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Trauma

Dr. Rick Buckley

Dr. Paul Duffy 

Dr. Robert Korley 

Dr. Ryan Martin

Dr. Linda Mrkonjic

Dr. Jim Powell

Dr. Neil White

Spine

Dr. Jacques Bouchard

Dr. Richard Cho

Dr. Cory Cundal (Lumbar Spine)

Dr. Richard Hu

Dr. Peter Lewkonia (incl Spinal Oncology)

Dr. Fred Nicholls

Dr. Paul Salo

Dr. Alex Soroceanu

Dr. Ganesh Swamy

Dr. Ken Thomas

Paediatrics

Dr. Carmen Brauer

Dr. Fabio Ferri-de-Barros (Spine)

Dr. Simon Goldstein ( Hip / Foot / Cerebral Palsy)

Dr. James Harder

Dr. Elaine Joughin

Dr. Gerry Kiefer

Dr. David Parsons 

Dr. Lisa Phillips

Oncology

Dr. Peter Lewkonia

Dr. Michael Monument

Dr. Shannon Puloski 

Dr. Norm Schachar

Shoulder

Dr. Aaron J. Bois

Dr Richard Boorman

Dr. Stephen French

Dr. Bob Hollinshead

Dr. Justin LeBlanc

Dr. Ian Lo

Dr. Ed Rendall 

Dr. Marlis Sabo

Dr. James Stewart 

Elbow

Dr. Aaron Bois 

Dr Richard Boorman

Dr. Kevin Hildebrand

Hand & Wrist

Dr. Vaughan Bowen 

Dr. Gurpreet Dhaliwal 

Dr. Kevin Hildebrand

Dr. Christina Hiscox

Dr. Neil White

Hip

Dr Greg Abelseth

Dr. Elridge Batuyong

Dr. Brian Burkart

Dr. Marcia Clark

Dr. Kelley de Souza 

Dr. Paul Duffy 

Dr. John Donaghy

Dr. Kelly Johnston

Dr. Carol Hutchison

Dr. Raul Kuchinad

Dr. Jim MacKenzie 

Dr. Stephen Miller

Dr. Nick Mohtadi

Dr. Jim Powell

Dr. Ed Rendall

Dr. Raj Sharma

Dr. Jason Werle

Dr. Lowell van Zuiden

Knee

Dr. Greg Abelseth

Dr. Elridge Batuyong

Dr. Brian Burkart

Dr. Marcia Clark

Dr. Robert Bray

Dr. Kelley de Souza 

Dr. John Donaghy

Dr. Stephen French

Dr. Kelly Johnston 

Dr. Raul Kuchinad

Dr. David Longino

Dr.Jim MacKenzie 

Dr. Ryan Martin

Dr. Stephen Miller

Dr. Nick Mohtadi

Dr. Darrell Penner

Dr. Ed Rendall

Dr. Raj Sharma

Dr. James Stewart

Dr. Scott Timmermann

Dr. Andrea Veljkovic

Dr. Jason Werle

Dr. Lowell van Zuiden

Foot & Ankle

Dr. Hugh Dougall

Dr. Stephen Hunt

Dr. Ian Le

Dr. Jeremy LaMothe

Dr. Maureen O’Brien

Dr. Iain Russell

Dr. Raj Sharma

Dr. Andrea Veljkovic

 


 

 

What is an Orthopaedic Triage Assessment?

In healthcare, triage assessments are designed to help patients get on the right ‘clinical pathway’ to achieve success as soon as possible.

Simply put, the goal is to prevent delayed, inappropriate or inadequate treatment that may result in failure.

An orthopaedic triage assessment is designed to help patients  – with both acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions –  receive the highest standard of evidence-based care as soon as possible.

On a practical level, orthopaedic triage assessments are designed to answer key questions such as:

  1. What is the diagnosis of my injury or condition and what is the best treatment plan for me?
  2. Do I need diagnostic imaging such as x-rays, an ultrasound or an MRI?
  3. How long will it take for my injury to get better?
  4. Can I get better at home?
  5. Who is the most appropriate healthcare professional that I should see for my condition?
  6. Are there activities or exercises that I should be doing at home to help myself get better?
  7. Are there activities or exercises that I should not be doing?
  8. Do I really need to see an orthopaedic surgeon for my injury or condition?
  9. If I saw a surgeon today, what is the probability that I would be offered surgery?

The Consequences of Delayed,  Inadequate or Inappropriate Orthopaedic Care

Unfortunately,   Canadians who receive delayed, inadequate or inappropriate treatment for an orthopaedic injury or condition are considered to be at a higher risk:

  1. To develop chronic and disabling neuromuscular pain.
  2. To become dependent on prescription pain medications,
  3. To develop permanent disability that prevents them from working or performing normal activities of daily living,
  4. To place a greater burden on their families and other caregivers for support over their lifetime.
  5. To become increasingly dependent on the healthcare system over their lifetime.
  6. For patients who’ve undergone orthopaedic surgery and returned home without access to  a local physiotherapist, there is a greater possibility that they (a) will not do their rehab properly or regularly,  (b) will fail to meet their rehab goals on schedule and (c)  potentially achieve a sub-par surgical outcome / result.

 

 

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