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Therapies - Outpatient Services

Provincial Hip and Knee Pathway

 

This is a multidisciplinary clinic which manages outpatient care for clients who require knee or hip replacement


Access

 

Referrals for assessment accepted via the GP Tool by physicians and nurse practioners (in conjunction with a GP) from anywhere in the province.
Referral Form


Assessment


An initial assessment is conducted by a Physical Therapist to determine appropriateness for joint replacement surgery followed by a nurse screening and orthopedic surgeon assessment if appropriate.


Pre-operative Education:

  • is available for those awaiting surgery for joint replacement;
  • consists of an education session about the surgery, pre and post-operative management and expectations for the recovery period;
  • needs are assessed and equipment is arranged for the client at the class.

Hip Surgery Information Booklet

Knee Surgery Information Booklet

Risks and Benefits Pamphlet


Post-operative Education Class
  • is a weekly class for those who have had total hip or knee replacement;
  • classes are held in several locations in the health region;
  • call (306)694-0201 for details