Patient Resources

General FAQs

We require a referral letter for an appointment. Please have your physician send a referral letter to the Complex Joint Clinic at Vancouver General Hospital.

We will ask you to fill out a medical history and function questionnaire prior to your appointment. Links for these will be provided to you by our clinic staff to be completed online prior to your visit. If you cannot complete these before your appointment, we will provide tablets at your appointment. If you do not speak English, please bring a person who can translate at your appointment. If you do not have someone who can translate, please let our clinic staff know and we will arrange translation services.  

Please allow 3 hours for the complete process. Please do not wear lotion or perfume. You will have a consultation with one of our joint replacement surgeons. We have the privilege of training residents and fellows who will also be involved in your appointment. Please wear shorts or loose-fitting pants.

Please visit our Surgery page for more detailed information on the surgeries we provide as well as the pre and post-operative considerations. 

You will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms in the lobby before coming to the clinic. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in recent contact with someone with COVID-19, please do not attend your appointment and reschedule it. As per the BC ministry of Health Mask policy you must wear a medical mask while on the premises and will only be allowed one person to come to your appointment with you.

How to Become A Patient

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Patient Care Instructions

This is where surgical information such as post op booklets as well as general FAQs etc. will go once the content is available. To be updated. This is where surgical information such as post op booklets as well as general FAQs etc. will go once the content is available. 

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