About the Hospital


The Hospital for Sick Children is among the premier paediatric institutions of the world. It offers primary and secondary care for the population of metropolitan Toronto, as well as tertiary and quaternary care for patients fromall communities in Ontario, and for children throughout the world. It has 370 beds, 768 physicians, 16 operating rooms (two of which are dedicated orthopaedic rooms) and 4 image guided therapy suites. Excluding day cases, over 1200 inpatient orthopaedic operative cases are undertaken annually. The new 21 storey, $400 million Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning has just opened and is the home for more than 2,000 SickKids Scientists, trainees and child health research staff.

New Referrals by Year

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Operating Rooms

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IGT Suites

Breadth of Surgical Education

Outpatient Clinics & Outreach

In addition to surgeon-specific clinics, SickKids orthopaedic clinics include the following:

DDH Clinic is held weekly. The fellow performs a comprehensive assessment including ultrasound on all follow-up infants in the clinic, providing real time education on developmental dysplasia of the hip.

Limb Reconstruction Clinic for planning and monitoring complex deformity correction and limb lengthening using state of the art methods of internal and external fixation.

Complex Spine Clinic occurs once a month under the direction of orthopaedics and neurosurgery.

Bone Health Clinic is a weekly multidisciplinary clinic that runs with participation from orthopaedics, endocrinology and clinical genetics, with a focus on genetic bone diseases.

Musculoskeletal Tumour Clinic runs every week with orthopaedics, medical oncology, physiotherapy and plastic surgery.

Combined Brachial Plexus Palsy Clinic runs once a month with plastic surgery and orthopaedics.

Clubfoot Clinic for cast treatment using the Ponseti method runs weekly with collaboration between the orthopaedic surgeons and a specialty-trained physiotherapist practitioner.

Fracture Clinic is held four times a week by the residents and a specialty-trained nurse practitioner, with supervision from the orthopaedic staff surgeons.

Scoliosis Clinic for non-operative management of spine deformity is run by a specialty-trained physiotherapist practitioner.

Young Adult Hip Clinic combines the expertise of hip surgeons from Mt. Sinai Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital and SickKids. This clinic focuses on transitional aged patients.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Clinics
Neuromuscular Howard Monthly
Neuromuscular Spine Zeller Monthly
Cerebral Palsy Narayanan/Wedge Weekly
Spina Bifida Wright 3 times a month
Amputee and Prosthetics Kelley Every 3 months

Outreach Clinics
Erinoak Kids Narayanan/Wright Mississauga
Grandview Children's Centre Narayanan Oshawa
March of Dimes Northern Medical Clinics Howard Cochrane
Five Counties Children's Centre Narayanan/Wright Peterborough
“I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of my paediatric orthopaedic fellowship at SickKids. The staff surgeons are exceptionally good at what they do, they are incredibly dedicated to training and learning and want every fellow to maximize their potential. I am really proud to be a SickKids fellow.”
—Sattar Alshryda (Alumnus 2013)