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The Division of Orthopedic Surgery at the Ottawa Hospital specializes in care of the Musculoskeletal System.  Our surgeons take great pride in offering our patients world class care.

Each surgeon at The Ottawa Hospital has fellowship training in a specific field of orthopedics.  Our division has surgeons with expertise in:

Arthroplasty (Hip and Knee Replacements)
Spine Surgery
Trauma Surgery (Fractures)
Oncology (Bone Tumours)
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Hand and Wrist Surgery
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Sports Medicine
Pediatric Orthopedics (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario)

Our values

Patient Care: We will deliver compassionate and patient-centered quality care that meets both the physical and emotional needs of our patients.

Education & Professional Development: We will inspire and direct the training of current and future practitioners providing musculoskeletal care – as future ethical, patient-centered physicians, surgeons and colleagues.  We will play an active role in the promotion of musculoskeletal health and the prevention of injuries in the community.

Research: We will research and establish best evidence-based practices in providing comprehensive treatment of musculoskeletal conditions from childhood through adulthood.

Culture and work environment: We will provide and sustain a positive working environment that encourages respect, teamwork, quality and growth.

Referrals / New Patients:

Patients that want to be seen by a physician from the Division of Orthopedic Surgery must have a referral from a primary care physician or specialist. These referrals can be sent directly to the office of each individual surgeon.

We recognize that access to orthopedic care can be difficult due to extended wait times for some orthopedic subspecialties. We prioritize each consult based on medical urgency.

Regional Hip and Knee Replacement Program:

All referrals for patients who are potential candidates for primary total hip or total knee replacement must be sent to the regional central intake centre (CIC). Referrals sent to surgeons’ offices will be redirected to the CIC and the CIC will ask you to complete a new referral form. This process could take several months, so it would be best for your patient that you complete the approved referral form and fax directly to the CIC. For more information on referring patients to the CIC please visit the Champlain LHIN’s website.

Appointments:

**DO NOT CONTACT INDIVIDUAL SURGEONS OFFICES TO BOOK FOLLOWUP APPOINTMENTS**

For follow up visits, patients should be given their next appointment date and time before they leave the hospital or outpatient clinic. If you did not receive your appointment at that time, you must call the appropriate clinic directly to schedule this. The clinic information for both campuses is below.

General Campus

1) Plaster Room
Main Building, 2nd Floor, Close to X-Ray
613-737-8400
8:00 – 4:00pm

2) Outpatient Clinic
Main Building, 2nd Floor, Module 0
613-737-8370
Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 4:00pm
Friday 8:00 – 3:00pm

Civic Campus

1) Plaster room
Main Building, Section F
613-761-4094
8:00 – 4:00pm
Phones are answered between 8:15 – 11:45am and 12:45 – 3:00pm.

2) Outpatient Clinic
Main Building, Section F
613-761-5136
Monday – Friday 7:30-3:30
Phones are answered Monday to Friday between 7:30-11:45am and 1:00-3:00pm and on Wednesday between 9:00-3:30pm.

Comments / Concerns:  We value each patient and we want to hear about your experience with our surgeons at the Ottawa Hospital.   Please feel free to contact us with your feedback by contacting Johanne Samson at johsamson@toh.ca or 613- 737-8899 extension 75040.

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