Prof Piers Yates
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.
I am also Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Western Australia and previously Clinical Director of the Perth Bone and Tissue Bank.
In 2018, I co-founded the Orthopaedic Research Foundation of WA, with 3 other academics. The aim is to facilitate orthopaedic research across sites and practices in WA and support higher surgical training.
Also in 2018, I was elected head of orthopaedics at St John of God Murdoch Private hospital. Here, I have the pleasure of being part of development of a number of services, including the private trauma service.
I have published over 70 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 4 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 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 Australian Orthopaedic Association and the Arthroplasty Society of Australia.
I am happily married to Vihara, and have three children. My outside interests include Rugby, reading, classic car restoration and travel. I completed the Rottnest Channel swim in 2005 as part of a team. This is a 20km international sea swim, completed in 6hrs 41minutes.
Surgery of the knee; including total knee replacement, revision knee replacement, unicompartmental knee replacement, knee preservation surgery and osteotomy, arthroscopy and navigation.
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.
Professor Piers Yates named 2022 St John of God Murdoch Hospital Doctor of the Year
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Piers Yates’s Visiting Professorship, Wellington, New Zealand 2016
Chairman, Australian resurfacing forum—where are we now? Brisbane July, 2016
Piers Yates on Faculty, The Final 20%, Depuy, Melbourne. July, 2016
Guest Speaker AOA SA, August 2016
- Attune revision system
- Absolut THR
- SAIPH knee replacement
- Arthroplasty infection
- Early rehabilitation in revision surgery
- Revision TKR for component malrotation
Development of a new knee system. UK and Australia
Development of a new cemented stem for the Australian market
Master of Surgery: The Development of Iontophoresis of Structural Allografts
Stem Fixation in Total Hip Replacement Surgery
Peripheral Nerve Regeneration
Peripheral Nerve Regeneration Through a Connective Tissue Graft
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St John of God Hospital Murdoch
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Murdoch WA 6150
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Orthopaedics WA – Perth
Suite 51, Mount Medical Centre
146 Mounts Bay Road
Perth WA 6000
Tel: (08) 9312 1135
Fax: (08) 9332 1187
Office Hours: 9am–5pm
Monday to Friday (closed public holidays)
University of Western Australia
Perth Bone and Tissue Bank/Pluslife
St John of God Murdoch Hospital
Articles of interest
Orthopaedics Travel Sheds New Light, in Medical Forum WA, September 2012.
MOM Hip replacements. What are the issues? in Medical Forum WA, March 2013.
FSH Heralds Changes to Orthopaedics in Medical Forum WA, March 2015, pages 32–33.