Hip & Knee

About Us

A couple stands with a shovelOne of the main reasons that people have hip or knee pain is from osteoarthritis or "wear and tear" of their joints. The MSK CIAC Hip and Knee Program provides adults with moderate to severe hip or knee osteoarthritis with an assessment to determine if they may need joint replacement surgery.

Central Intake

MSK CIAC is the one point of contact in the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network (HNHB LHIN) for referrals for adults with moderate to severe osteoarthritis of their hip or knee. The HNHB LHIN includes Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant, Burlington and most of Norfolk county.

Assessment

Hip and knee assessments 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.

Referral

Primary Care Providers can refer patients to MSK CIAC using the standardized MSK CIAC Hip and Knee Referral Form. This document opens in a PDF.

Assessment

Patients are assessed within four weeks by an Advanced Practice Provider (Physiotherapist) with specialized training in hip and knee osteoarthritis.

Assessments take place in MSK CIAC Hip and Knee Assessment Centres. The MSK CIAC Hip and Knee Program has four Assessment Centres located in hospitals 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.

Download a copy of the MSK CIAC Patient Guide . This document opens in a PDF.

Orthopaedic Surgeons

Brant Community Health System, Brantford General Hospital

Hamilton Health Sciences, Juravinski Hospital

Joseph Brant Hospital

Niagara Health, Greater Niagara General Hospital

Niagara Health, St. Catharines Hospital

Niagara Health, Welland General Hospital

St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton

Patients are fully covered by OHIP

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This program is part of the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Health Integration Network.