Dr Nick Vertzyas

Dr Nicholas Vertzyas

Dr Nick Vertzyas

Dr Nick Vertzyas is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Joint Replacement of the Knee and Hip.

On this page you will find and outline of Dr Nick Vertzyas’

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in Orthopaedic Surgery FRACS 2003
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery MBBS – 1992 University of New South Wales
  • Fellow of the Australian Orthopaedic Association – 2006

Memberships:

  • Fellow Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Orthopaedics
  • Fellow Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Member Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellow Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association
  • International member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member Australian Orthopaedic Surgeons Research Foundation
  • Member World Orthopaedic Concern
  • Member Orthopaedic Outreach
  • Member of the Australian Arthroplasty Society
  • NSW Medical Board # MPO 276899

Appointments & Hospitals

  • Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics – St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Sydney
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon- St Vincent’s Private Hospital and St Vincent’s Clinic, Sydney
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon – Prince Of Wales Private Hospital, Sydney
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon- Bankstown Hospital, Sydney
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery- University of Notre Dame, Sydney Australia
  • Conjoint Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery- Department of Surgery, St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School – University of NSW
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Advanced Trainee Selection Panel 2007
  • Delta Orthopaedic Faculty
  • Medical Student Examiner – St Vincent’s Clinical School
  • SET trainee selection Panel- Australian Orthopaedic Association

Professional Experience:

  • Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Sydney- 2013 – present
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and St Vincent’s Clinic, Sydney- 2006-present
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Prince Of Wales Private Hospital, Sydney – 2005-present
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bankstown Hospital, Sydney – 2008-present
  • Relieving Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bankstown Hospital, Sydney – 2006-2007
  • Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bankstown Hospital, Sydney – 2005
  • Fellow in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, USA – July-Dec 2004
  • Fellow in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Sydney – Jan-June 2004
  • Advanced trainee on the AOA training scheme in orthopaedic surgery, Sydney Southside Scheme – 2000-2003
  • Unaccredited Orthopaedic training, Campbelltown , Bankstown ,Westmead , The Hills Private Hospitals Sydney – 1996-1999
  • Internship and Residency, Sutherland, Prince of Wales, Lismore Hospitals

Committees

St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Sydney Australia

  • 2004 – present Orthopaedic Morbidity and Mortality Committee
  • 2014 – present Accountable items working party
  • 2014 – present Medical Advisory Committee
  • 2013 – present Surgical Advisory Committee

Australian Orthopaedic Association

  • 2006, 2013 Registrar SET selection panel member
  • Advanced Trainee Fellowship trial examiner

Prince of Wales Hospital/ Bankstown Hospital, Sydney Australia

  • 2008-present registrar selection committee
  • 2006-present Orthopaedic Morbitity and Mortality committee

Teaching

Topic Authorship Location Date
Visitation: Regarding anterior approach for Total Hip Arthroplasty N Vertzyas, J , Matta, Dr Joel St John’s Hospital, Santa Monica, California, USA 13 Nov 12
Visitation by Dr Gerard Killian from the Rockhamptom Hospital to the Bankstown Hospital for a demonstration of the Attune knee system. 6 Feb 14
Attune Early Users meeting

The Langham Hotel

Melbourne, Vic

9 Aug 13
Visitation by Dr John Limbers from the Gosford Hospital to the St Vincent’s Private Hospital for a demonstration of the Corail/Pinnacle Hip system

15 Nov 13
Visitation by Dr Andries De Villiers from Maroondah Hospital in Melbourne to the Bankstown Hospital for a demonstration of the Attune knee system 25 Jul 13
Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty Symposium

Instructional course and demonstration of the PFC TC3 revision system.

Macquarie University Cadaver Lab

14 Jun 14
Visitation with A/Prof Patrick Weinrauch

Off Table Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty

St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital 20 Aug 14

Publications

Topic Authorship Published In Date
Chondrosarcoma of the Thoracic Spine in an Eight-Year-Old Child with 12 year Follow Up: Case Report N Vertzyas, J Cummine, S Biankin, Professor M Bilows Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
8(1):89-92
2000
Periprosthetic pseudo-osteolysis and total knee arthroplasty. A presentation of three cases. N Vertzyas, R Sew Hoy, R D Scott Journal of Knee Surgery Vol 20 No 1 Jan 2007
Essential knowledge of Polyethylene Basic science chapter in the Delta Manual 2006

Presentations

Invited Lectures Location Date
A Prospective study of Proximal Femoral Fractures at Westmead Hospital – N Vertzyas, Professor Nade, S Jansen M Smith AOA State Meeting – Bowral

Apr 1998
A Prospective study of Proximal Femoral Fractures at Westmead Hospital – N Vertzyas, Professor Nade, S Jansen M Smith AOA National Meeting, October, Cairns 1998
Loosening of Acetabular Prosthesis following HA Resorption Arthroplasty Society Meeting, Noosa 1999
Complications of Arthroplasty Surgery Orthopaedic Conference Wollongong Hospital 03/04/2000
Bone Substitutes Bones on the Beach – Orthopaedic Conference

The Novotel Hotel Wollongong

10/02/2001
Carpal Instability St Vincent’s Hospital Conference 27/02/2002
Distal Radial Fractures Hand Surgery Meeting

St George Hospital

07/08/2001
Wrist Lumps and Bumps Hand Surgery Meeting

Westmead Hospital

10/03/1998
Revision Hip Arthroplasty Hip and Knee Meeting

St George Hospital

06/08/2001
Proximal Humeral Fractures AOA Registrar’s Evening Lectures

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

30/01/2001
Hyperparathyroid Bone Disease Orthopaedic Conference

Wollongong Hospital

06/03/2000
Inflammatory Arthropathies: Wrist and Thumb Deformities Frontiers Meeting

St George Hospital

19/09/2001
OCD and AVN AOA Registrar’s Evening Lecture Presentation

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

21/03/2000
Patellofemoral instability in Knee Arthroplasty The Hip and Knee Meeting

St George Hospital

05/11/2001
Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis Grand Rounds

St George Hospital

15/11/2001
Posterolateral Complex Injuries of the Knee Orthopaedic Conference

Wollongong Hospital

14/02/2000
THA Complications AOA Registrar’s Evening Lecture Presentation

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

11/12/2001
Thoracolumbar Disc Pathology

Operative Options and Complications

AOA Registrar’s Evening Lecture Presentation

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

05/03/2002
Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction

Operative Treatment of Grade 3 & 4 Lesions

Foot and Ankle Meeting

St George Hospital

06/09/2001
Septic Sacroilitis Australian Orthopaedic Registrars Conference

Melbourne, Vic

22/11/2002
Complications of Total Joint Arthroplasty

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Sydney

02/05/2006
Surgical Approach: The ideal approach to the hip

Delta Instructional Course

Nepean Private Hospital

Sydney,

29/05/2007
Bearing It with Highly Cross Linked Polyethylene

Delta Instructional Course

Nepean Private Hospital

Sydney

29/05/2007
Cement-Still an option in 2007

Delta Instructional Course

Nepean Private Hospital

Sydney,

29/05/2007
Modularity is a Must

Delta Instructional Course

Sydney Adventist Private Hospital, Sydney 30/05/2007
Bone Substitutes in Revision THA

Delta Instructional Course

St Vincent’s Private Hospital

Sydney

1/06/2007
Total Hip Arhroplasty in Patients less than 50 yrs Old

Bankstown Hospital Grand Rounds

Bankstown Hospital

Sydney

13/05/2008
Severe Flexion Contracture and Total Knee Arthroplasty

Delta Instructional Course

Nepean Private Hospital

Sydney

18/05/2009
Does Modern resurfacing Hip Arthroplasty lead to superior clinical outcomes than conventional Total Hip Arthroplasty Australian Arthroplasty Society Meeting

Noosa, QLD

28/05/2009
Does Modern resurfacing Hip Arthroplasty lead to superior clinical outcomes than conventional Total Hip Arthroplasty 11th Asia-Pacific Arthroplasty Society Annual Scietific Meeting

Xi’an, China

04/09/2009
Cold Realities – Outcome of Revision THA, Delta Instructional Course, Complex Primary and Revision Arthroplasty Hyderabad, India 07/11/2009
Pharmacokinetics of Bone Cement

Delta Instructional Course, Complex Primary and Revision Arthroplasty

Hyderabad, India 07/11/2009
Cold realities – Outcome revision TKA
Delta Instructional Course, Complex Primary and Revision Arthroplasty
Hyderabad, India 08/11/2009
Critical technique for patellar resurfacing

Delta Instructional Course, Complex Primary and Revision Arthroplasty

Hyderabad, India 08/11/2009
Noisy Patella Syndrome

Delta Instructional Course, Complex Primary and Revision Arthroplasty

Hyderabad, India

08/11/2009
Wear and Osteolysis

Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Meeting

Depuy Nurse Expo Sydney 16/10/2010
The Surgeon’s Perspective Perioperative Nurse Assistants Association Meeting, Sydney 28/10/2010
Navigated Total Knee Arthroplasty

Current State of Play

Eastern Suburbs Division of General Practice Rapid Update meeting

St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Sydney

08/11/2011
Improving Total Knee Arthroplasty Design AOA ASM

Darling Harbour, Sydney

10/10/2012
Matephyseal Sleeves in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty AOA ASM

Darling Harbour, Sydney

10/10/2012
Metal on Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty update

Australian Rheumatology Association

NSW State Meeting

Magenta Shores

24/11/2012
Hip and Knee Revision Surgery Australian Rheumatology Association

NSW State Meeting

Magenta Shores

25/11/2012
Femoral reconstruction in revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

Depuy/Synthes Revision Symposium

Macquarie University Hospital, Sydney

15/6/2014
Fundamentals in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Medical student lecture

University of Notre Dame

Victoria St, Darlinghurst

Sydney

28/7/2014
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty update Bankstown General Practice Division

Memories Function Center, 178 Eldridge Road

Bankstown, Sydney

30/7/2014
Management of Orthopaedic emergencies Medical student lecture

University of Notre Dame

Victoria Street, Darlinghurst

Sydney

27/8/2014

Continuing Education

Meetings & Conferences Location Date
RACS EMST Course

Lismore NSW

Jul 94
AO Basic course Mar 97
Australian Orthopaedic Registrars Biomechanics course Prince of Wales Hospital Sydney Dec 97
AO Advanced course Aug 98
Australian Orthopaedic Association 58th Annual Scientific Meeting
Cairns, QLD
11-16 Oct 98
Australian Orthopaedic Association
Continuing Orthopaedic Education
Canberra, ACT Aug 99
International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

Annual International Conference

Darling Harbour

Sydney

Sep 99
The 13th Hills Private Hospital Orthopaedic Conference

“Bones at the Zoo” organiser of the conference

Sydney 21 Aug 99

Australian Orthopaedic Registrars Association

Registrars Conference

Hunter Valley

NSW

16-18 Jun 00
Australian Orthopaedic Association

Continuing Orthopaedic Education

Joint Replacement-Now and to the New Millenium

Gold Coast, QLD 12-14 Jul00

Australian Orthopaedic Association

Continuing Orthopaedic Education

Trauma

Sydney

8-10 Aug 01
AO Foot and Ankle Course Sep 20
Sydney Orthopaedic Registrars Annual Conference Bowral, NSW 26-28 July 02
Australian Orthopaedic Registrars’ Association

Annual Scientific Meeting & Conference

Melbourne, VIC

21-23 Nov 02
Smith and Nephew Annual Winter Meeting Surfers Paradise, Qld Jul 03
Royal Australian College of Surgeons

Younger Fellows’ Preparation for Practice Course

Sydney, NSW Nov 03
Harvard Medical School 34th Annual Course

Advances in Arthroplasty, The Battle of the Bearing Surfaces and Surgical Techniques

Cambridge, MA 29 Sep – 2 Oct 04

University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

16th Annual Total Knee and Hip Course

New York, NY 1-3 Dec 04
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Knee Arthroplasty: Insight and Evaluation of New Techniques

Rosemount, IL

12-14 Nov 04
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Safe Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting

Darling Harbour, Sydney

14-19 May 06
Delta Instructional Course Sydney

29 May-1st Ju 06
10th Delta Instructional Course Sydney May 28-1 Jun 07
Corail Learning Centre Lyon, France 21-23 May 08
12th Delta Instructional Course Sydney 18-21 May 09
Arthroplasty Society of Australia

Annual Scientific Meeting

Noosa 27-30 May 09
11th Asia-Pacific Arthroplasty Society

Annual Scietific Meeting

Xi’an, China 3-6 Sep 09
Delta Instructional Course

Revision and Complex Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty

Hyderabad, India 7-8 Nov 09
Arthroplasty Society of Australia

Annual Scientific Meeting

Surfers Paradise, QLD 2-4 June 11
Australian Orthopaedic Association
NSW Annual Scientific Meeting
Sydney, 19 Aug 11
A Biomechanical Perspective of Human Knee Motion

Dr Richard Komistek

Hilton Hotel, Sydney 2 Oct 12
Australian Orthopaedic Association

Annual Scientific Meeting

Darling Harbour Sydney 8 -10 Oct 12

Balance Matters, Aligning expectations to patient performance

Dr Doug Dennis

The Sofitel Hotel, Sydney 6 Nov12
Depuy Attune Early Users Training

Miami Anatomical Research Centre

Miami, Florida, USA 16-17 Nov 12
Australian Rheumatology Association

NSW Branch State Meeting

Quay West Magenta Shores

23-25 Nov 12
Aligning Expectations to patient performance
Dr David Dalury
Professional Education
Quay West Magenta Shores

23-25 Nov 12
Aligning Expectations to patient performance

Dr David Dalury

Professional Education

Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

13 Jun 13
Early impressions of the Attune Knee System

Dr David Dalury

Chairman of meeting

Doltone House

Sydney NSW

13 May14

Practice Locations

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