Priorities for Orthopaedic Care in Canada

Address the backlog of surgery and adjacent issues, such as allied health professional shortages, anesthesia shortages, government funding allocation and operating room availability prior to the post-pandemic influx.

Acknowledge the mental health and strained capacities of surgeons and allied health professionals at work during the pandemic.

Address challenges for orthopaedic residents and nursing staff due to lack of training opportunities.

Invest in efficiencies available via virtual care and remote monitoring, especially in remote provinces.