Your Partner in Practice
The Foundation is a responsive, patient-focused national health charity, complementing and extending the care surgeons provide to hundreds of thousands of patients each year.
Surgeons have an effective resource and can direct patients to the Foundation for accurate, reliable information and strong support.
Connecting Patients - Ortho Connect is a peer support program that provides newly referred patients with the opportunity to talk to someone, over the phone, who has already been through a similar surgery, thus providing some insight into what to expect and increasing their confidence and comfort. New referrals for any type of surgery are matched with a trained volunteer based on surgery type, age, gender, languages spoken and more, to learn what to expect and how to prepare for thier surgery and return to mobility.
Preparing Patients - Web and print-based information on various orthopaedic procedures aimed at making the patient's experience a little easier is available from the Foundation. A list of questions and a checklist guides patients to participate in their care and practically prepare for their upcoming surgery. You may also direct your patients to our educational, interactive website - www.orthoconnect.org.
Patient Information Resources - Information you and your patients can trust. Reliable, surgeon-approved resources to help your patients' understanding and to help you reclaim the time. All of our educational materials are available in both English and French, free in quantity to surgeons or hospitals. To order:
The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation's programs and services are built for patients and for surgeons - extending patient care from offices and hospitals to the comfort of their own homes. Know the Foundation, and know a new partner in your practice.
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