It is expected that all patients will have gone through all non-operative measures before coming to be assessed for surgery (physiotherapy, bracing, and medications). We encourage all patients to be as active as possible while awaiting their appointment. This ensures you are physically fit for any treatment or surgery that is recommended, and make a good recovery from your injury.
- BSM is a teaching facility as such you may encounter a fellow or resident working with your surgeon. Our fellows are fully qualified and accredited surgeons. Our fellowship training program offers these surgeons the opportunity to gain experience in sport-related musculoskeletal trauma and reconstructive surgery. We also periodically take on short-term residencies. Residents are medical trainees enrolled in a recognized specialty or sub-specialty training program accredited with one of the University of Calgary postgraduate medical education offices in Canada. Our surgeons and physicians are honored to be involved in educating new surgeons and medical students.
- A physical examination is part of the standard medical evaluation, and sensitive areas may need to be examined (such as chest wall, hip, groin) depending on the nature of your condition. Please let staff know if you would like a chaperone present during the exam.