Physician Biography

Surgeon Bio

Curtis Myden is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty interest and training in Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopic surgery and Pediatric orthopaedics. He has a special interest in the injured athlete. As a former Canadian Olympic swimmer, he enjoys helping athletes return to their sport. He currently works with the Kelowna Rockets Hockey team, other sports organizations and he also provides adult and pediatric orthopaedic trauma care at the Kelowna General Hospital.

Dr. Myden treats a number of complex knee ligament and pediatric problems throughout the interior. He is currently a Clinical Instructor at UBC, and enjoys teaching residents and medical students.

Education/Training/Credentials

  • 2012-2013 Sports Medicine / Arthroscopy Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
  • 2011-2012 Pediatric Orthopaedic Fellowship, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2006-2011 Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
  • 2003-2006 Doctor of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
  • 1992-1999 Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Current Appointments

  • 2013-present: Attending, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Kelowna General Hospital, Kelowna BC
  • 2013-present: Orthopaedic Surgeon for Kelowna Rockets, WHL
  • 2013-present: Clinical Instructor, UBC department of Orthopaedics

Practice Focus / Procedures

  • Sports Medicine Injuries to Knee, Shoulder, and Elbow
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic problems
  • Adult and Paediatric trauma

Surgical wait times

These are highly variable. If clinical need dictates, a person may be prioritized on the waitlist ahead of others based on urgency, as determined by Dr. Myden.
All of the surgical bookings are now done at Kelowna General Hospital booking office, so you may phone there for up-to-date information on surgical wait times for Dr. Myden.
Phone 250-862-4481-OR booking.

 

Referral Policy

  • Consultation on referral only from primary care physicians, sports medicine or specialists.
  • Referrals are prioritized according to urgency and the likelihood that there will be a surgical solution for the problem. The focus of the practice is surgical care.
  • WorkSafe BC referrals accepted.
  • Dr. Myden does not currently see patients for arthroplasty.
  • Screening of non-surgical and routine orthopaedic problems will be performed by a musculoskeletal physician associated with the Kelowna Bone and Joint Health group in hopes of reducing wait times for surgical patients.

Once a written referral is received in the office, it is reviewed by Dr. Myden and prioritized by urgency. A referral acknowledgement is sent to the referring physician outlining the approximate wait time for each individual referral.

Kelowna Bone and Joint Health now requires a completed standard referral form with all referrals. In addition to this, appropriate x-rays within 6 months of the referral need to be included in the referral. The standard referral form ensures that you are seen by the most appropriate physician in the shortest amount of time. The x-rays are required to ensure that your presenting complaints are fully assessed on the first visit, rather than having to book a follow-up appointment to provide treatment recommendations for your diagnosis.

Cancellation Policy

If illness, travel problems or other extenuating circumstances arise, we appreciate a phone call as soon as possible so that we can potentially make use of the office time for another patient, and can also plan to reschedule your appointment.
For missed appointments (without a phone call 48 hrs prior to your appointment), a missed appointment fee may be required for an appointment to be rebooked. Charge for missed consultation is $100.00, and a missed follow-up is $50.00.

Follow-Ups

A letter is generated after each consult and sent to the referring doctor. Letters typically outline the diagnosis, the treatment options, and any follow-up required. Please feel free to review this letter with your family doctor.

If you still have questions or concerns after your consultation, please feel free to call and book a follow-up appointment. A lot of information is typically conveyed at the time of the first consult, and it is common to have additional questions or concerns arise. If you need further information on the problem and treatment options, or have any concerns, please feel free to call.


Contact

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