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Free, reliable, surgeon-approved resources to help patients throughout their orthopaedic care journey.
Planning for Maximal Results: Preparing for your surgery
Hip & Knee Pre-surgery Patient Booklet: Guides pre-surgery hip and knee patients through the care path, advises questions to ask, offers a progress diary, and more.
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Get Moving: Maximizing Your Activity After a Hip or Knee Replacement
Hip & Knee Post-surgery Patient Booklet: Encourages a return to mobility, offers helpful resources, exercises with images, a progress diary, and more.
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Foot & Ankle Surgery: Planning For Your Best Results
Foot & Ankle Patient Booklet: Guides patients through the care path, identifies common questions and offers a progress diary.
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Click here for specific foot & ankle procedure information sheets
Recovery From a Hip Fracture
Hip Fracture Patient Booklet: Helps hip fracture patients maximize their surgical outcomes and return to mobility. Suitable for patients and caregivers, provides information from a patient’s perspective.
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Click here for more information about recovering from a hip fracture
Tips For Recovery After Hip Replacement
Hip Replacement Patient Booklet: Provides information from a patient’s perspective, who is also a physician. Encourages improved fitness levels prior to surgery, identifies what to expect in the early post-operative period and reinforces rehab.
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The Hip Replacement booklet is also available in print format. To order in any quantity, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shoulder Surgery: Planning For Your Best Results
Shoulder Surgery Booklet: Guides shoulder patients through the care path, answers common questions and offers a progress diary.
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Click here for specific shoulder procedure information sheets
Returning to Sexual Activity following Joint Replacement Surgery
Credit to OASIS (OsteoArthritis Service Integration System) – part of Vancouver Coastal Health (Vancouver, BC)
A Parents’ Guide to Clubfoot and its treatment using the Ponseti Method
Ideal for parents of children with clubfoot and its treatment using the Ponseti Method of correction.
Download A Parents’ Guide to Clubfoot and its treatment using the Ponseti Method
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Patient Educational Videos
Ideal for display in waiting rooms, clinics and posting to hospital websites.
Hip and Knee Video by Dr. Mike Evans
A “visual whiteboard lecture” on how to prepare for hip & knee replacement. This video was made possible by funds raised at Sunnybrook Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Centre through Hip Hip Hooray!
Other Patient Resources
Stopping Smoking Before Surgery
Smoking Cessation Brochure: Program to support healthcare professionals in providing smoking cessation resources to patients.
Click here to download a smoking cessation brochure
The smoking cessation brochure is also available in print format. To order in any quantity, send an email to email@example.com.
Electronic newsletter dedicated to bone and joint health.