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 Inpatient Orthopaedic Services

Trillium Health Partners is one of the largest hospitals performing joint replacements in Ontario. We collaborate with over 25 other network partners across the greater Toronto area to follow best practices and ensure patients receive the best care. We have both inpatient and outpatient programs for people with bone, muscle and joint health issues

  • Prevention
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Education

Orthopaedic Services Update

To support the ongoing need for physical distancing due to COVID 19, we have made some changes to allow you to stay home for the below appointments prior to your surgery:

Before Your Surgery

Pre-Operative Clinic
Most pre-operative clinic appointments are being conducted with online consultations or assessments. This means you do not need to visit the hospital for this appointment. We will call you to book a day and time to speak.

Pre-Operative Education Resources
Before your surgery you must review the self-study resources below carefully to make sure you are prepared.
It is very important for you and your caregivers to be ready for your surgery and your return home. The resources below will help you to know how to prepare for your surgery, what equipment you will need to arrange, and what supports you will need during your recovery at home.

Education Checklist

Inpatient Resources
If you are staying overnight in hospital after surgery

Outpatient Resources
If you are going home the same day as your surgery

Read the Guide to Total Joint Replacement Surgery Booklet

Guide to Total Knee Rep​​lacement Surgery (PDF)

Guide to Total Hip Replacement Surgery (PDF)

Guide to Same Day Knee Replacement Surgery (PDF)

Guide to Same Day Hip Replacement Surgery (PDF)​

Watch our Education Class

Total Knee Replacement Education Class

Total Hip Replacement Education Class

Same Day Total Knee Replacement Education Class

Same Day Total Hip Replacement Education Class

Watch our Exercise Videos

Hip Replacement Exercises

Knee Replacement Exercises

Download and Review the SeamlessMD Website/APP

SeamlessMD is a free, interactive, step-by-step digital patient education tool. It is available as a mobile app on your smartphone, tablet and/or online as a website on your computer, and will help you prepare for your surgery.

What is the SeamlessMD Patient Education Tool (PDF)

Attend the Virtual Question and Answer Session


If you have any questions about the exercises or how to prepare your home we are hosting weekly virtual question and answer sessions.

To register for this virtual session, please call Rehabilitation Services Reception at 905-813-1571.

They will ask you to review the below agreements, and will email you a link to the event.

Confidentiality Agreements:

Patient Consent for Email Communication (PDF)

THP Virtual Care Consent (PDF)

For Outpatient Hip/Knee Replacement Patients Only:
Review the Medication Schedule
If you are going home the same day as your surgery, please see the medication schedule below. This will be reviewed with you during your Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic virtual appointment. ​

Medication Schedule (PDF)​


What Should I Expect from My Total Hip Replacement?

During a total hip replacement or total hip arthroplasty, both parts of the hip joint are replaced by artificial implants or prostheses.

The femoral (or leg) implant has a stem that extends into the canal of the thigh bone; the acetabular (or hip) component is placed inside the socket, or cup-like structure, of the hip. The femoral implant then fits into the cup-like structure of the hip. This combination allows the worn out area of the hip to be replaced by an implant which restores natural movement.

A total hip replacement may include the following benefits:

  • Improved movement
  • Improved mobility and stabilization
  • Decreased joint pain
  • Increased leg strength
  • Improved quality of life – the ability to return to normal activities and hobbies

Before recommending a hip replacement, your doctor may prescribe walking aids such as a cane, medication and/or physical therapy in an effort to relieve pain and improve the function of your hip joint. Most degenerative problems will at some point require replacement of the painful hip with an artificial hip replacement.

What Should I Expect from My Total Knee Replacement
More joint replacement surgeries are performed at Trillium on the knee than on any other joint. Knee replacement surgery is recommended for patients with severe knee pain and disability caused by damage to cartilage from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or trauma. It is highly successful in relieving pain and restoring the function and use of the knee.

A total knee replacement may include the following benefits:

  • Reduced joint pain
  • Increased movement and mobility
  • Increased stability
  • Improved quality of life – the ability to return to normal activities and hobbies 

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