Patient Information Resources

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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: Planning 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.

Returning to Sexual Activity following Joint Replacement Surgery

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.

Download Shoulder Patient Booklet

Click here for specific shoulder procedure information sheets

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

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

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

OrthoLink E-newsletter

Electronic newsletter dedicated to bone and joint health.

Learn more about the OrthoLink E-newsletter