Your bones and muscles support and transport you. Their complex mechanics allow you to perform everyday gestures. Whether working, playing with children, cooking or playing sports, all of this is made possible thanks to your musculoskeletal system. But for many people, moving can be difficult or painful. There are many causes for that. Diseases, injuries, age, deformities, degenerative conditions, etc. This is where orthopedics comes in.
Orthopedic surgery is a surgical specialization that deals with conditions of muscles, bones, cartilage and tendons. An orthopedic surgeon is skilled in repairing and even reconstructing these often debilitating and painful defects. At Lacroix Private Medicine, we are fortunate to have several experienced orthopedic surgeons on our teams: Dr. Emmanuelle Dudon, Dr. Virginie Gauvreau, Dr. François Morin, Dr. Philippe Dahan and Dr. Richard Lirette.
Note that no medical referral is necessary to have an orthopedic surgery consultation with our specialist doctors.
Dr. François Morin specialized in orthopedic surgery at Laval University from 1982 to 1986. He then specialized in hip and knee reconstruction surgery in Toronto in 1987. Since that time, he has been practicing at CHUL (Quebec City) and continued to develop his interest and passion for hip and knee pathologies. He has been in practice at the CIUSS-Université Laval since its founding.
Dr. Morin performs arthroscopy for meniscal tear and reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament by patellar tendon. He also practices hip resurfacing, for athletes who can return to their sport, often without restrictions, as well as the placement of hip prosthesis by direct anterior approach which allows recovery and a rapid return to activity. He also performs the fitting of knee prostheses which preserve the normal movement of the knee and allow in the majority of cases a return to sports activity.
He will be happy to meet you at our Center Berger clinic.
Mr. Mario Michaud, a patient of Lacroix Private Surgery, shares his experience in day surgery following a torn rotator cuff (shoulder) during a work accident.
Orthopedic Surgeon : Dr Richard Lirette
Anesthesiologist : Dre Rachel Cormier
Lacroix Médecine Privée
Québec Operating Room
Dr. Philippe Dahan practices orthopedic surgery in our Laval operating room. His specialties are shoulder and knee surgeries. He performs knee and shoulder arthroscopies, knee anterior cruciate ligament repair or reconstruction, arthroscopic knee menisectomy, shoulder labrum and rotator cuff repair, and more.
Dr. Jimmy Nguyen obtained his medical degree at the University of Sherbrooke in 2007 and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery in Halifax (Dalhouse University) in 2016-2017. He is renowned for his natural ease in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and knee.
In addition to practicing at the Charles-Lemoyne Hospital, Dr. Nguyen is also an affiliate clinical professor and head of the medical teaching unit in Montérégie, affiliated with the Université de Sherbrooke. He is also part of the CMSE team – Center for Sports and Exercise Medicine, and an examiner at the Royal College of Canada in orthopedics.
Dr. Nguyen was one of the first to perform shoulder replacement surgery in a non-hospital center (Dix30). He helps set up joint replacement surgery within the surgery team at Lacroix. He is at the cutting edge of medical technology and participates in technological innovation projects applied to health.
Dr. Virginie Gauvreau completed a bachelor’s degree in medical biochemistry in 2002 and then a master’s degree in biomaterials engineering (experimental medicine) in 2005, while beginning her studies for a doctorate in medicine. She then graduated from her 5-year specialty studies in orthopedic surgery at Laval University in 2012. Then, she completed a subspecialty in hip and knee reconstruction (adult) at the University of Western Ontario in 2013.
Her contribution to research has earned her numerous awards and recognitions. She is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, the College of Physicians of Quebec, the Canadian Association of Arthroplasty Surgeons and the Association of Orthopedic Surgeons of Quebec.
She practiced for 8 years in Gaspésie before reorienting her career at Cliniques Lacroix in order to harmonize her professional practice with the realities of her young family. Her areas of surgical expertise include the knee (osteoarthritis, menisci, ACL, sprains), trigger finger, Dupuytren’s deformities, arthro-synovial nodules and cysts, bursitis, treatment of diabetic wounds, minor fractures.
Dr Virginie Gauvreau, orthopedic surgeon, specialises in hand surgeries
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