Useful Links

Below are some useful links for various orthopaedic resources, associations, and information sources. To have your web site added to this list, or to report any broken links, please contact:

The provision of a link from the Foundation website to other sites does not indicate endorsement of those sites by the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation, and the Foundation accepts no responsibility for the validity or accuracy of their content.

We regret that we cannot provide surgical advice or referrals. Under the Canada Health Act, all patients must be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon by a family physician.


Arthroscopy Association of Canada (AAC)
Bone and Joint Canada (BJC)
Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM)
Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society (CAS)
Canadian Arthroplasty Society (CAS)
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)
Canadian Association of Physician Assistants (CAPA)
Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA)
Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA)
Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (COFAS)
Canadian Orthopaedic Limb Lengthening Association (COLLA)
Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association (CONA)
Canadian Orthopaedic Oncology Society (CANOOS)
Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society (CORS)
Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Association (CORA)
Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society (COTS)
Canadian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (CPOS)
Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA)
Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)
Canadian Rheumatologist Association (CRA)
Canadian Shoulder and Elbow Society (CSES)
Canadian Spine Society (CSS)
COA Global Surgery (COAGS)
Wrist Evaluation Canada (WECAN)

Government web sites regarding wait times

Canadian Joint Replacement Registry
CIHI Wait Times (benchmarks for treatment and wait time trending across Canada)
British Columbia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Government health sites

Health Canada
Canadian Healthcare Network – federally sponsored site that provides links, through partnership arrangements, with an impressive array of primarily Canadian sites on health.
Canadian Institute of Health Information
Canadian Institute of Health Research
Home and Community Care

Healthy Living

Alberta Bone & Joint Health Institute – Patient Education Guide
Active Aging Canada – Healthy living for life
Is Your Home Healthy? Easy Steps to Maintaining a Healthy Home – publication from Health Canada
Fall Prevention for Seniors
HCCC – Health Charities Coalition of Canada “How to” Health Guide
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists – Find an OT
ORCA – Ontario Retirement Communities Association
Smoker’s Helpline 
Stop Smoking for Safer Surgery

Disease-state web sites

The Arthritis Society
Canadian Clubfoot Support Society
Cerebral Palsy Support – Guide to treatment
Diabetes Care Community – share experiences, learn from others and find reliable information from Canadian diabetes healthcare professionals
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Osteoporosis Canada

Sites providing Orthopaedic related info

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (U.S.)
Bedroom Safety Guide (U.S.) – National Council on Aging
British Columbia Foot and Ankle (Vancouver, BC)
GTA Rehab Network (Toronto, ON)
Joint Replacement (U.S.)
My Surgery – (Nova Scotia) – online source of information for hip and knee replacement patients
Orthogate – The gateway to orthopaedic information on the internet; for professionals and patients
Osteoporosis Defined: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments (U.S.) –, an online source of information for seniors.
Alex Rabinovitch, MD (Ontario surgeon) – common foot & ankle conditions
Talking with Docs – orthopaedic videos to help you > click on ‘Videos’

Hospital or Health Centre sites

OASIS (OsteoArthritis Service Integration System) – part of Vancouver Coastal Health (Vancouver, BC)
Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic (London, ON)
Clearpoint Health Network – network of independent surgical and medical centres with locations in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia.

Medical Device Manufacturer Patient Info web sites

DePuy Synthes
Smith & Nephew
Wright Medical Technology
Zimmer Biomet

General Medical Info

Medscape – patient education center
Patient Decision Aids – Ottawa Health Research Institute
Medicine Net – patient education and medical terms
MedBroadcast – a consumer oriented resource
Medline Plus – The National Library of Medicine’s resource for consumer health information
Body Systems – Study guide to the systems of the body
WebMD – general health Information