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Trauma

Glasgow, Dr. Donald 

Masson, Dr. Edward C.O. 

Stiegelemar, Dr. Robert

Weber, Dr. Don 

Spine

Hedden, Dr. Douglas (paediatric spine)

Henderson, Dr. Ronald Lee 

Huang, Dr. Eric 

Jiang, Dr. Harry

Kortbeek, Dr. Frank

Lavoie, Dr. Mitch 

Mahood, Dr. James  (scoliosis)

Shoulder

Bergman, Dr. Joe 

Bouliane, Dr. Marty 

Bury, Dr. Jeff 

Glasgow, Dr. Rob 

Russell, Dr. Gordon 

Sheps, Dr. David

Hip

Dick, Dr. Don 

Glasgow, Dr. Donald 

Glasgow, Dr. Rob 

Jiang, Dr. Harry

Kortbeek, Dr. Frank

Lavoie, Dr. Mitch 

Mahood, Dr. James 

Masson, Dr. Edward C.O. 

Paul, Dr. Paulose 

Russell, Dr. Gordon 

Weber, Dr. Don 

Knee

Bury, Dr. Jeff 

Dick, Dr. Don 

Durand, Dr. D’Arcy

Glasgow, Dr. Donald 

Hui, Dr. Catherine 

Jiang, Dr. Harry

Jomha, Dr. Nadr

Kortbeek, Dr. Frank

Mahood, Dr. James 

Masson, Dr. Edward C.O. 

Otto, Dr. Dave 

Paul, Dr. Paulose 

Reid, Dr. David C. 

Russell, Dr. Gordon 

Foot & Ankle

Jomha, Dr. Nadr

Pedersen, Dr. Elizabeth 

Paediatrics

Dick, Dr. Don  (not scoliosis)

Dulai, Dr. Sukhdeep

Hedden, Dr. Douglas (spine)

Huang, Dr. Eric  (spine)

McIvor, Dr. John

Oncology

Paul, Dr. Paulose 

Impairment & Disability Evaluations

Esmail, Dr. Salim 

Area of Practice Unspecified

Balyk, Dr. Robert A. 

Cinats, Dr. John 

Glasgow, Dr. Bob  

Goplen, Dr. Gordon 

Johnston, Dr. Bill 

Lalani, Dr. Aleem 

Lavoie, Dr. Guy 

Leung, Dr. Paul Man K.

Manolescu, Dr. Andrei 

McKenzie, Dr. Al 

McMillan, Dr. Jim 

Moreau, Dr. Marc

O’Connor, Dr. Gregory J.  

Panaro, Dr. Carlo 

Scharfenberger, Dr. Angela

Thambiraj, Dr. Joshua 

Toreson, Dr. Jeff

 

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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