The Musculoskeletal Central Intake and Assessment Centre (MSK CIAC) helps adults with hip and knee problems that cause pain and difficulty moving. One of the main reasons that people have hip or knee pain is from arthritis, or "wear and tear" of their joints.
As part of the Patients First Act (2016) we are changing how we see patients for hip and knee joint replacement assessments. The aim is to improve access to care, reduce wait times and improve patient experience.
MSK CIAC will be one point of contact for all assessments for primary hip and knee arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery) referrals in the HNHB LHIN. The HNHB LHIN includes Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant, Burlington and most of Norfolk county.
Hip and knee assessments will take place at Assessment Centres located in Hamilton, Brantford, Burlington and Niagara. Patients will be booked for an assessment at the location closest to their home, or they may choose the first available assessment at any of the locations within the region or at a preferred location.