Orthopaedics includes surgery of the spine and joints such as hips, knees, ankles, feet and shoulders. At MSH, our compassionate and skilled surgical team performs many different types of orthopaedic surgeries in state-of-the-art operating rooms using the most up-to-date surgical techniques.
Orthopaedic and Joint Assessment Centre (OJAC)
Our Orthopaedic and Joint Assessment Centre (OJAC) offers rapid access to advanced practitioners that reduce wait times. In fact, MSH is regularly ranked as having one of the shortest wait times for joint replacement surgery in Ontario.
The OJAC is part of a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care-wide initiative. The Central LHIN has established a centralized referral system – with the central referral centre located at MSH – for the region’s five Rapid Access Centres (RACs): Humber River Hospital, Mackenzie Health, MSH, North York General Hospital and Southlake Regional Health Centre.
The centralized referral system offers detailed assessment with advance practice practitioners, the ability for you to choose your surgeon, as well as comprehensive information and education.
Support throughout your surgical journey
Our interprofessional team includes advance practice physiotherapists who work alongside our surgeons, nurses, radiologists and other members of the health team to perform an assessment of your physical function and make recommendations for your treatment and care.
In addition, our orthopaedic patient navigator will support you and your family throughout your surgical journey, including 90 days after your surgery. Your navigator will answer your questions and schedule any follow-up appointments. If you have same-day surgery, follow-up appointments can also be done from your home through your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Patients coming for surgery can also view the your surgical journey and day of surgery pages that include important information, such as how to prepare for surgery and what to do/where to go when arriving at the hospital.