Hip and knee replacement surgery is one of the areas targeted by Canada’s wait times strategy. For people suffering with osteoarthritic pain from damaged joints, waits of one to two years is not reasonable. Indeed the benchmark for the province Ontario is a maximum of six months wait.
The Queensway Carleton hospital is the site of a new clinic, the Total Joint Assessment Clinic, a fast-track triage center that provides patients the opportunity of rapid assessment of potential surgery if required.
Some of our listeners to Sunday House Call have taken advantage of this clinic and report great satisfaction with the results.
- Dr. John Gordon and Maureen Sly-Havey from the QCH Total Joint Assessment Clinic