The Bone Blog by Dr. Jacqueline Smith Auguste, orthopaedic surgeon
If you are having surgery, you will need to attend a hospital orientation session at the Preoperative Assessment Testing and Teaching (PATT) clinic of Humber River Hospital (Church Street Site).

You will receive paperwork from our office detailing the blood tests, Xrays and other tests that you might need to have before surgery depending on the procedure you are having.
Your PATT Clinic Visit (Preoperative Assessment Testing and Teaching)

At your PATT appointment, depending on the type of surgery you are having, you will meet with our nursing staff and you may meet with the anesthetist, a social worker, a physiotherapist and occupational therapist. For day procedures, you will typically undergo a short orientation, some basic blood work, chest Xray, ECG and any additional radiographic studies that might be needed.

For more information on your stay at Humber River Hospital, please visit the HRH website here.
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Links for Patients Having Surgery:

oYour Stay at Humber River Hospital
oPatient Resource Centre

Most Common Procedures:

o Total Knee Replacement
o Knee Arthroscopy
o Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
o Total Hip Replacement
o Shoulder Arthroscopy for rotator cuff tears/impingement/instability

See Patients page for more surgical procedures or call 647.347.7218 to speak to one of our patient care representatives.


What To Bring To The Hospital
o Ontario Health Card or other Health Insurance
o Photo Identification
o Supplementary insurance information (if you have additional coverage)
o Humber River Hospital card (if you have been here before.)
o All your medications (in their bottles)
o Personal toiletries
o Eyeglasses, hearing aids, or walkers if you usually use these.

What To Not To Bring To The Hospital
o Jewelery
o Large amounts of money or credit cards
o Cell phones
o Alcohol
o Electrical devices
o Laptop computers


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