Orthopaedics WA News

General News

Orthopaedics WA continues to provide a No Gap service with all major health funds. See, this page for more details.

August 2017

Dr Li-On Lam joins the Orthopaedics WA team this month. Specialising in shoulder, hip and knee surgery, Dr Lam and provides comprehensive non-operative and operative management.

He offers No Gap Cover for all major health funds, and he welcomes Private, Public, DVA, MVIT and Workers Compensation patients.

November 2016

Launch of Orthocomp WA.
With our dedicated elective and trauma orthopaedic specialist and rehabilitation service from Guardian Exercise Rehabilitation we can provide a streamlined service for patients with Workers' Compensation or motor vehicle related injuries.


January 2017

Dr Simon Zilko joins the team January 2017. He is a fellowship trained foot and ankle surgeon. With two dedicated foot and ankle surgeons, Dr Simon Zilko and Mr Boris Brankov, we are now able to offer a very efficient foot and ankle service for our patients. They are both NO GAP with all major health funds.

August 2016

Mr Thomas Bucher joins the group, bringing his experience of hip, knee and ACL surgery.

May 2016

Orthopaedics WA celebrated our second birthday.

June 2015

Mr Boris Brankov joins the group, brings his experience of foot and ankle surgery.

March 2015

Mr Andrew Mattin joins the group, brings his experience of shoulder, knee and hip surgery.

Feb 2015

Fiona Stanley Hospital open for Trauma.

August 2014

Mr Ben Witte joined the group, bringing with him many years experience in knee particularly ACL and hip surgery.

May 2014

New Orthopaedics WA Clinic opens in the Wexford Medical Centre, Murdoch Hospital.

The new rooms bring together a group of orthopaedic specialists interested in advancing orthopaedics through research, teaching and leadership. We all also operate in Fremantle University hospital.

October 2013

Associate Professor Gareth Prosser and Professor Piers Yates appointed as Co-Heads of Orthopaedics and Trauma at Fiona Stanley Hospital.


August 2017


Our Orthopaedic GP Education day will be held at St John of God Hospital Murdoch on 26th August. The morning will be hosted by surgeons from Orthopaedics WA and will cover upper and lower limb orthopaedic conditions. Hope to see you there!

August 2016

Following a very successful GP education night last year, we are planning another for 24th August to be held at St John of God Hospital Murdoch. The event is entitled: 'Bone Crunching presented by Othopaedics WA'. View the flyer here. Save the date for your diary.

May 2015

GP Education Night.

May 2014

Visiting ABC Fellows come to Perth. Opportunity to share skills and expertise.

Story from Murdoch Monthly (pdf)

Lifesaving Surgeons (pdf)

May 2014

Opening Orthopaedics WA Clinic, Suite 15, First floor, Wexford Medical Centre, Murdoch Hospital.

August 2014

New theatres open at Murdoch Hospital.

November 2014

Fiona Stanley Hospital Opens to Elective Orthopaedics.

Current Research

  1. Uncemented vs cemented cups and wear. Yates, Burston, Wood. Perth
  2. NCB plate for periprosthetic fractures. Yates, Nikoloski. Fremantle
  3. Posterior malleolar fractures and fixation. Yates, Thomas. Fremantle
  4. Pain cocktail and TKR. Yates, Perrett. Fremantle
  5. Flexion gap inbalance. Yates, Stoffel, Jeffcote, Kuster. Fremantle
  6. Alcohol dressings on wounds. Yates. Fremantle
  7. Revision TKR for Stiffness. Gardner
  8. Tibial jigs in TKR. Yates, Wysocki, Fremantle, SJOGM
  9. Captive cups. Maor, Yates. Fremantle
  10. Tibial cementing TKR. Yates, Li, Eranki. Fremantle
  11. Day one/ zero THR mobilisation. Yates, Hefer, Ridley, Headford. Fremantle OPH
  12. Lisfranc fractures. Yates, Sowman, Eranki. Fremantle
  13. PFN vs TFN. Nikoloski, Yates, Myerkort. Fremantle
  14. Absolut stem. Jones, Yates. Fremantle.
  15. New knee assessment score (PKIP). Yates, Beverland. Frematle, Ireland, USA
  16. Accolade II. Stryker, Yates. Fremantle, USA
  17. Saiph TKR. Yates. Fremantle, NSW, Vic, UK
  18. THR survival in AVN. Young, Yates. Fremantle/AOA
  19. Uncemented THR in elderly patients. Myerkort, Yates. Fremantle/AOA
  20. Clexane and wound complications after joint replacement. Yates, Cusick, Wood. Fremantle, HPH
  21. Spectron stem at 10 years. Burston, Yates, Wood. WA
  22. Blood management in Fremantle. Yates, Prosser, haematology. Fremantle
  23. Tranexamic acid in Orthopaedics. Yates, Prosser, McGrath. Fremantle
  24. Early Rehabilitation after revision TJR. Yates, SJOGM
  25. Fractures through skeletal metastisis. Hill, D’Allessandro, Yates. Fremantle
  26. Fractured hips and osteoarthritis. Yates, Gallagher, Fremantle
  27. A new protocol for follow up of joint replacement in WA. Yates, Headford. Fremantle
  28. Revision TKR for component malposition. Fremantle
  29. Periprosthetic infections. Manning, Clark, Yates, Prosser. Fremantle
  30. Periprosthetic fixation using the Spider plate. Yates, Taheri, Fremantle


May 2014

Arthroplasty Society of Australia, Fremantle, WA.

Piers Yates is presenting at the annual meeting of the AOA Arthroplasty Society of Australia, which this year is being held in Fremantle.


  • Resurfacing vs modular Adept metal on metal hip replacement.
  • I love tranexamic acid.
  • Outcomes of treatment of 150 prosthetic joint replacements in Fremantle Hospital.

June 2014

Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Meeting, Singapore.

Piers Yates will present on revision knee replacment and periprosthetic fracture.

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