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Orthopedics

Orthopedics focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons and nerves. Specialists may use medical, physical, rehabilitative and/or surgical methods to restore or improve function. How services are accessed can vary.

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Clinics, Programs, and Services

Bone Mineral Density (BMD) Testing

Offered at 9 locations

A bone density scan measures how much calcium and other types of minerals are in an area of your bone.

The scan may help your health care provider to determine...

fri May 24 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
sat May 25 Closed
sun May 26 Closed
mon May 27 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
tue May 28 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
wed May 29 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
thu May 30 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

A physician referral is required to access this service.

Contact:
902-679-3819 ext. 2

How do I change or cancel an appointment?
Please call 1-844-I-REBOOK (1-844-473-2665). You will be asked to select the location of your appointment and service.


You will be connected with a team member who can cancel your appointment and help arrange for a new appointment. 

Hip and Knee Pre-habilitation Program

Offered at 9 locations

The Hip and Knee Arthritis Pre-habilitation program helps you get mentally and physically ready for joint replacement surgery, so that you can have the best possible results from your surgery...

You will need a referral from the Orthopedic Assessment Clinic.

A completed referral form and updated X-rays are required to process the referral. Primary health care providers will need to arrange to have X-rays completed within one year, with specific views as indicated on the referral form.

Contact:

Tel: 902-679-2657 x 2936

3rd floor

Hip Arthritis and Hip Replacement

Offered at 14 locations

There are many options to help lower your pain and have a better quality of life when you have hip pain that is caused by arthritis. Knowing the tools to...

A completed referral form and updated X-rays are required to process the referral. Primary health care providers will need to arrange to have X-rays completed within one year, with specific views as indicated on the referral form.

Contact:

Orthopedic Assessment Clinic
Tel: 902-690-3802   
Toll free:1-844-594-4314

Pre-habilitation Clinic
Tel: 902-679-2657 ext 2936

This is an Orthopedic Assessment Clinic (OAC) and Pre-habilitation Program Location

Knee Arthritis and Knee Replacement

Offered at 15 locations

There are many options to help lower your pain and have a better quality of life when you have knee pain that is often caused by arthritis. Knowing the tools...

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A completed referral form and updated X-rays are required to process the referral. Primary health care providers will need to arrange to have X-rays completed within one year, with specific views as indicated on the referral form.

Contact:

Orthopedic Assessment Clinic
Tel: 902-690-3802   
Toll free:1-844-594-4314

Pre-habilitation Clinic
Tel: 902-679-2657 ext 2936

This is an Orthopedic Assessment Clinic (OAC) and Pre-habilitation Program Location

Orthopedic Assessment Clinic OAC

Offered at 6 locations

Orthopedic Assessment Clinics are located throughout the province (see list below) to help patients with hip and/or knee arthritis better manage their pain and increase their quality of life.

After...

If your primary care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner etc.) believes you may benefit from joint replacement surgery they will make a referral to an Orthopedic Assessment Clinic. After receiving their referral the OAC team will schedule an appointment with you

Referral form*

*A completed referral form and updated X-rays are required to process the referral. Primary health care providers will need to arrange to have X-rays completed within one year, with specific views as indicated on the referral form.

Contact

Orthopedic Assessment Clinic
3rd floor

Tel: 902-690-3802
Toll free: 1-844-594-4314

Orthopedic Surgery

Offered at 6 locations

Orthopedic surgeons provide orthopedic surgeries at various hospitals across the province. These surgeries fall include:

If your primary care provider (family doctor, nurse practitioner etc.) believes you may benefit from orthopedic surgery they will make a referral to an Orthopedic surgeon. After receiving their referral the surgeon’s office will schedule an appointment with you.

Within the Central Zone – Halifax area, Eastern Shore and West Hants, patients will often be scheduled for a Halifax area, Eastern Shore, West Hants referrals are managed through the Orthopedic Assessment Clinic and you will be scheduled for an appointment with the clinic. In all other areas referrals are made directly to surgeons offices and you will be contacted for an appointment.

You can learn more about wait times for surgical consults and surgeries here.

Some procedures are also offered at other regional or community hospitals.

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