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Welcome to Bone and Joint Canada!

Bone and Joint Canada is a knowledge translation network of people who have an interest in the management of conditions affecting bones and joints. Through working with our sponsors we have undertaken projects across the country to:

  • implement best practices across Canada in Hip & Knee Replacement, Hip Fracture, Low Back Pain, Osteoarthritis and Injury Prevention in Soccer
  • make resources and tool kits accessible to healthcare professionals
  • host conferences to train healthcare professionals
  • support planning and training for research
  • pursue new initiatives, Canada-wide, in bone and joint care and injury prevention

If you are interested in partnering with Bone and Joint Canada to support any of our current initiatives or around new and upcoming initiatives in bone and joint care and injury prevention please contact us. For a list of our current and previous partners learn more here.

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Bone and Joint Canada is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Cy Frank on March 5, 2015.

Screen Shot 2015-03-09 at 4.52.02 PMDr. Frank was a valued member of the orthopaedic community. He was a visionary who demonstrated a constant dedication to the improvement of care for people with musculoskeletal conditions through a systems approach. Dr. Frank was an orthopaedic surgeon who worked at the Department of Surgery at the University of Calgary. He was committed to evidence based care and through his career had been a leader in research being renowned for his scientific contributions on a national and international basis.

Over his lifetime Dr. Frank had received many awards including most recently the Order of Canada. This is the highest award in Canada for civilians and reflects Dr. Frank’s lifetime of work towards improving the health care system in Alberta and across Canada. His passion for improvement in health care were seen well beyond musculoskeletal conditions as demonstrated through his position as CEO of Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions.

He was a leader in the orthopaedic community and had held the position of president of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association as well as an ongoing position of Director for the Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation. Dr. Frank was Chair of Bone and Joint Canada from 2010 – 2012 for which we were honoured to have such exceptional leadership.

Dr. Frank will be missed by Bone and Joint Canada. Our condolences are extended to his family.

Our Steering Committee

Bone and Joint Canada (BJC) is led by a Steering Committee comprising representatives from across Canada. The membership is diverse and includes health professionals, policy makers and patients. See all of our Steering Committee Members.

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