Your Impact

Your support improves our quality of life.

Did you know that:

  • Over 20% of Canadians report having orthopaedic health problems such as arthritis, rheumatism, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, traumatic injury or connective tissue disease.
  • Approximately 9,000 children under the age of 16 require emergency orthopaedic care each year.
  • In the past five years, the demand for hip and knee replacements at North York General has doubled, and it is expected to again within the next 10 or 15 years.Those are just some of the community members your support of Orthowalk helps.

Testimonials from our grateful patients.

A year ago, NYGH staffer Samia Touma could barely walk. Now she's back in the game after having both hips replaced by orthopaedic surgeons at the Hospital.

Read Samia's story

Nine years ago, I was in tremendous pain in with my two knees. I could not walk, so I could not travel and ski and had to take a cart to play golf. After meeting with Dr. Maurice Bent, we came to an agreement that knee replacement was the solution to my problem. It has been nine years and I am skiing more than 100 days a season and walking the golf course five days a week. Believe me I am living a second life. Dr. Bent and the personnel of North York General were part of this new adventure and I am very grateful.

Claude Martin

Fernie, B.C.

I had bi-lateral knee replacement surgery performed by Dr. Maurice Bent at NYGH in June of 2012.  A combination of sports injuries and arthritis had damaged both knees.  At the age of 50, I struggled to walk with a pronounced bow legged gate.  I was about to be removed from duty as a Toronto Firefighter.  Following surgery and about three months of physiotherapy, I was able to return to work with no restrictions on my duties.  I have since resumed skiing with my family and enjoy long pain free walks with my golden retriever.  I would like to say “thanks” to Dr. Bent and to the staff at North York General. 

John Zovak

Toronto, ON