Internet Resources

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.

Associations

Bone and Joint Canada
Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA)
Canadian Orthopaedic Residents Association (CORA)
Canadian Orthopaedic Nurses Association (CONA)
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists
Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)
Wait Time Alliance – represented by the national medical specialty societies providing care in the priority areas identified in the 2004 Health Accord

Government web sites regarding wait times

Canadian Joint Replacement Registry
Ontario
British Columbia
Alberta
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Manitoba
Saskatchewan
Quebec

Government health sites

Health Canada
Canadian Health 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 
Community Care Access Centre (CCAC)

Healthy Living

Alberta Bone & Joint Health Institute – Patient Aids
ALCOA – Active Living Coalition for Older Adults
Is Your Home Healthy? Easy Steps to Maintaining a Healthy Home – publication from Health Canada
HCCC – Health Charities Coalition of Canada “How to” Health Guide
Occupational Therapy Works – database of community resources
ORCA – Ontario Retirement Communities Association
Smoker’s Helpline 
Quit Smoking Community

Disease-state web sites

The Arthritis Society
Osteoporosis Canada
Muscular Dystrophy
Multiple Sclerosis
Diabetes Care Community – share experiences, learn from others and find reliable information from Canadian diabetes healthcare professionals

Sites providing Orthopaedic related info

My Surgery – (Nova Scotia) – online source of information for hip and knee replacement patients
GTA Rehab Network (Toronto, ON)
John Antoniou, MD (Quebec surgeon)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (U.S.)
Joint Replacement (U.S.)
Orthogate – The gateway to orthopaedic information on the internet; for professionals and patients

Hospital or Health Centre sites

OASIS (OsteoArthritis Service Integration System) – part of Vancouver Coastal Health (Vancouver, BC)
Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic (London, ON)

Medical Device Manufacturer Patient Info web sites

DePuy Synthes
Smith & Nephew
Stryker
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 – select Diseases and Conditions under Medical Information