We are a group of internationally recognized surgeons based in BC with expertise in primary/revision hip and knee replacement.
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The Vancouver Hip and Knee Replacement Institute was created as a specialized center focused on the treatment of arthritis and other disorders involving the hip and knee. Our mission is to provide an exemplary, comprehensive, patient-focused excellence in surgical care that incorporates the latest in evidence-based advances in technology and innovation to restore joint mobility and get you back to the activities you love. As a Vancouver based group of orthopaedic surgeons we strive to serve and meet the needs of patients throughout British Columbia across the vast spectrum of issues requiring primary and revision hip and knee procedures.
You are in good hands at the Vancouver Hip and Knee Replacement Institution, where we prioritize excellence in patient care. Since the first hip replacement in western Canada was performed at Vancouver General Hospital in 1961 the specialist hip and knee surgeons at Vancouver General and UBC Hospitals have recruited some of North America’s most prominent hip and knee replacement surgeons. These surgeons have consistently prioritized excellence across the spectrum of clinical care, research and education ensuring their patients receive the best possible care and outcomes. Fifty years later the product of this collaborative group of surgeons has been the establishment of the VHKRI, British Columbia’s busiest and only dedicated hip and knee arthroplasty team.
Members of our group have received numerous prestigious awards, acknowledgements and achievements and are recognized and respected around the world for their innovative research and clinical excellence in hip and knee reconstructive surgery. We are also the largest quaternary referral center in British Columbia for complex reconstructive surgeries involving the hip and knee including the vast spectrum of primary and revision hip and knee replacements. We strive to restore quality of life and improve function, pain, and mobility so you can get back to the active lifestyle you desire and deserve.
At VHKRI our leading-edge research, education and commitment to providing the most current and innovative solutions directly impacts all aspects of your care and ensures that you will receive the very best techniques and outcomes. Our surgical techniques and recovery pathways are continuously being refined and enhanced to deliver the best possible patient care. Our principles of hip and knee replacement are firmly rooted in evidence-based innovation, research, education, and collaboration. If you think you need a hip or knee replacement, have your family doctor send a referral so that we can keep you moving!
At the VHKRI, we strive to provide excellent patient care. We are BC’s highest volume arthroplasty referral center and its only dedicated hip and knee joint replacement center. This singular focus has allowed us to create specialized expertise in joint replacement that is truly unique, and the only one of its kind in British Columbia. We are committed to providing top-of-the-line care while still prioritizing personalized attention to ensure you receive the best possible outcome. Our single focus and large volume of complex cases has helped us to develop a particular expertise with rarer conditions or challenging revision surgeries for infections, fractures, bone loss due to implant wear or reactions to metal, and cases requiring 3D custom printed implants.
We are fortunate to have an extensive allied team of health care providers including nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists that allow us to provide an enhanced patient experience throughout the entire episode of care or pathway of joint replacement. This pathway or ‘episode of care’ often includes patient education and support from your first consult right through to your recovery from surgery to maximize your outcome, satisfaction and return to pre-arthritic levels of activity. As a team we take pride in our approach that fosters innovative, collaborative, and creative solutions. We are always happy to consult on the most challenging of cases and whether through ‘in-person’ or ‘virtual’ consultation will strive to provide you with personalized world-class care wherever you live in British Columbia. Whether you wish to discuss arthritis management or leading-edge topics such as surgical approaches to hip replacement, same-day discharge after surgery, or other topics, our comprehensive team and expertise will happily address your questions and strive to partner with you towards solutions to meet your unique needs.