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Trillium Health Partners is one of the largest community health centres performing joint replacements in Ontario. As a member of the Bone and Joint Health Network, 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.

Our services focus on:

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

We perform primary and revision total joint replacements of hip, knee and shoulder joints when they are damaged by arthritis. Most of our joint replacement patients are discharged from hospital to home or the community on the 4th day after surgery.

Pre-Operative Clinic
If you are scheduled for joint replacement surgery you will attend our pre-operative clinic. The clinic visit is scheduled up to 2 weeks before surgery. This allows time for you and your family to receive information and education about your surgery, consults for medical and anesthesia, diagnostic tests (blood work, X-ray, cardiogram), and complete all necessary paperwork. As a result, you’ll be able to sleep at home the night before your surgery rather than being admitted the day before for tests.

Post-Operative Recovery
Following surgery, you will be transferred from the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit to the 29-bed Orthopedic Unit (Orthopaedics 1J).

We also offer a Fracture Clinic that provides acute and follow-up fracture care and post-operative follow-up care for elective and non-elective surgery patients. To read more about our Fracture Clinic, click here.

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How Do I Book a Pre-Operative Education Class? [accordion title]
Contact your surgeon's office. Leave a message with your name and telephone number so we can get back to you and arrange a date for your attendance.
Classes are led by an Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist Assistant.

In the pre-op class we will discuss:

  • How to prepare for your surgery
  • What to expect during your hospital stay
  • What equipment you will need to arrange
  • How to prepare for your recovery at home
  • What supports you will need during your recovery at home

Classes are held regularly on Thursday evenings. Class starts at 6:30pm. Expect to be there for at least two hours. Please bring your pre-op education booklets given to you in the pre-op medical clinic. If you are able, please bring one English-speaking family member with you.

Trillium Health Centre,
100 Queensway West
Mississauga, Ontario

We are in the Clinical Learning Lab on the 1st floor of the "J" Wing

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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