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)

Government web sites regarding wait times

Canadian Joint Replacement Registry
Wait Times – Benchmarks for treatment and wait time trending across Canada
Alberta
British Columbia
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Ontario

Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Saskatchewan

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
Active Aging Canada – Healthy living for life
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 – find an Occupational Therapist
ORCA – Ontario Retirement Communities Association
Smoker’s Helpline 
Stop Smoking for Safer Surgery

Disease-state web sites

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

Sites providing Orthopaedic related info

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (U.S.)
British Columbia Foot and Ankle (Vancouver, BC)
GTA Rehab Network (Toronto, ON)
John Antoniou, MD (Quebec surgeon)
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
Shield My Senior (U.S.) – article on hip fractures with the elderly

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