New! Hip and Knee Replacement Day Surgery

HGH Perioperative Services

Media Release

New at HGH: Hip and Knee Replacement Day Surgery

HAWKESBURY — The Hawkesbury and District General Hospital (HGH) is now offering highly specialized and much-needed surgeries: outpatient hip and knee replacement. Residents from Prescott-Russell and the surrounding area have access to this new service from the orthopedics program thanks to an affiliation with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa.

The first joint replacement surgeries were performed in December 2020 in HGH’s state-of-the-art facilities. Dr. Paul E. Beaulé and Dr. Geoffrey Dervin are leading a team of world-class surgeons who use the latest medical advances to perform joint replacements that do not require a hospital stay for the patient. This type of day surgery is less invasive than traditional joint replacement surgery. It reduces the risk of complications and enables a faster recovery for the patient.

Dr. Paul E. Beaulé, Director of the Orthopedics Program at the University of Ottawa, contributed to the opening of the HGH Orthopedics Clinic. In addition to joint replacement, the clinic treats patients for fractures, ligaments and tendons repairs, hand surgery as well as foot and ankle surgery. Patients must consult with their family physician to get a referral to see a specialist at HGH.

Important facts

Benefits of the HGH Orthopedics Clinic and outpatient joint replacement surgery:

  • The program was established to allow close to home surgery and follow-ups for patients.
  • Joint replacement surgeries are performed as day surgery that do not require hospitalization.
  • The anterior approach for hip replacement and the “Attune” system for knee replacement are less invasive and ease patient rehabilitation.
  • Shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgery (joint and cartilage reconstruction).
  • The Orthopedics Surgery Program also treats patients for fractures, ligaments and tendons repairs, and hand, foot and ankle surgery.


“The new facilities brought by our redevelopment project combined with our affiliation with the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Ottawa enable us to provide our patients with specialized surgery. This is another significant step forward in the transformation of HGH into a highly efficient full-service regional hospital. The entire community benefits from these new specialized services, closer to home.”
Marc LeBoutillier
Chief Executive Officer
Hawkesbury and District General Hospital

“This new offering in surgery is a wonderful complement to HGH’s other services. We will now be able to keep our patients here instead of having to transfer them to other hospitals. I am very pleased to team up with such motivated and dedicated healthcare professionals.”
Dr. Julie Maranda
Chief of Staff and Interim VP, Clinical Programs
Hawkesbury and District General Hospital

“What an extraordinary experience at HGH! I’m impressed with the level of preparation and the teamwork here. I’m really proud of this clinic that will contribute to reducing wait times for patients and congestion in hospitals. HGH offers a state-of-the-art working environment that’s attracting a team of highly specialized surgeons.”
Dr. Paul E. Beaulé
Full Professor, Surgery and Director, Orthopedics Program, University of Ottawa
Chief of Orthopedics, The Ottawa Hospital and Hawkesbury and District General Hospital

“What a wonderful project and an addition of services that will benefit patients in our communities. The OR team is simply amazing. ”
Dr. Geoffrey Dervin
Associate Professor, University of Ottawa
Director, Knee Reconstruction Program, The Ottawa Hospital


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Édith Jean-Louis
Coordinator — Community Relations
Hawkesbury and District General Hospital
Telephone: 613-632-1111, ext. 61005