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Neuro/Musculoskeletal Program

Neurological Care

This program provides the best possible treatment for patients who have experienced a stroke, other neurological events such as a brain injury, seizures and headaches. We are the regional stroke and neurosurgical centre for Mississauga-Halton and Central West LHINs, which includes Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, and Dufferin.

Patients who have experienced symptoms of a stroke within the past 4 hours are brought directly to the regional stroke centre to be assessed for eligibility to receive tPA, a clot-busting medication. We are one of the top hospitals in Canada for administering this medication.

We have a team of neurologists who specialize in stroke, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, headaches, and other conditions requiring neurological care as well as an experienced inter-professional team that delivers best practice care.

Rehabilitation and post-discharge follow-up is also available.

Neurosurgery/Spine Care

Neurosurgery is provided for patients who can benefit from a surgical intervention including those with minor to severe head trauma, brain or spinal cord tumours, aneurysms, brain haemorrhages, cerebral vascular disorders, and degenerative disc disorders. Intensive monitoring is available for patients with greater care needs during and immediately following neurosurgery. Neurodiagnostic services include testing, such as EEGs that aid in diagnosing disease processes affecting the nervous system. Conservative management for spine disorders that have lasted less than 6 months is also available through our ambulatory spine centre. We are able to treat many conditions including:

  • Stable spinal fractures
  • Post-operative back pain
  • Mechanical back pain (lasting less than 6 months)
  • Identified disc pathology (i.e., disc herniation, disc bulge)
  • Back pain that is not yet diagnosed (lasting less than 6 months)

Musculoskeletal Care

We care for patients with bone, muscle and joint health issues. Orthopaedic conditions can dramatically affect quality of life. With impaired mobility or movement, people may not be able to sit, stand, walk or handle daily activities on their own.

We have programs for both inpatients and outpatients, focusing on:

  • Prevention
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Surgery including fracture repairs and joint replacements
  • Rehabilitation
  • Education

We are one of the largest community health centres in the province performing joint replacements. In 2012/13, we expect to perform over 1500 hip/knee replacements. In addition, we work closely with the Emergency Department and the Operating Room in the rapid assessment and treatment of patients with hip fractures.

Inpatient Services

Orthopaedic Services
Stroke and Neurology Services
Neurosurgical Services
Surgical Spine Services

Outpatient Services

Outpatient Physiotherapy
Stroke Prevention Clinic
Neurorehabilitation
Hand Therapy Program
Fracture Clinic
Neurodiagnostic Services
Spine Centre
Momentum Rehabilitation