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Dr Matthew Liptak

BMBS, FRACS Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Matthew Liptak is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in sports injuries and joint replacement, particularly involving the knee and hip.

Specialising in
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Sports injuries
Dr Matthew Liptak is involved in a number of research projects, looking at surgical ACL techniques, and rehabilitation following total knee replacement.

Dr Liptak graduated from Flinders University, Adelaide, in 1996 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Orthopaedic Surgery) in 2007. Following this, he completed a Clinical Knee Fellowship (Sports & Arthroplasty) with the Australian Orthopaedic Association, and visited with several centres of orthopaedic excellence in the UK, US and France.

Specialising in

  • Hip Knee Sports injuries

Consulting / Operating Locations

Additional Information

Practising privately with Orthopaedics SA, Dr Liptak consults at Flinders Private Hospital and The Memorial Hospital. He is a Visiting Orthopaedic Specialist at Flinders Medical Centre.

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS)
Flinders University
South Australia

Basic Surgical Skills Course (March)
Completed primary FRACS MCQ (June)

AO/ASIF Principles of Operative Fracture Treatment (March)
Smith & Nephew ACL Reconstruction Course (May)
Completed primary FRACS OSCE (June)

Emergency Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) course

AOA SA Bone School
AOA COE Hips for Ages Sydney
AOA SA Bone School
Orthopaedic Principles and Basic Science Examination (OPBS)

AOA COE Orthopaedic Update Launceston, Tasmania
AOA SA Bone School

COE Orthopaedic Sport Trauma, Melbourne
AOA SA Bone School
Orthopaedic Radiation and Safety Course

Australian Hand Surgery Society Registrars Course
FRACS (Ortho) Fellowship Examination
AO Course – Advances in Operative Fracture Management, Davos, Switzerland

Use of Hydroxyapatite in Primary and Revision Surgery Hip Course, Lyon, France
Exeter Hip Symposium, Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter, UK
ISAKOS, Florence, Italy
AOA Clinical Knee Fellowship Sports Arthroplasty – J Bartlett, H Morris, Melbourne
4th International Advanced Course on Surgical Knee Arthroscopy, Tours, France

Feb – April
Mr W Lee, Knee Specialist, Adelaide SA

Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Centre – Dr F Fu, Dr C Harner
Specialising in Knee Arthroscopic Ligament Reconstruction Procedures

July – Dec
The Park Clinic – Mr H Morris, Knee Specialist
July – Dec
Melbourne Orthopaedic Group – Mr G Hoy (Upper Limb/ shoulder Specialist)
and Mr S Barwood (shoulder Specialist)
July – Dec
Mr J Feller, Melbourne
Knee and Sports Injury Specialist
July – Dec
Mr J O’Donnell, Melbourne
Hip Arthroscopy/ Knee and shoulder
Lyon Orthopaedic Department, Lyon, France
Dr P Neyret and Dr E Servien
Knee Specialists in Arthroplasty/ HTO/ Arthroscopy and Reconstructive Ligament Surgery

Internship – The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (SA)
Rotations: Orthopaedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Urology, Upper GI Surgery, Cardiology, Medical Nights

Registrar – Nuclear Medicine, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (SA). Duties: To perform and report the studies which were performed within the department including bone scans, sestamibi scans, renal scans, white cell scans and ventilation perfusion scans.

1998 – 99 
Part-Time Emergency Medical Officer – Emergency Department, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (SA)

1998 – 99 
Surgical Assistant to Mr W. Lee – Orthopaedic Surgeon

Pre-Olympic Games Medical Officer for International Athletes training in Adelaide
Sports Medicine Australia – SA Branch

Basic Surgical Training Rotations:
Orthopaedic Surgery – TQEH (3 months)
Intensive Care Unit – TQEH (2 months)
Upper GI Surgery – TQEH (3 months)
General Surgery – LMHS (1 month)
General Surgical Nights (4 months)

Orthopaedic Service Registrar Flinders Medical Centre

Orthopaedic Service Registrar the Royal Adelaide Hospital

First Year Orthopaedic Trainee Registrar
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital/ The Royal Adelaide Hospital

Second Year Orthopaedic Trainee Registrar
Flinders Medical Centre/ The RAH

Third Year Orthopaedic Trainee Registrar
Women’s and Children’s Hospital/ The Royal Adelaide Hospital

Fourth Year Orthopaedic Trainee Registrar
The Royal Adelaide Hospital/ Modbury Hospital

Locum Orthopaedic Surgeon Mt Gambier

  • Functional Outcome of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in an Elite Sporting Population.
    Submitted to JBJS (Am) December 2007
    Supervisor: Mr K. Angel
  • Direct Arthroscopic Meniscal Sizing (DAMS) – A Technical Note
    Submitted to Journal of Arthroscopy December 2007
    Supervisor: Mr. H. Morris
  • Injury pattern and management of ACL injuries in a young active population. Single, Double or “Selective” – Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction? 
    A case series of our Management of ACL injuries in 100 consecutive patients.
    Submitted to Journal of Arthroscopy December 2007
    Supervisor: Mr. H. Morris
  • Colour Duplex Doppler Ultrasound Scanning for Detection of Deep Venous Thrombosis in Knee Arthroplasty Patients.
    Incidence location, diagnostic accuracy and clinical value.
    Supervisor: Mr. J. Bartlett
  • Arthroscopic Chondral Debridement Using Radiofrequency Ablation for Patellofemoral Compartment Pathology,
    Matthew G. Liptak, and Annika Theodoulou (in press)
  • Return to Play and Player Performance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Elite Australian Rules Football Players, Matthew G. Liptak and Kevin R. Angel (in press)
  • Functional Outcome of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in an Elite SportingPopulation
    Florence 5/07ISAKOS Presented at National Knee Society Meeting WA 10/05
  • Australian Registrars Orthopaedic Association Meeting 10/06.
    Registrars Vote Prize Winner,Supervisor Mr K. Angel
  • Evaluation of the Inferior Capsular Shift Procedure for the Treatment of Recurrent shoulder Dislocations.
    Presented at the Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting – 27/8/93
    Supervisors: Mr W. Lee, Mr J. Krishnan
  • Early Radiological Assessment of Subsidence Observed in revision THR using the ZMR Prosthesis,
    Supervisor: Professor D. Howie
  • Staple verses K-wire Pullout Strength in Cancellous Bone Presented at AOA 2/07/04,
    Supervisor: Mr M Sandow
  • Knee dislocation- A Literature Review Presented at AOA 2/07/04
  • Hip Fractures – An overview of Diagnosis and Management,
    Presented at the Smith and Nephew Instructional Course Adelaide 08/04