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The JGH Department of Orthopedics is where patients suffering from a variety of debilitating and painful joint problems (especially arthritis) and other conditions including fractures and sprains are treated. The main benefit of orthopedic treatment is quality of life enhancement. Indeed, it is said that hip and knee replacement surgeries have a significantly greater impact on patients' quality of life than just about any other medical procedure currently available.
The department's surgical team is comprised of a group of highly trained orthopedic surgeons who provide expert care in a number of areas, such as hip and knee replacements, foot and ankle surgery, oncology surgery for patients whose cancer has spread to their bones, and spinal surgery. The Department of Orthopedics is committed to restoring quality of life to patients. This goal is accomplished by providing the most advanced clinical and surgical orthopedic care, offering superior orthopedic education and training and conducting innovative research.
The establishment of a $3M Endowment Fund will allow the Department of Orthopedics to recruit two Fellows, annually, dedicated to various orthopedic sub-specialties such as hand surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, total joint reconstruction (arthroplasty), pediatric orthopedics, foot and ankle surgery, spine surgery, musculoskeletal oncology, surgical sports medicine and orthopedic trauma.
Endowment funds act as powerful incentives for recruiting and retaining qualified and dedicated orthopedic surgeons and scientists to our city, province and hospital. By establishing such a permanent endowment, our department will ensure that patients continue to receive the care that they deserve while advancing research in an area that affects an increasing number of people that the JGH serves."
– Dr. David J. Zukor, Chief,
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Each Fellow is a fully trained orthopedic surgeon who will provide invaluable assistance with patient assessment and management, ambulatory and in-patient care, preoperative planning, skilled surgical assistance and postoperative management. Aside from helping improve patient care, each Fellow will conduct research and trials that will contribute to the development of new cutting-edge treatments and procedures.
With an aging population and the rising incidence of osteoporotic fractures and sports-related injuries, the need for accessible life-enhancing treatment and care is mounting. The creation of an Endowment Fund is crucial to maintain the JGH's leadership and expertise in orthopedic surgery, research and teaching and to ensure that Quebecers continue to have access to the services they need to restore their mobility and enjoy enhanced quality of life.
The Department of Orthopedics at the JGH
*(remaining fundraising goal)
Endowment Fund for Fellowships in Orthopedic Surgery (Recruitment of two Fellows annually)