Foot and Ankle
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Foot and Ankle
Every patient’s treatment journey is unique. The diagram to the right provides a brief overview of what you can expect your path to look like at the Edmonton Bone and Joint Centre. Press one of the titles below to get more information on the different stages of your journey.
The Edmonton Bone and Joint Centre is responsible for seeing all foot and ankle patients in the Edmonton region. As such, once your referral is accepted, you will see an assessment physician who will determine the type of care you may need. Topics they will discuss with you will include:
Based on this information, they will then come up with a treatment plan and determine whether follow-up with them is necessary. This may include further tests, injections, or physical therapy. If they conclude that surgery is necessary to resolve your foot and ankle issue, you will be referred to a foot and ankle surgeon.
Please allow ample time for your appointment. Our assessment physicians work hard to stay on schedule, however, surgical patients sometimes require extra time.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some assessment physicians are doing telephone appointments. For more information on how to prepare for your virtual appointment, please see our Guide to Virtual Appointments.
If you have questions regarding your assessment appointment, please contact our Foot and Ankle Medical Office Assistant at (780) 377-1436. Need to cancel your appointment? Please call or leave a message at (780) 377-1436. No-shows will be charged $75.00.
What to Expect Post-Assessment Appointment
This indicates that the assessment physician feels that you need the opinion of a surgeon. This does NOT mean that you will be having surgery – it is you and the surgeon who make that decision.
The current wait time to see a foot and ankle surgeon has increased to more than three years. The surgeon’s office will contact you about a month before your appointment. Do not contact the surgeon’s office. If you have questions or concerns about your referral, please call us at 780-377-1436.
Manage your health concerns. Conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea (severe snoring), high blood pressure and poor diabetes control (high HgBA1C) may delay your surgery. If you are overweight, you may need to lose weight before a surgeon will consider operating on you. Check out our Empower Yourself page for more information and contact your family doctor regarding any health concerns.
Work with your family doctor, who knows you best, to determine which anti-inflammatory/pain medication is best for you. The Edmonton Bone and Joint Centre DOES NOT prescribe medication.