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
26
Southern Health-Santé Sud Boundary Trails Health Centre
37
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital
Grace General Hospital
31
(all facilities)
Data for October 2017

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)
2017/2018
Fiscal Year to Date1
2016/2017
Fiscal Year to Date1
Prairie Mountain Health
Brandon Regional Health Centre
33
155
202
Southern Health-Santé Sud Boundary Trails Health Centre
22
129
196
Winnipeg Concordia Hospital
Grace General Hospital
194
(all facilities)
1,089
(all facilities)
1,760
(all facilities)
Manitoba Total
249
1,373
2,158
Data for October 2017

1 Fiscal year is April to March.