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 for referrals for adults with moderate to severe osteoarthritis of their hip or knee.
Our region is part of Ontario Health (West) and includes Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Burlington and Brant Region. 

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 at a preferred location, or they may choose the first available assessment at any of the locations within the region.

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 at 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 a preferred location, or the first available assessment at any of the locations within the region.

Download a PDF copy of the MSK CIAC Patient Guide

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

Niagara Health logo Hamilton Health Sciences logo Brant Community Healthcare System logo St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton logo Joseph Brant Hospital logo

This program is part of Ontario Health (West) Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Burlington, Brant Region.