Journal of Athletic EnhancementISSN: 2324-9080

Nicky Bertollo

Nicky Bertollo
Research Fellow, University of New South Wales,
Prince of Wales Clinical School, Australia

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Nicky Bertollo is currently working as research fellow at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. Nicky Bertollo received his Doctoral degree or PhD on Biomedical/Medical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia. His publications reflect his research interests in Biomedical/Medical engineering, sport medicine and tissue engineering.

Research Interest

Nicky Bertollo's broad interests include biomechanics of the diseased joint, tissue engineering as it relates to sports medicine and joint reconstruction, Arthroplasty and implant fixation, drilling of bone and osteonecrosis. I have specific experience in large animal-based research, kinematic testing both in vitro and in vivo, mechanical testing, image analysis and histological evaluation. Our lab is in contact with clinicians from many different surgical sub-specialties on a daily basis, so we are aware of the clinical problems, and we utilise our in vitro methods and in vivo animal models to generate meaningful and clinically relevant data. Current in vivo research projects include evaluation of degradable synthetic ACL reconstruction devices, carbon fibre reinforced hip replacements and rapid prototyping technologies used in joint replacement, to name a few. I recently developed a novel pure moment testing jig for use in ex vivo testing of animal spines following fusion surgery, which I am now using to automate flexion-extension of the ovine stifle joint. The aim of this in vitro research is to demonstrate the robustness and suitability of the sheep stifle joint for orthopaedic biomechanics research.


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