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Total Joint Replacement

The GTA Rehab Network has developed a standardized outpatient rehabilitation model of care for total joint replacement patients to ensure they experience a smooth transition from acute care to outpatient rehabilitation. A variety of forms and tools support the model.

The model, forms and tools were last updated in July 2017. 

Outpatient Rehab Model, Tools and Resources
Guideline for TJR Pre-Operative Processes This guideline includes processes in the pre-operative, acute care admission and outpatient rehabilitation phases; pre-operative triage considerations for referral to outpatient/inpatient rehabilitation; and referral criteria for Home and Community Care.
TJR Outpatient Rehab Process Maps These process maps include responsibilities for acute care and inpatient rehabilitation to support the smooth transition of patients to outpatient rehabilitation. 
TJR Outpatient Rehab Referral Form This form for outpatient total joint replacement rehab includes a listing of GTA Rehab Network member hospitals within the GTA that accept external referrals. 
TJR Outpatient Rehab Follow-Up Form This form supports the communication between the outpatient rehabilitation physiotherapist and the client's orthopaedic surgeon.
GTA LHIN-funded Transportation Options A resource listing for use in assisting patients requiring transportation to outpatient rehab. 
Listing of TJR Outpatient Rehab Programs that Accept External Referrals This comprehensive listing identifies outpatient rehab programs across the GTA that will accept external referrals for outpatient rehab following TJR.