Orthopaedic Consultation & Treatment
World-Class experts in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic injuries and conditions.
Direct access to St. Paul’s, Vancouver General and UBC Hospital Orthopaedic Surgeons for MORE than foot & ankle
Orthopaedic surgeons are medical specialists dealing with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system including bones, joints, tendons and muscles. Orthopaedic surgeons use surgical and non-surgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, degenerative diseases (such as osteoarthritis), dislocations, ligament tears, congenital disorders and infections.
A Footbridge Orthopaedic surgeon will review a patient’s case, provide consultation, education and a treatment recommendation – both for surgery or non-surgical options. They are experts in knowing appropriate indications for various treatment options.
Orthopaedic surgical consultation and treatment
Footbridge orthopaedic surgeons will meet with patients to discuss the condition and associated surgical options.
Footbridge practitioners provide and facilitate both image guided and non-image guided injections.
Our Orthopaedics Specialists
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a referral needed to see an Orthopaedic surgeon?
Yes, a referral from a family physician (or other specialist) is required to obtain a consultation with an orthopaedic surgeon.
What preparation do I need to do for my consultation/appointment?
CONFIRM YOUR APPOINTMENT: Most physician appointments at Footbridge are booked via email. Patients receive an email approximately four weeks prior to the scheduled appointment time with the appointment details (including date, time, and the physician). Upon receiving the email/appointment notification, patients must confirm the appointment within 48 hours, or the appointment will be cancelled. Confirmation can be done through our online secure portal (via the link in the appointment email) or by calling our Centre: 778-945-6756 xt 112.
IN TAKE QNAIRES/FORMS: Please complete the medical intake questionnaires that were emailed to you through our online portal. If you do not have an email address or would prefer to complete the forms in the office prior to your appointment, please arrive 45 minutes early and notify the front desk upon your arrival.
XRAYS: If x-rays are required for your appointment, you will receive an email with the requisition attached. Please reference the email for directions on where to go to have the x-rays completed. X-rays are generally completed on a walk-in basis. Please print and take the requisition with you to the x-ray facility to have imaging completed within the week leading up to your appointment.
PROPER ATTIRE: Please arrive prepared for your visit with the physician. If you are being seen for your knee or hip, we ask that you bring or wear shorts to your appointment. If you are being assessed for your shoulder, please bring a tank top.
What can I expect during my consultation with the physician?
During your consultation, the physician may review relevant medical history and imaging, examine the area that is bothering you and provide recommendations regarding care and treatment.
To enhance patient care, Footbridge brings together an experienced multi-disciplinary team. During an appointment, patients may consult with a number of specialist including: orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, primay care orthopaedic specialists, sports medicine physicians, pedorthist, brace fitters, patient care coordinators, medical students etc.
The Footbridge team will collaborate to ensure that an appropriate plan is put in place for patient’s ongoing care. This may include consenting for surgery, recommendations for conservative treatment, further investigations, or a referral to a different type of specialist. More information regarding the services offered at Footbridge can be found here.