Orthopaedic surgery is related to muscle and bone. Commonly performed procedures include ACL repair, arthroscopy, hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement. Please note, procedures offered at each Interior Health hospital may vary; discuss with your physician for more information. Learn more about surgery in Interior Health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there pre-service instructions for the patient?
Yes. You will be contacted by a pre-surgical nurse and an anesthesiologist prior to your surgery date.
Is a referral required?
Yes. Referral by physician or emergency department physician.
Is there a cost?
For residents of BC most procedures are covered under the Medical Services Plan (MSP). There may be additional charges for medical services in some cases.
Do I need a ride home?
Yes. You are considered legally impaired for 24 hours and can not operate a vehicle.