Position Statements

Position Statements are developed by the COA Executive and by various committees, to outline the opinion and recommendations of the Association. They have been issued in order to serve the needs of orthopaedic surgeons, patients and policy makers.

All position statements are currently being reviewed by Committees. Updated position statements will be made available by late 2024. 

If you wish to request an endorsement or have an idea for a position statement, please contact chelsea@canorth.org.

Professional Practice Pillar

If you have a question about a position statement, please contact policy@canorth.org.

COA Position Statement Disclaimer 

The statements summarized in this document are opinions and/or consensus-based statements/recommendations published by various resources. The summarized statements may not necessarily be based on empirical evidence, nor consider physician or patient values and/or preferences. None of the statements are meant to serve as official guideline recommendations or exclusive course of treatment or procedure recommendations for health-care providers and/or decision-makers endorsed by the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. Internet addresses are current at the time of publication.