Background

Associate Professor Christopher Vertullo has been a specialist orthopaedic knee surgeon since 2001. He performs over a thousand knee procedures every year, and is involved in the treatment of elite athletes and professional sports teams. 

He has particular expertise in complex ACL & PCL reconstructions, computer navigated total and revision surgery, minimal incision rapid recovery total & partial knee replacement, meniscal repair & preserving arthroscopy, advanced arthroscopic joint resurfacing/ cartilage restoration.

Career

Since returning to the Gold Coast in 2001 he has been actively involved in the knee sports injury management of four professional teams on the Gold Coast.  He has also cared for countless other amateur athlete‚Äôs knee injuries. 

He has been an Basic Science Examiner for the College of Surgeons since 2004 and an Instructor for the Australian & New Zealand Surgical Skills Education and Training since 2005. He became an Associate Professor at Griffith University in 2003 and Bond University in 2004.

In 2010, Dr Vertullo was the AOA-IOA Inaugural Traveling Fellow. He has presented over 50 papers at local, national and international meetings, and has published numerous orthopaedic peer-reviewed scientific articles. In 2013 he was appointed to the Knee Committee of ISAKOS and became the Scientific Secretary of the Qld AOA, In 2014 he became the Secretary of the Australian Knee Society. In 2014 he was appointed Chair of the AOA Youth Sport Injury Prevention Program. 

In 2016, Dr Vertullo won the best paper at the APKASS Annual Science Meeting in Hong Kong, for work undertaken at Griffith University on ACL Reconstruction. In 2016, Dr Vertullo's paper on Infection Prevention in ACL was the lead article in the leading European Knee Surgery KSSTA. 

Dr Christopher Vertullo

Education 

Associate Professor Vertullo is a proud Gold Coaster, having been raised and educated locally.  He studied medicine at the University of Queensland. After becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian of College of Surgeons in 1999, he spent 2 years in further training at the University of Toronto in Joint Replacement and Duke University, North Carolina in Lower Limb & Sports Reconstruction.