There are a few different injections that can be used to treat orthopaedic injuries and conditions. The physicians at Banff Sport Medicine will discuss these with you during your consultation if you are a candidate for one of these treatments.

The cost of the injection product is not covered by health services but may be covered by third-party insurance. You should contact your insurance provider to ask about your coverage for these treatments.

If you have had an injection you should follow the recommendations on the relevant handout to make sure you gain the greatest benefit from your treatment.

Cortisone Injections

Hyaluronic Acid:
Hyaluronic Acid Injections

Platelet Rich Plasma:
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections


Cold Therapy Information

Cold therapy is the use of ice or cold to reduce pain, inflammation, swelling and spasm from an injury or after surgery. Cold therapy can be applied with a bag of ice, an ice pack, gel pack, cold compress or by using a specialized Cold Therapy Unit.

Cold therapy is used as part of rehabilitation after knee, shoulder and ankle surgeries, such as arthroscopy, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, shoulder reconstruction or rotator cuff repair.

What does it do?

Cold therapy slows down the blood flow to an injured area. Research has proven cold therapy decreases pain, inflammation, swelling, blood loss, and narcotic use after surgery.

What do we recommend?

After your surgery we recommend that you use cold therapy to decrease pain and to improve your recovery.

Ordering a Cold Therapy Unit

You can order your cold therapy unit with a knee, shoulder or ankle pad through our online shop.

Cold Therapy Information


Questionnaires – Outcome Measures

These forms provide information on your recovery after surgery.  Your surgeon may ask you to complete some of these forms.  You may be asked to complete hard copies or they may be sent to you by email.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Quality of Life (ACL-QOL)
Banff Patella Instability Instrument 2.0
Kujala Anterior Knee Pain Scale
Marx Activity Rating Scale
Norwich Patellar Instability Score
Knee Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS)
Western Ontario Meniscal Evaluation Tool (WOMET)
Western Ontario Shoulder Index (WOSI)


Surgery Information

Please note if you reside in Alberta you may be eligible for physiotherapy funding after surgery, please refer to the AHS website for more information. At this time, BSM does not offer AHS funded physiotherapy services.

Surgery Information Packets:

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction

High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO)

Knee Arthroscopy (Scope)

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction/Imbrication

Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder Stabilization

Subacromial Decompression (SAD) & Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Resection


Functional Testing Video

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