KNEE REPLACEMENT RESOURCES
REFER A PATIENT
Thank you for trusting us to care for your patient. All new physician consultations continue to require a referral through MSP. We encourage you to use our Referral Form that was developed in conjunction with Partners in Care.
A reminder that all orthopaedic surgery referrals require an attached x-ray report in order for the referral to be triaged. Information on preferred x-ray views to order as well as a directory of surgeon’s areas of specialty interest can be found in our referral and x-ray information form.
Referrals are triaged every three to seven days. Urgent orthopaedic surgery referrals should continue to be directed to the on-call surgeon/clinician through the hospital switchboard at 250.370.8699. All other urgent referrals should be communicated via telephone to the specific physician.
FIRST AVAILABLE APPROPRIATE SURGEON TRIAGE — "FAAST"
In order to provide timely access to care for your patient, we are piloting a First Available Appropriate Surgeon Triage (FAAST) model. In this model, you can choose to refer your patient to a specific physician/surgeon or you can refer your patient to the FAAST. FAAST referrals will come through a central intake and will then be triaged by an MSK clinician and assigned to the first available appropriate clinician. This clinician will be an expert in musculoskeletal care – either a sports medicine physician, a orthopaedic surgeon, a physiatrist or physiotherapist working in conjunction with a physician. The choice of clinician will be based largely on the information that you provide in your referral, thus it is extremely valuable to provide a provisional diagnosis, severity of symptoms and description of treatment to date. The FAAST will institute treatment, further diagnostic tests if required or expedited referral to a surgeon if indicated.
All MSP referrals are individually triaged for acuity and if a wait for a specific physician/surgeon is expected to be greater than 5 months, we will communicate that to the referring physician and provide the option of an earlier assessment with the FAAST.
Our ongoing collaborative relationship with Partners in Care and Victoria and South Island Divisions of Family Practice will enabled us to provide accredited CME events at RebalanceMD. Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming events.
Our experienced physiotherapists are accepting new referrals. While physician referrals are not required, they are encouraged. Our physiotherapists work closely with our physicians to ensure optimal care for your patients.
Dynamic Orthotics is able to provide a wide variety of splinting, bracing, footwear and orthotic devices to help your patient. Although not required, referrals are encouraged to ensure that your patient receives the best care. Dynamic Orthotics clinicians work closely with RebalanceMD physicians and physiotherapists to ensure that your patient is being treated with the most appropriate device. Please see our services for further information about the services offered.