Dr. Matthew Nies’ Approach to Care

“I believe in shared decision making and a conservative approach to treating hip and knee arthritis. I strive to treat all my patients like family, taking the time to walk them through their options and answering any and all questions that may arise.”

Fellowship
Adult Reconstruction
Baylor College of Medicine — Houston, TX

Residency
Orthopedic Surgery
University of Wisconsin — Madison, WI

Medical School
Michigan State University — Grand Rapids, MI

Undergraduate Studies
Bachelor of Science in Physiology
Michigan State University — East Lansing, MI

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Hunting, Target Shooting, Hiking, and Travel

Patient Education

PUBLICATIONS

  • Nies MS, Bollinger AJ, Cassidy C, Jebson PJL. Factors used by program directors to select hand surgery fellows. J Hand Surg Am. 2014; 39(11):22852288.(PMID: 25149618)
  • Coats AC, Nies MS, Rispler D. Cervical spine computed tomography imaging artifact affecting clinical decision-making in the traumatized patient. Open Orthop J. 2014; 8:372-4. (PMID: 25352931)
  • Bollinger AJ, Butler PD, Nies MS, Sietsema DL, Endres TJ. Is Scheduled Intravenous Acetaminophen Effective in the Pain Management Protocol of Geriatric Hip Fractures? Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil. 2015; 6(3): 202-8. (PMID: 26328237)
  • Walczak BE, Nies MS, Trask DJ, Hetzel S, Squire MW, Baer GS. Osteochondral graft size is significantly associated with increased force and decreased chondrocyte viability. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(3):623-631. (PMID: 29328886)
  • Lufrano R, Nies M, Ebben B, Hetzel S, O’Toole RV, Doro CJ. Comparison of dorsal dermal fenestrations with fasciotomy in an acute compartment syndrome model in the foot. Foot Ankle Int. 2919;40(7):853-858. (PMID: 30929469).

PRESENTATIONS

  • Nies MS, Anderson B, Ramus K, Dhandha M, Johnson M, Pathak S. Functional MRI of central motor drive during muscle contractions. Michigan State University Undergraduate Arts and Research Forum , East Lansing, MI, May 2008.
  • Jebson PJL, Nies MS, Bollinger AJ, Cassidy C. Factors in selecting candidates applying to hand surgery fellowships. Carroll Hand Club Annual Meeting , Ojai, CA, February 2013.
  • Nies MS, Bollinger AJ, Cassidy C, Jebson PJL. Factors in selecting candidates applying to hand surgery fellowships. Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners Research Day , Grand Rapids, MI, April 2013.
  • Bollinger AJ, Butler PD, Nies MS, Sietsema DL, Endres TJ. Efficacy of intravenous acetaminophen pain-management protocol in hip fractures. Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Scientific Meeting , Mackinac Island, MI, June 2014.
  • Bollinger AJ, Butler PD, Nies MS, Sietsema DL, Endres TJ. Efficacy of Scheduled Intravenous Acetaminophen Pain Management Protocol in Hip Fractures. Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, October 2014.
  • Bollinger AJ, Butler PD, Nies MS, Sietsema DL, Endres TJ. Is Scheduled Intravenous Acetaminophen Effective in the Pain Management Protocol of Geriatric Hip Fractures? American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 2015.
  • Bollinger AJ, Butler PD, Nies MS, Sietsema DL, Endres TJ. Is Scheduled Intravenous Acetaminophen Effective in the Pain Management Protocol of Geriatric Hip Fractures? Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL, April 2015.
  • Trask DJ, Roney P, Nies MS, Squire MW. Multi-Surgeon Assessment of THA HeadTrunnion Assembly Forces Using a Surgical Simulator. Wisconsin Orthopedic Society 2016 Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, October 13, 2016.
  • Lufrano RC, Nies MS, Ebben B, Hetzel S, O’Toole R, Doro C. Can Dorsal Dermal Fenestrations Treat Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Foot? Orthopedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 17, 2018.