Orthopaedic surgeries are critical. They dramatically improve quality of life for patients who can’t get back to work, move, or sleep, without severe pain.1
Almost 130,000 Canadians were waiting in pain for orthopaedic surgeries across the country after making an appointment with a specialist in 2020.2 Since the pandemic, that number grew by another 38% to nearly 180,000 Canadians.3
Canadians need these necessary and life-changing surgeries so they can get out of pain and back to living their lives.
Waiting for orthopaedic surgery is debilitating and forces patients to live in pain, impacting their quality of life. Tell the federal government to act now and deliver the funding promised, so more procedures can be performed and Canadians waiting for orthopaedic surrgeries can get the care they need.
The longer patients wait for surgery:
… all of which prevents Canadians from resuming their lives and increases pressure on the healthcare system.