Meet Dr. Rodriguez-Elizalde

Dr. Sebastian is an Orthopaedic Trauma and Adult Hip and Knee surgeon at Humber Hospital, in Toronto, with a special interest in revision and complex cases. He is currently performing Direct Anterior Hip Replacement using a Hana table, and is involved in creating a rapid discharge surgical program.

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Common Elective Procedures

Currently, Dr. Rodriguez-Elizalde is accepting new patients for elective hip and knee replacement surgery at Humber River Hospital, as well as treating those with complex fractures.

He has a special interest in post-operative pain management, and improving the surgical experience for his patients.

Direct anterior Hip Arthroplasty
Total Knee Arthroplasty
Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty
Revision Hip Arthroplasty
Revision Knee Arthroplasty
Trauma Surgery & Fracture Care
PRP injections
BMAC injections
Direct Anterior Hip Arthroplasty

Direct Anterior Total Hip Replacement (THR) or Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), is a one of the most common and reproducible orthopaedic surgeries performed today. It is performed when the hip joint is damaged, stiff and painful, usually because of arthritis.

Dr. Rodriguez-Elizalde is currently doing the Direct Anterior Approach for total hip replacement surgery.

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Total Knee Arthroplasty

Total Knee Replacement (TKA) or Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA), is the most common joint replacement surgery performed in Canada today. It is primarily performed when the knee joint is damaged, stiff and painful, usually as a result of arthritis.

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Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty

Unicondylar Knee Replacement (UKR) or Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty (UKA), can be an alternative to Total, or “full” knee replacement. It is performed when half the knee joint is damaged, but the other half is still in good condition.

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Revision Hip Arthroplasty

Revision Hip Arthroplasty or Revision Hip Replacement involves removing previously placed components or prosthesis, and replanting a new device. This surgery is usually more complicated than a first time hip replacement, and can involve the removal of the acetabular component (cup), plastic liner, the femoral component (stem), or all three. Reasons for revision hip surgery include pain, instability, loosening over time, infection or fracture.

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Revision Knee Arthroplasty

Revision Knee Arthroplasty or Revision Knee Replacement involves removing previously placed components or prosthesis, and replanting a new device. This surgery is usually more complicated than a first time knee replacement, and can involve the removal of the femoral component (thigh bone cap), plastic liner, the tibial component (shin bone cap), patellar component (knee cap piece) or all four. Reasons for revision hip surgery include pain, instability, loosening over time, infection or fracture.

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Trauma Surgery & Fracture Care

Trauma Surgery involves the fixing of bone fractures in an acute (emergency) situation. Typically, these surgeries involve stabilizing the bones with specialized orthopaedic plates, screws or nails, but it can also involve the repair of torn tendons and ligaments. The after care for fractures often involves the application of specialized splints or casts which may need to be changed at set intervals.

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PRP injections

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection therapy is a form of biologic treatment using a patient’s own body (concentrated blood sample) to minimize joint pain and inflammation, as well as enhance healing and recovery. It that involves taking a patient’s blood (60-120ml via a venous draw) and using a specialized centrifuge to isolate the layer rich in platelets. This concentrated sample is then injected into the treatment site under ultrasound guidance.

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BMAC injections

BMAC (Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate) is a form of biologic treatment using a patient’s own body (concentrated bone marrow sample) to minimize joint pain and inflammation, as well as enhance healing and recovery. It is more involved than PRP, as the harvest site for bone marrow is the posterior superior iliac spine (back of the pelvic bone). After local anaesthesic, a specialized needle is inserted onto the pelvis and bone marrow is aspirated. This is concentrated using a specialized centrifuge to isolate the layer rich in bone marrow and stem cells. This concentrated sample is then injected into the treatment site under ultrasound guidance.

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