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Soft Tissue Trauma Program

What is soft tissue trauma?

Soft tissue trauma is broadly defined as an injury to any of the non-bony supportive structures of the skeleton. These injuries, however, often also include bony trauma as the two are uniquely related.

Examples of soft tissue trauma include injuries of the:

  • tendons,
  • ligaments,
  • cartilage and
  • muscle.

About our program

Our program is made up of orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in soft tissue trauma with expertise ranging from non-operative to operative management of these injuries.

We specialize in soft tissue trauma ranging in complexity from simple to high-energy joint dislocations that may occur following:

  • sport participation,
  • car accidents and
  • workplace or other injuries.

We are an arm of the orthopaedic trauma program at Sunnybrook, with subspecialist orthopaedic surgeons who bring unique skills and abilities in the areas of soft tissue trauma and bony trauma.

» Upper extremity soft tissue trauma

Our team specializes in the treatment of soft tissue injuries of the wrist, elbow and shoulder. 

Meet our team:

» Lower extremity soft tissue trauma

Our team specializes in the treatment of knee, foot and ankle and other lower extremity injuries and conditions.

Meet our team:


Who we serve

  • Patients referred after being seen in our emergency or trauma department who require soft tissue repair
  • Patients referred by other orthopaedic surgeons for sub-specialty consultation regarding complex problems
  • Patients aged 12* years and older referred by their primary care practitioner or by a sport and exercise medicine practitioner for any soft tissue problem
    *referrals for knee conditions in all ages due to cross-appointment at the Hospital for Sick Children

Referral information

Please have your doctor fax a referral for patient care to 416-480-5886.

The following information is required for your referral:

  • name
  • date of birth
  • OHIP number or other
  • chief complaint, area of injury/concern
  • **you may specify ‘general’ for internal triage or by surgeon name.**

Location and contact

Soft Tissue Trauma Program

Sunnybrook Bayview Campus
2075 Bayview Ave.

M-wing, ground floor, room 301 (MG 301)
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Fax number for referrals:
416-480-5886