Orthopaedic Surgeon - Knee, Shoulder and Trauma

Dr Vera Kinzel

MBBS PhD AFRCS, FRACS

Dr. Vera Kinzel is an orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in Knee, Shoulder and Trauma surgery for the adult and paediatric population.

Dr Kinzel graduated from the the prestigious medical school of M√ľnster in Germany where she also obtained a PhD in medicine. After obtaining her medical degree Dr Kinzel moved to the UK where she completed her surgical training at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of surgeon of Ireland. She then moved to Australia where she was selected for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Advanced Training Program in Orthopaedic Surgery.

After completing her specialist training in Orthopaedics & Trauma in 2009 Dr Kinzel went further and sub-specialised in Knee and Sports Medicine and did a one year fellowship at the North Sydney Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center and the Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute. She then completed a further fellowship in shoulder surgery in Hamilton, New Zealand. This has given her the opportunity to work with some of the most well known orthopaedic surgeons in the world. Throughout her working and training career Dr Kinzel has worked in hospital in England, South Africa, USA, Canada, Israel, New Zealand and Germany, which gave her a broad foundation of orthopaedic surgery.

Outside of work commitments Dr Kinzel enjoys sport activities. She is a very skilled skier and snowboarder and likes swimming and surfing. This was the initial stimulus in pursuing a career in her field. She is also interested in history and literature and speaks multiple European languages.

Dr Kinzel operates in conjunction with Advanced Orthopaedics at Norwest Private Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital.

Services provided by Dr Kinzel include:

General Orthopaedic Surgery

Sub-specialities:

Knee Surgery

  • Navigation assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty, Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty, Patello-femoral Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • ACL reconstruction and ligament reconstruction of the knee
  • Patello-femoral instability
  • Mal-alignment (osteotomy) surgery for the knee
  • Surgery for fractures about the knee

Shoulder Surgery

  • Arthroscopic and open surgery for instability and rotator cuff pathology
  • Shoulder arthroplasty
  • Surgery for fractures about the humerus, scapular and clavicle

Trauma Surgery

  • Acute management and ongoing care of fractures including paediatric trauma

For appointments for Dr Kinzel at Drummoyne, please call (02) 9181 2933


Advanced Orthopaedics
Suite 3B, Ground Floor
Norwest Private Hospital Medical Centre
Norbrik Drive, Bella Vista 2153

Drummoyne Advanced Specialty Services
Level 2, 169 Victoria Road
Drummoyne

Ph: (02) 9181 2933
Fax: (02) 9181 5777