Professor Piers Yates Published Papers:
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 important orthopaedic centres including Bristol, London, Bournemouth and Southampton. I then completed 3 fellowships in allograft and revision joint surgery under Professor Wood and Nivbrant in Perth; the Advanced hip fellowship in Bristol UK, under Professor Gordon Bannister, Mr Evert Smith, Mr Tony Ward; and finally completed an AO trauma fellowship in the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Centre in Denver Colorado, USA with Dr Wade Smith, and Dr Steve Morgan. 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.
I am also Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Western Australia and Clinical Director of the Perth Bone and Tissue Bank. I have published over 35 scientific papers relating to orthopaedics, as well as book chapters, and I present frequently at regional, national and international meetings. I am part of 2 teams designing new hip and knee replacements, and consult for several orthopaedic companies as well as the Department of Health of WA.
I 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 also am 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, and other groups. 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.
I am happily married to Vihara, and have 3 young children.
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, alternative bearings.
Surgery of the knee; including total knee replacement, unicompartmental knee replacement, knee preservation surgery and osteotomy, arthroscopy, navigation.
Trauma surgery; including upper and lower limb fracture management, pelvic and acetabular surgery, malunion and non-union surgery.
I consult and operate privately at St John of God Murdoch Hospital, and consult and operate at Fremantle, Osborne Park, and Kaleeya hospitals.