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Surgical and diagnostic strategy will get people in the North moving again

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Surgical and diagnostic strategy will get people in the North moving again

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Ministry of Health
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Northern Health
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250 961-7724 (media line)
Media Contacts
Ministry of Health
Communications
250 952-1887 (media line)
Northern Health
Communications
250 961-7724 (media line)

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Joint replacement surgeries at University Hospital of Northern British Columbia

In 2016-17, 527 scheduled hip and knee surgeries were performed at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia.

UHNBC hip replacements:

  • During the 2017-18 fiscal year, as of Feb. 28, 2018, 266 hip replacements were provided.
  • Average age of hip replacement recipients is 67 years. (Patients' ages ranged from 26 to 95 years.)
  • Number of patients waiting, as of Feb. 28, 2018, was 154.

UHNBC knee replacements:

  • During the 2017-18 fiscal year, as of Feb. 28, 2018, there were 511 knee replacements.
  • Average age of knee replacement recipients is 66 years. (Patients' ages ranged from 26 to 95 years).
  • Number of patients waiting, as of Feb. 28, 2018, is 457.

The number of patients waiting is measured from the time a surgeon communicates a patient’s surgical needs to a hospital’s booking office.

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