter technique: cause for concern? Baker P.N, Rankin K.S, Agni N.R, Naisby S, Holland J.P, Brewster N.T. Bone Joint J 2016;98-B:313–19.

External activities


  • BOA - British Orthopaedic Association
  • BOTA - British Orthopaedic Trainees' Association
  • RCSed - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

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Nickil Agni
PhD Student