Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) is responding to the ever-changing landscape of community health care and its rapidly expanding and aging population by growing its suite of surgical services, especially increasing its capacity for orthopaedic surgical procedures.
In 2017-18, nearly 3,000 orthopaedic surgeries were performed at MSH, including 840 total hip and knee replacements. Over the last five years, the number of hip and knee replacement surgeries performed in Canada has risen between 15 and 18 per cent. And increasing joint surgeries are directly related to the expanding and aging population that MSH serves.
An expanded orthopaedic surgical program will enable future growth opportunities for other procedures such as spinal surgeries and sports medicine interventions. More immediately it will increase our surgical capacity in general, reduce wait times and enhance patient safety and efficiency. For both the surgeon and the patient, less pain, a quicker recovery, and shorter wait times are the mutual goals.
Your support of leading-edge techniques and technology use in the operating room will help ensure the healthcare needs of our growing and aging community continue to be met close to home at MSH, for years to come.