Professor Bill Walter is a specialist hip and knee surgeon at Royal North Shore Hospital and The Mater Hospital.

Bill Walter, Orthopaedic Surgeon, is the Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatic Surgery at the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital and he treats private patients at the Mater Hospital. He is an experienced surgeon with excellent results and very low complication rates, having performed thousands of joint replacements and specialising in this surgery for 19 years.  For hip replacement, he uses high quality implants and performs the anterior surgical technique or the posterior surgical technique. He is one of few surgeons who offers the resurfacing hip replacement, which is particularly suited to fit males under 60 years. In knee replacement, he performs both partial or total knee replacement and achieves excellent results with the new sagittally stable medial pivot knee.

Professor Bill Walter uses precision equipment including robotic and sensor technologies. Combined with minimally invasive surgical technique, locally targeted pain control and a rapid recovery program, patients are able to mobilise early and recover quickly.

Private patients can make an appointment by contacting (02) 8920 3388 (main number) or (02) 9160 6662 (alternative number). Please call the alternative number if you have difficulties connecting using the main phone number; we have had problems with phones during a recent office move.

Patients can rest assured Professor Walter is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Other responsibilities and interests

Bill supervises PhD students, Masters students and medical students.   He served as Chairman of the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Mater Hospital from 2011 to 2014. Professor Walter hosted International Society for Orthopaedic Centres meeting in Sydney in 2017.

Professor Walter’s research is published in peer reviewed international arthroplasty journals; he is often invited to present his findings international scientific orthopaedic conferences as a member of faculty and as a member of the expert panel.

Professor Walter’s current research interests include knee biomechanics, computer navigation and precision in the operating room. His research articles can be viewed on the ResearchGate website and also videos and news are available here on Professor Bill Walter’s news page.