Joint Preservation

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Joint preservation encompasses a variety of non-surgical treatments and surgical procedures designed to reverse or slow the degenerative disease process and prevent or delay the need for joint replacement. The goal is to alleviate pain and optimize function, allowing people to continue participating in an active lifestyle.

The goal of the fellowship is to provide post-graduate trainees the opportunity to acquire assessments skills and surgical techniques to manage every aspect of care with respect to knee joint injuries and conditions – complex trauma, primary and revision total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, osteotomy, cartilage restoration, simple through complex soft-tissue reconstruction.

The fellowship includes diagnosis, evaluation and management of degenerative, inflammatory and post-traumatic arthritis of the hip and knee; a high volume of complex primary and revision knee arthroplasty, as well as the treatment of young adult hip and knee disorders resulting in possible resurfacing, osteotomies and arthroscopy.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and is the largest trauma centre in Canada. We have an annual volume of about 5,000 elective orthopaedic surgical cases (including more than 2,200 hip and knee replacement procedures) and more than 30,000 ambulatory care visits.

The fellowship is open to International and Canadian medical graduates and geared towards recent program graduates.

We are currently accepting applications:

2023 – deadline June 30, 2022

2024 – deadline September 30, 2022

We require that all fellows are ACLS certified and will provide training if necessary.

If interested, please send covering letter, CV and 3 reference letters to Carolyn Pezzetti (