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Prof Piers Yates

Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(Hons) BSc(Hons) MRCS(Eng) FRCS(Tr & Orth) FRACS(Ortho) FAOrthA

Hip, knee replacement, revision arthroplasty, resurfacing of the hip, unicompartmental knee replacement and trauma surgery. Accelerated rehabilitation and 'bloodless surgery'.
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I have been practicing in WA as a Specialist Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon from 2006 with a particular interest in joint replacement and trauma. My training began in the UK, in several leading orthopaedic centres including Bristol, London, Bournemouth, Southampton.
I then completed three fellowships in allograft and revision joint surgery under Professor Wood and Professor Nivbrant in Perth; the Advanced hip fellowship in Bristol UK, under Professor Gordon Bannister, Mr Evert Smith, Mr Tony Ward; and lastly I completed an AO trauma fellowship in the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Centre in Denver Colorado, USA with Professor Wade Smith, and Dr Steve Morgan.
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In 2007, I became Head of Orthopaedics and Trauma at Fremantle, Kaleeya and Rockingham Hospitals. In 2006 I set up the highly successful elective joint replacement unit in Osborne Park. In 2013 I was appointed co-head of the orthopaedic department at $2 billion Fiona Stanley Hospital.
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I am also Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Western Australia and previously Clinical Director of the Perth Bone and Tissue Bank.

I have published over 50 scientific papers relating to orthopaedics, as well as book chapters, and I present frequently at regional, national and international meetings (see my publications). I am part of two teams designing new hip and knee replacements, and consult for several orthopaedic companies as well as the Department of Health of WA.

I co-led the development of the DoH Musculoskeletal Elective Joint Replacement Model of Care, which provides a template for how orthopaedic services could be delivered across WA in the future. I am also involved with developing the mechanism for assessing the use of joint replacement implants in WA, and developing a state-wide plan in Trauma and Elective orthopaedic services in the next 10 years.

Teaching is very important to me, and as well as educating the undergraduate medical students, I teach the orthopaedic training registrars, fellows, and other groups. I have enjoyed working abroad through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and the Australian Government and other groups, in Papua New Guinea, India and Thailand.
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I am a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as well as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. I am a member of the British Orthopaedic association, the British Hip Society, and the Australian Orthopaedic Association and the Arthroplasty Society of Australia.
In 2012, I was selected to represent the Australian Orthopaedic Association in the prestigious ABC fellowship. I toured 15 academic orthopaedic centres in Canada and the USA with six other commonwealth orthopaedic specialists. We taught and were taught about the latest advances in orthopaedics.

I am happily married to Vihara, and have three young children.
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Particular interests
My particular interests are surgery of the hip; including total hip replacement, revision hip replacement, resurfacing of the hip, femoro-acetabular impingement, preservation of the hip, deformity correction in the adult, the young hip, hip dysplasia, minimally invasive hip replacement and alternative bearings.

Surgery of the knee; including total knee replacement, revision knee replacement, unicompartmental knee replacement, knee preservation surgery and osteotomy, arthroscopy and navigation.
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Trauma surgery; including upper and lower limb fracture management, pelvic and acetabular surgery, and malunion and non-union surgery.

I have a special interest in accelerated rehabilitation after joint replacement, blood management (“bloodless surgery”) and optimising postoperative pain relief. My unit at Murdoch and Fremantle has one of the lowest transfusion unit in the world, and we have published and presented on this. I also have very early rehabilitation, very short lengths of stay and low complication rates.

I consult and operate privately at St John of God Murdoch Hospital, Mount Hospital and consult and operate at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Fremantle Hospital.

Recent projects

Piers Yates’s Visiting Professorship, Wellington, New Zealand 2016
It was a great honour to be invited to Wellington for the visiting professor. This is a 4 day regional meeting, with academic sessions, teaching and case conferences and has been running for 30 years. Previous guests include Al Gross and Christian Gerber.
Chairman, Australian resurfacing forum—where are we now? Brisbane July, 2016
Piers organised and co-chaired the first Australasian Resurfacing meeting in over 5 years. We brought together most of the resurfacers in the region, and with international guests, we discuss the latest opinions, results and future of hip resurfacing.
Piers Yates on Faculty, The Final 20%, Depuy, Melbourne. July, 2016
This meeting focused on optimising the outcome for patients after knee replacement. Piers was part of an international faculty.
Guest Speaker AOA SA, August 2016
Piers was the invited speaker at the South Australian regional Orthopaedoc Association meeting in Barossa. He spoke on infection, early rehab in revision, blood management, and opening a new hospital.
New Research, August 2016
Piers started a new research project looking at pain management in knee replacement at St John of God Murdoch. This is expected to last 1 year.
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Orthopaedics WAMurdoch
Suite 15, Wexford Medical Centre
St John of God Hospital Murdoch
3 Barry Marshall Parade
Murdoch WA 6150
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Orthopaedics WAPerth
Suite 51, Mount Medical Centre
146 Mounts Bay Road
Perth WA 6000
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