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New Patient Resource for Surgeons — Hip Replacement Booklet
This new resource can be offered to patients by surgeons and hospitals. Designed to save you time, the booklet, Tips For A More Speedy And Comfortable Recovery After Elective Hip Replacement, provides information from a patient’s perspective, encourages improved fitness levels prior to surgery, identifies what the patient can expect in the early post-operative period, and reinforces rehab.

Order your inventory today with the online order form, by calling 1-800-461-3639 ext. 2, or by emailing

If you are interested in featuring this booklet on your hospital or practice website, contact Donna Weiss at 1-800-461-3639 ext. 6.

Click here to view the booklet
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Nouvelle ressource à l'intention des patients — Livret sur l'arthroplastie de la hanche
Les orthopédistes et le personnel hospitalier peuvent proposer cette nouvelle ressource aux patients. Conçu pour vous faire gagner du temps, Conseils pour un rétablissement rapide et agréable après une arthroplastie de la hanche fournit des renseignements du point de vue du patient, favorise une meilleure forme physique avant la chirurgie, cerne ce à quoi le patient peut s'attendre immédiatement après la chirurgie et insiste sur l'importance de la réadaptation.

Commandez vos exemplaires dès aujourd'hui à l'aide du formulaire en ligne, en composant le 1-800-461-3639, poste 2, ou en écrivant à

Si vous souhaitez mentionner ce livret sur votre site Web ou celui de votre hôpital, veuillez communiquer avec Donna Weiss, au 1-800-461-3639, poste 6.

Cliquez ici pour consulter le livret

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Still looking for a hotel in Montréal?
Although most COA room blocks in the conference hotels are sold out at this time, rooms are still available at the Hyatt Regency. They Hyatt is in very close proximity to the convention centre and is centrally located in the heart of the city. If you haven’t made your hotel arrangements yet, you can book your room at the Hyatt by clicking here.
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Vous n'avez pas encore réservé de chambre à Montréal?
Même si la majorité des chambres retenues par l'ACO dans les hôtels associés à la Réunion annuelle sont maintenant réservées, il est encore possible d'en obtenir une au Hyatt Regency. Le Hyatt Regency Montréal est situé tout près du Palais des congrès et au cœur de la ville. Si vous n'avez pas encore de réservation, vous pouvez en faire une au Hyatt Regency en cliquant ici.
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CORS Business Meeting & Symposium
All COA and CORS members are invited to attend the CORS Business Meeting on Thursday, June 19 from 12:00 - 13:00 in Room 513C of the Palais de congrès (Montreal Convention Centre).

Refer to page 53
of the Combined Meeting preliminary program to view the CORS sessions being offered on Thursday, June 19. The CORS Symposium will feature Macnab Lecturer, Joshua Leon, Dean of Engineering at Dalhousie University, who will deliver his keynote address, The Journey from Problem to Product: An Engineer's View of Working in the Medical Device Industry. The CORS symposium will be held from 15:00-16:30 on Thursday, June 19. All members are encouraged to attend.

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  The Zimmer® Segmental System with Trabecular Metal™

The Zimmer® Segmental System with Trabecular Metal™ Technology enables the restoration of bone & soft tissue function for patients with significant bone loss resulting from oncology, trauma, and/or the salvage of previously failed arthroplasty. Trabecular Metal Material, Zimmer's proprietary platform technology, has been utilized in more than 800,000 surgeries worldwide and has 250+ published peer-reviewed clinical papers, posters and abstracts.

 In the News / Dans les nouvelles

Looking abroad to cure Canada's health care ailments
Financial Post
The Commonwealth Fund and the OECD are among the organizations that regularly compare healthcare in developed countries, and they consistently show Canada to be in the middle of the pack. Canada does well in some areas, such as post-heart attack survival rates, and poorly in others, like wait times for orthopedic surgery, and comparative studies reveal much room for improvement. In the business world, organizations often look to high-performing market leaders and mimic their best practices. But can the Canadian system benefit by adopting the habits of high performers?
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Sécurité dans les hopitaux: l'importance d'un badge... avec photo
La Presse
Au Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec (CHUQ), impossible de contrôler les allées et venues de l'ensemble des 14 000 employés, ni des clients et des visiteurs. Pour leur sécurité, on invite donc les patients à s'assurer que le préposé ou l'infirmière qui entre dans leur chambre porte un badge avec photo... Une approche facile à contourner, selon la Gendarmerie Royale du Canada (GRC).
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Migrant workers health rights unmet
A recent court decision denying injured migrant farm workers health care after their work visas expire is only the latest attack on these workers' health rights, according to advocates, who say these labourers die, are injured or are exposed to carcinogenic chemicals with impunity in Canada.
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Comprehensive and fully modular system enables multiple combinations of components to meet the specific needs of each individual patient. 
 Use of modular solutions for humeral and glenoid implants allows conversion from anatomical to reverse shoulder replacement prosthesis when patient’s condition demands it!
                                           Distributed by Ostek Orthopaedics Inc.

Study: Quebec health-care reforms are inevitable
CTV News
Quebec will be able to keep most of its current social system intact as long as it reforms its health-care network and achieves a balanced budget as quickly as possible, says a recent study. It was conducted for the Institut du Quebec and was headed by former provincial finance minister Raymond Bachand. The study predicts Quebec's structural deficit could find itself at an insupportable level by 2035 because of an aging population.
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Government can't break down costs of health tests, procedures
CBC News
A request by CBC News for an itemized list of what Newfoundland and Labrador spends on various procedures and tests has been turned down, with the provincial government saying it does not have such information.

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Keeping Canadians safe: Fighting the online sale of counterfeit, unlicensed pharmaceuticals
Northumberland View
For a seventh year, the fight against the online sale of counterfeit and unlicensed pharmaceutical products continues through Operation Pangea. It is the largest Internet-based action of its kind targeting the international black market of illicit pharmaceutical products. At a press conference held in Montreal, INTERPOL-Ottawa, along with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Canada Border Services Agency, unveiled the results of the operation in Canada, sending a strong reminder to the public that counterfeit and unlicensed pharmaceutical products are unsafe and can be fatal.

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Nova Scotia hospitals to get $7.5 million in upgrades
Halifax Herald
A number of hospitals across the province will soon be able to cross some items off their wish list. The Department of Health and Wellness announced that hospitals will get $7.5 million in equipment and technology upgrades. New beds, diagnostic and surgical equipment and drug storage systems will go to designated hospitals in need of upgrading.

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Alberta health care wait times force man to live with hole in his face
Huffington Post
After surviving cancer, the last thing David Whenham expected was to live with a hole in his face for the next two-and-a-half years. But that's what happened to the 64-year-old Alberta man because of the province's increasing wait times. Over the years, Whenham scheduled about five surgeries to have the hole fixed, but they were cancelled due to more urgent cases.
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Scientists: Trust your doctor, not Wikipedia
BBC News
Wikipedia, the online encyclopaedia, contains errors in nine out of 10 of its health entries, and should be treated with caution, a study has said. Scientists in the US compared entries about conditions such as heart disease, lung cancer, depression and diabetes with peer-reviewed medical research. They said most articles in Wikipedia contained "many errors". Wikimedia UK, its British arm, said it was "crucial" that people with health concerns spoke to their GP first.
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