Patient Information Resources

Helping to give Canadians new life through mobility

Free, reliable, surgeon-approved resources to help patients throughout their orthopaedic care journey

Booklets

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.

Download Hip & Knee Pre-surgery Patient Booklet

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.

Download Hip & Knee Post-surgery Patient Booklet

Foot & Ankle Surgery: Preparing For Your Best Results

Foot & Ankle Patient Booklet: Guides patients through the care path, identifies common questions and offers a progress diary.

Download Foot & Ankle Patient Booklet

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.

Download Hip Fracture Patient Booklet

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.

Download Hip Replacement Patient Booklet

The Hip Replacement booklet is also available in print format. To order in any quantity, send an email to patient-ed@canorth.org.

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

The Clubfoot booklet is also available in print format. To order in any quantity, send an email to patient-ed@canorth.org.

Videos

Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Patient Educational Videos

Ideal for display in waiting rooms, clinics and posting to hospital websites.

Watch Videos

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!

View on youtube.com

Other Patient Resources

Ortho Connect Peer Support Service

Phone-based service for orthopaedic patients that provides real-world insight from real-world patients.

Learn more about Ortho Connect Peer Support Service

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

OrthoLink E-newsletter

Quarterly electronic newsletter dedicated to bone and joint health.

Learn more about the OrthoLink E-newsletter