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Hip and Knee Rapid Access Clinic: Preparing for Your Virtual Assessment
The Hip and Knee Rapid Access Clinic (RAC) is a provincial healthcare initiative that was put into place to provide ALL Ontarians with timely access to high quality, integrated musculoskeletal (MSK) care for joint pain and disability relating to hip and knee osteoarthritis. At the RAC, patients will be assessed by an Advanced Practitioner who will work with them to determine the appropriate care pathway.
Patients who require a surgical intervention will be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon. Patients who do not require surgery will be provided with an evidence-based self-management plan, streamlined access to specialists and diagnostic services when indicated, and directed to local services if needed.
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patient outcomes for hip and knee replacements.
Our team performs some of the most complex surgeries in Canada. Find out how to prepare and what to expect during and after your hospital stay:
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Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. Follow-up appointments usually take 20 to 30 minutes.
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The Hip and Knee Rapid Access Clinic Team consists of Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners and orthopaedic surgeons. They work collaboratively to provide you with timely access to assessment and appropriate evidence-based conservative and surgical management to enable you to manage your hip and knee joint related symptoms.
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The statistics presented are based on data from 521 total hip replacements (THR) and 608 total knee replacements (TKR). The sample includes hip and knee replacement patients enrolled in the LEAP research program who had surgery on or after January 1 2014, and have complete pre-surgery data and 1 year post-surgery data.
Clinically important improvement after surgery
For hip replacements, minimal clinically important difference (MCID) was defined as improvement of at least 29.26 points out of 100 for WOMAC pain, 26.54 points for WOMAC function, and 25.91 points for WOMAC stiffness1. The corresponding definitions for knee replacement were 22.87 points for WOMAC pain, 19.01 points for WOMAC function, and 14.53 points for WOMAC stiffness2.
1 Quintana JM, Escobar A, Bilbao A, Arostegui I, Lafuente I, Vidaurreta I. Responsiveness and clinically important differences for the WOMAC and SF-36 after hip joint replacement. Osteoarthr Cartil. 2005 Dec;13(12):1076–83.2 Escobar A, Quintana JM, Bilbao A, Aróstegui I, Lafuente I, Vidaurreta I. Responsiveness and clinically important differences for the WOMAC and SF-36 after total knee replacement. Osteoarthr Cartil. 2007 Mar;15(3):273–80.
Relative change from baseline
The median percentage change from baseline for each WOMAC scale is shown in the chart below. Error bars indicate interquartile ranges (25th to 75th percentile). For example: 12 months after surgery, hip replacement patients have a median 91% improvement in WOMAC pain score, while knee replacement patients have a median 75% improvement in WOMAC pain score.
You will be contacted with information about your first appointment.
Please bring the following to your appointment. Not all of these items may be needed for your appointment. Our clinic or your referring doctor will let you know what you must bring.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
When you arrive, you will sign in with the receptionist. You will need your health card (OHIP card) to sign-in. If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
You may be given a Measuring Health Equity Questionnaire to fill out. This form contains questions about your background. We collect this information to find out who we serve and what unique needs you may have. The form is voluntary and you can choose ‘prefer not to answer’ to any or all questions. However, the information you choose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments. Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. Follow-up appointments usually take 15 to 30 minutes. We do everything we can to stay on time but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may delay your appointment.
At the end of your first appointment, the nurse or doctor will give you a contact list for your health care team. If you don’t get a contact list, feel free to ask for it.
After every appointment, a member of your health care team will tell you about your next visit. Be sure you understand what is going to happen next. For example, know the time and place of your next visit or if someone will call you with this information.
If you are unsure about what your next steps are, don’t be afraid to ask a member of your team. We are here to help you.
We understand that reaching us by phone can sometimes be difficult. Often our phone lines are busy or are turned over to the message centre so our staff can prepare for clinic visits or help other patients. We make every effort to return your call within 24 hours. Our staff will try to reach you 2 times. If we are not able to reach you directly you may need to call us again.