Knee X-RayThe Saskatchewan Hip and Knee Pathway improves the quality of care and shortens wait times for patients considering hip or knee replacement surgery. Multi-disciplinary hip and knee clinics ensure that patients are properly assessed, and use a shared decision making process to help the patient choose the treatment option that is best for them. Patients who choose surgery are given the opportunity to prepare for surgery, and understand what to expect after surgery – reducing stress and speeding up recovery. The clinics also help identify patients who may not need surgery.
Family doctors and nurse practitioners can refer patients directly to the Multidisciplinary Clinics in Moose Jaw or Prince Albert by using the physician referral form.
In Regina and Saskatoon, surgical referral is required.
Multi-disciplinary clinics assess patients who may need a hip or knee replacement. The clinics:
Clinics provide earlier access to assessment, education, and pre-habilitation for surgery. This results in higher quality patient care and more streamlined, standardized services.
The following booklets and videos will help prepare patients and their coaches for total hip or knee replacement surgery:
Hip Replacement Booklet
Knee Replacement Booklet
Hip Replacement Post-Op Exercies Book (Regina patients)Knee Replacement Post-Op Exercise Book (Regina patients)
Information for patients
For further information, or to provide feedback on the Hip and Knee Pathway, please use the feedback link at the bottom of the page, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Hip and Knee Pathway” in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you about the ways we can improve outcomes for patients and enable health providers to provide the best possible health advice.