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Who Should Be Referred?

Hip

Knee

  • Moderate to Severe Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Unmanageable OA
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Painful previous Total Hip Replacement (THR)
  • Moderate to Severe Osteoarthritis
  • Unmanageable OA
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Painful previous Total Knee Replacement (TKR)

What imaging should be completed prior to submitting the referral?

X-ray (AP Pelvis &  Lateral of affected hip)

X-ray (Standing AP, Lateral & Skyline)

 
Who will I see?

  • You will be initially assessed by an Advanced Practice Provider (APP). If you are deemed a surgical candidate, an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon will be arranged.

How long will I wait for an assessment?

  • Ministry of Health has mandated that patients be assessed within 4 weeks of the clinic receiving your referral
  • Appointments with orthopedic surgeons will vary based on each surgeon’s wait times

What will my appointment consist of?

  • Review your medical history, surgical history, medication, and functional limitations
  • Review your x-rays (further imaging may be ordered)
  • Physical examination
  • Personalized treatment plan

How long is my appointment?

  • Initial appointments are 40 minutes
  • Follow up appointments are 20 minutes
  • *If new x-rays are needed you will need to present to your appointment prior to the scheduled time. Please check with each individual NEJAC for their protocols

What should I bring?

  • Health Card
  • List of medications, including over the counter medications, vitamins, and allergies
  • Pair of shorts for the physical examination
  • You can bring a family member or caregiver with you
  • Reading glasses so that you can fill out your forms

Rescheduling

  • If you are unable to keep your appointment or need to change it for any reason; please notify the clinic within 2 business days of your scheduled appointment.

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