The Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at Humber River Hospital is one of the largest and busiest in Ontario. Our surgeons perform over 1,600 hip and knee replacements annually, while also providing comprehensive sport, upper and lower extremity, foot and ankle, and community paediatric musculoskeletal care.
The Orthopaedic Surgery department at Humber River Hospital has a highly trained team of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing our patients with the best care possible.
Our Orthopaedic Surgery team is comprised of 14 sub-specialized fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons. Our department includes daily trauma rooms and 4 elective surgery rooms allowing our team to provide patients with expedited surgical care.
With patient well-being as our main focus, our department strives for innovation, collaboration and clinical excellence to provide our patients with advanced surgical options.
Our surgeons pioneered the anterior hip replacement technique used in the GTA and have embraced the use of rapidly developing technology to enhance surgical precision and patient outcomes. Robotic-assisted navigation for knee replacements (ROSA), Intellijoint navigation for hip replacements, and 3-D modelling for shoulder and ankle replacements are helping us to constantly raise the standard of orthopaedic care in Canada and provide the best outcomes to patients.
Advanced regional blocks and home-based analgesia developed by our colleagues in the department of anesthesia have allowed our patients to go home the same day, even for joint replacement surgery. These advancements have increased patient well-being during recovery, reduced the demand for narcotics and promoted earlier mobility during recovery. Our patients are often able to return to work and leisure activities quicker with these new advances.
Many of our team members support the medical community and continue their learning as faculty members at The University of Toronto and Queen’s University medical schools. There they teach medical students, residents, fellows and orthopaedic colleagues around the world.
- The surgeons at Humber River Hospital were amongst the first in Canada to adopt novel approaches to orthopedic surgery such as anterior total hip arthroplasties, robotic ROSA® total knee arthroplasties, Intellijoint hip arthroplasties, and 3-D modelling for shoulder and ankle replacements
- We provide narcotic reducing, outpatient peripheral nerve block pain management modalities such as the continuous outpatient intrascalene nerve block (COIN) program, same day knee replacement program (SKiP) and Same-day Ankle Surgery without General Anaesthesia Required (SAGAR) that promote earlier mobility with rapid return to work and leisure activities
- Our Orthopedic Care Navigator can provide patients with support before joint replacement surgery and after discharge from the hospital.
What to Expect
- Humber River Hospital’s Fracture Clinic accommodates patients with musculoskeletal trauma, developmental, and degenerative conditions, on a daily basis. Patients who have moderate to severe hip, knee, or shoulder pain may also be referred by their family physician to our Rapid Access Clinic
- The surgical journey is facilitated by the pre-screening department. During this process, patients will be provided pre-operative education, what to expect on the day of surgery, and post-op rehabilitative strategies.
- Our surgical expertise and daily dedicated fracture clinics and operative trauma service provide an expedited surgical recovery for our patients
- Our advanced anesthesia techniques allow the majority of our patients to go home on the day of surgery. The inpatient surgical ward, on the 11th floor, is available for patients who require an overnight stay in the hospital.