South Health Campus
Alberta Hip and Knee Clinic Tour
Remember to bring your Alberta Healthcare card and a piece of photo ID. If you don't your appointment may need to be rescheduled.
Wear loose-fitting clothing to make it easier for the doctor to examine you. For example, wear shorts if you have a lower body issue and tank tops/t-shirts if you have an upper body issue.
The Alberta Hip and Knee Clinic is on the main floor at the South Health Campus across from the Wellness Centre and YMCA.
At the Information Desk, on the main floor, there are "wayfinders", people in red shirts to help you find your way. There are also electronic kiosks throughout the hospital that give directions.
Once you arrive at the clinic, check in at the front desk.
You may be in the clinic for several hours, so please come prepared.
When you see the surgeon, you will review your medical history and talk about the reason for your visit.
After the surgeon examines you, you and the surgeon will talk about the best treatment choices for you.
Treatment choices may include surgery (such as joint replacements or soft tissue repairs), non-surgical treatments (such as injections), or a referral to another healthcare provider such as physiotherapy.
If you need to have surgery, you will be asked to sign a consent form and be given some information to read about your procedure or surgery.
You may return to the Bone and Joint Clinic for your follow-up appointments.