The wait time data provided here are for scheduled tests, treatments and services only. Patients who require emergency care are not placed on a wait list.

Knee Replacement

Knee replacements are performed in the Prairie Mountain Health, Southern Health-Santé Sud and Winnipeg regional health authorities. Ask your surgeon where you are having your knee replacement surgery.

What is Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement surgery removes a damaged joint and replaces it with an artificial/prosthetic joint.


Knee Replacement Wait Times
Regional Health Authority
Facility
Median Wait Time
(in weeks)
Prairie Mountain Health Brandon Regional Health Centre
43
Southern Health-Santé Sud Boundary Trails Health Centre
49
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital
Grace General Hospital
27
(all facilities)
Data for May 2018

Median wait time: The point at which half the patients have had their treatment, and the other half are still waiting. For example, if a median wait time is 4 weeks, this means that half of the patients waited less than 4 weeks, and half waited more than 4 weeks. The median is another way of reflecting what a "typical" patient might have experienced in that time period. Unlike the average, the median is not generally influenced by one or two very unusual cases (long or short), and is therefore more stable over time.

Knee Replacement Surgeries Performed
Regional Health Authority
Facility
Total
 (per month)
2018/2019
Fiscal Year to Date1
2017/2018
Fiscal Year to Date1
Prairie Mountain Health
Brandon Regional Health Centre
32
61
248
Southern Health-Santé Sud Boundary Trails Health Centre
21
43
217
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital
Grace General Hospital
171
(all facilities)
350
(all facilities)
1,818
(all facilities)
Manitoba Total
224
454
2,283
Data for May 2018

1 Fiscal year is April to March.