Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael Garron Hospital’s (MGH) long history of providing exemplary orthopaedic care to its community goes as far back as 1898. In 1965, its orthopaedic surgeons performed Canada’s first cemented total hip replacement. Continuing the tradition of orthopaedic excellence, our surgeons care for patients with a wide spectrum of sports and arthritis-related conditions, alongside traumatic injuries.

Our vision is to provide passionate and patient-centric care for all patients. As a University of Toronto community teaching hospital, we are committed to teaching and clinical research. Through innovative solutions, we strive to provide state-of-the-art care.

The division of orthopaedic surgery at MGH offers a wide breadth of surgical services.

Areas of Expertise

  • Lower extremity joint reconstruction
  • Hip and knee replacement
  • Foot and ankle reconstruction
  • Upper extremity joint reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic surgery for shoulder and elbow
  • Shoulder and elbow replacement
  • Spine surgery
  • Sports medicine
  • Trauma management of the musculoskeletal system

Clinics and Diagnostic Services

  • Fracture clinic
  • Hip & knee arthritis program (HKAP)
  • Muscoskeletal rapid access clinic

Arthritis and sports injuries are leading causes for disability and impairment in Canada. Though many of these conditions are managed conservatively, surgery can be very effective for end-stage arthritis and certain sports-related injuries. Our surgeons work with patients and their families to individualize a treatment plan.

To expedite care for hip and knee arthritis patients, a rapid assessment centre (RAC) was established. Through this centre, access to consultation and assessment is standardized and streamlined. Our goal is to provide team-based care. In the future, RAC will be expanded to include other musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain and upper extremity conditions.

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