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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 from all communities in Ontario, and for children throughout the world.



Operating Rooms

Image Guided Therapy Suites

The Facts

The Hospital 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 1,200 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.

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16,926 total clinic visits

The breadth and volume of surgical education in paediatric orthopaedics for clinical fellows at The Hospital for Sick Children is unparalleled. This exposure is attributable to a catchment population of eight million combined with a faculty of ten orthopaedic surgeons with both general and subspecialty expertise. Faculty are committed to an educational mandate; it is a priority that fellows actively operate and expand their surgical skills.

Breadth of Surgical Education

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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 run by our residents and a specialty-trained nurse practitioner four times a week. This Clinic is supervised by the orthopaedic staff surgeons.

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

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Rehabilitation Hospital Clinics

Neuromuscular Monthly
Neuromuscular Spine Monthly
Cerebral Palsy Weekly
Spina Bifida 3 Times a Month
Amputee and Prosthetics Every 3 Months


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