Who Should Be Referred?
- Rotator Cuff Tears (Full- thickness or high-grade partial-thickness)
- Inflammatory or Degenerative Arthritis of the Glenohumeral Joint
- Unmanageable Impingement / Tendinitis / Frozen Shoulder
What imaging should be completed prior to submitting the referral?
- X-Ray (AP, lateral, axillary & outlet)
- Ultrasound or MRI
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 then be arranged.
How long will I wait for an assessment?
- Each referral is reviewed and triaged according to severity.Some may be seen more urgently based on the findings of the imaging provided.
- 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 / MRI/ Ultrasound (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
- A tank top that will expose your shoulder and arm
- You can bring a family member or caregiver with you
- Reading glasses so that you can fill out your forms
- 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.