The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) is a recognized centre of excellence for providing musculoskeletal/orthopaedic care. We provide state-of-the-art, evidence-based, patient-centred orthopaedic care in a timely fashion. This care usually involves obtaining a detailed history from the patient, carrying out a careful physical examination, and undertaking appropriate investigations of the orthopaedic problem. This allows us to provide the patient with the most appropriate care, whether it is conservative treatment or surgical intervention. We have recognized experts with expertise in total joint replacement, sports medicine/arthroscopic surgery, spine surgery, foot surgery and upper extremity surgery. We continually excel in meeting the provincial guidelines and benchmarks in providing efficient and quality orthopaedic care. Our staff and physicians recognize and appreciate that TSH serves a culturally diverse population, and we strive to make each patient experience the best we can.

What We Offer

  • Assessment and care of all musculoskeletal complaints
  • Fracture care
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Oxford unicompartmental (partial) knee replacement
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Total ankle replacement
  • Revision Total hip and knee replacement
  • Complex spine care/surgery (We are the Central East LHIN regional spine centre)
  • Sports medicine care
  • Arthroscopic surgery of various joints (shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle)
  • Complex ankle/foot care/surgery
  • Upper extremity care/surgery


Any Canadian resident with a valid provincial health card number is eligible for orthopaedic services at TSH with a physician’s referral. Patients with an invalid health card number will be billed directly by the service provider and are responsible for payment.

Non-residents will be billed directly by the service provider at Ontario Medical Association rates and are responsible for payment. Treatment of non-emergent patients, with approved landed immigrant status, will require prior approval from the Medavie Blue Cross Interim Federal Health Program. Landed immigrant patients who are not approved for treatment by the Medavie Blue Cross Interim Federal Health Program will be billed directly by the service provider and are responsible for payment.

Before Your Appointment

The family physician will have arranged basic investigations, including x-rays, ultrasound/Doppler studies and CT scans or MRI scans where appropriate.

Results should be faxed with the referral form.

Patients must bring their assessment CDs with their various investigations to their orthopaedic appointment, and should pick up their CDs from the appropriate facility well in advance of their orthopedic appointment.

It is the patient’s responsibility to ensure the above criteria are met, which may mean double-checking with their family physician.