General Information

General Information

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is a recognized centre of excellence for providing musculoskeletal/orthopaedic care. This care involves obtaining a detailed history from the patient, carrying out a careful physical examination, and undertaking appropriate investigations of the orthopaedic problem. This allows us to provide the patient with the most appropriate care, whether it is conservative treatment or surgical intervention.

Our team of orthopaedic surgeons have expertise in total joint replacement, sports medicine/arthroscopic surgery, spine surgery, foot surgery and upper extremity surgery. We continually excel in meeting the provincial guidelines and benchmarks in providing efficient and quality orthopaedic care. Our staff and physicians recognize and appreciate that SHN serves a culturally diverse population, and we strive to make each patient experience the best we can.

  • Assessment and care of all musculoskeletal complaints
  • Fracture care
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Oxford unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Revision Total hip and knee replacement
  • Complex spine care/surgery
  • Sports medicine care
  • Arthroscopic surgery of various joints (shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle)
  • Complex ankle/foot care/surgery
  • Upper extremity care/surgery

Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery: Patient Education

Prepare for your hip or knee surgery, plan for your recovery, and learn what to expect during and after surgery.


Orthopaedic Rapid Access Clinic (Hip and Knee)

One of the first steps in your patient journey is to be seen at SHN’s Orthopaedic Rapid Access Clinic, which helps to provide faster treatment for musculoskeletal conditions, particularly hips and knees. Patients will be assessed at the clinic by a health care provider within four weeks of referral, and will be set up for the appropriate follow-up care. This helps to reduce the time it takes to see a specialist, begin treatment, and if necessary have surgery. If surgery is required, the clinic will assist in selecting a surgeon and appointment time.

General hospital: 416-431-8200 ext. 3250
Centenary hospital: 416-284-8131 ext. 2120

A physician referral is required for the Orthopaedic Rapid Access Clinic. Before coming for your appointment at the clinic, you must complete the Hip and Knee Patient Questionnaire.

Click here for questionnaire

Lower Back Pain Rapid Access Clinic

SHN’s Low Back Pain Rapid Access Clinic is an innovative, shared-care model of treatment that helps patients to address their health condition earlier. Patients with low back pain are assessed faster (less than four weeks on average), and are provided with education and an individualized plan so they can better self-manage their condition. The clinic is designed to decrease how frequently patients experience unmanageable chronic low back pain, and reduce the need for diagnostic imaging tests or unnecessary specialist referrals.

Patients will first be assessed by a local health care provider in the community, close to where they live. Then they will be set up with appropriate follow-up care, including a surgical consultation if needed. A physician referral is required for an assessment to be arranged.

General hospital: 416-431-8200 ext. 3250