Ability to walk without pain is something we all can take for granted. Until we get ourselves in a situation where walking starts to hurt and the pain is at your foot or ankle. Reasons are many – old and new injuries, natural wear and tear, or aging, and others.
In their latest report, Waiting Your Turn (2020), Fraser institute stated that the median wait time for Orthopedic surgery in Canada is 34.1 weeks. This time reflects weeks waited from Referral by GP to treatment. Each province fares a little bit different, but NB, NS, AB, BC, MB and QB all have wait times over 30 weeks, with NS, NB and AB having wait times over 50 weeks.
Humans are designed to move, and when movement causes pain, it creates all kinds of problems. After trying physiotherapy and other non-aggressive treatments, surgery may be recommended. Needless to say anyone waiting in pain would like to be seen by an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible to resolve the issue. Waiting for weeks does not appeal to anyone.
Going the private route provides Canadians with surgical options in a timely manner. We work with medical facilities in the US and Canada that can accommodate private ankle and foot surgery in a timely manner. If you wish to find out about your private surgery options, please give us a call at toll-free 877 344 3544.