Dr. Jordan Leith, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Burnaby, BC

Dr. Jordan Leith

Dr. Jordan Leith

MD, MHSc, FRCSC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Burnaby, BC
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Dr. Jordan Leith Bio

Dr. Jordan Leith is an orthopaedic surgeon at Fortius Sport & Health, a state-of-the-art sport and rehabilitation facility in Burnaby, BC that follows a leading international model of sport performance and injury recovery.

He is an active staff member of Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia Hospital, a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at UBC, Director of the Fellowship program for Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and Knee at the Specialist Referral Clinic and performs surgery at Cambie Surgery Centre.

Dr. Leith is involved with several professional, university and national Olympic teams as a consultant and has been treating athletes of all ages and abilities for the past 13 years. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He is an active member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Association and is an Associate Member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Dr. Leith graduated from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine in 1994 and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UBC in 1999. He completed a Fellowship in Shoulder & Elbow and Sports Medicine at the University of Washington in 2000 and obtained a Masters of Health Science in Health Care and Epidemiology from UBC in 2004.

Dr. JM Leith, MD, MHSc, FRCSC Clinical Associate Professor Director and Head of UBC Arthroscopic Reconstruction & Sports Medicine Fellowship University of British Columbia Department of Orthopaedics

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Recent Health Talks Authored by Dr. Jordan Leith

  • A Rotator Cuff Injury from Snowboarding " Tom a 25-year-old right hand dominant snowboarder "

    Tom is a 25-year-old right hand dominant snowboarder who presents to his doctor for evaluation of his left shoulder. He injured it one week ago after failing to land a large jump and consequently landing directly on his left side. He described having immediate and significant pain to the left shoulder. He was unable to actively move the arm without significant pain. It has failed to improve to date and although the pain has settled considerably he still is unable to lift the arm. He says it feels very weak.

    On examination, the doctor notices Tom is holding the arm close to his side. There is no deformity or muscle wasting. Passive range of motion is full with some discomfort. Active range of motion is very limited and he is unable to actively elevate the arm beyond 45 degrees. There is tenderness to palpation over the supraspinatus insertion and a palpable defect with crepitus present. There is grade 3 power testing supraspinatus, 5/5 power for infraspinatus and subscapularis testing. There are no other findings with the examination.

    A diagnosis of a young rotator cuff tear is made. Tom may benefit from having an MRI on his shoulder to confirm the exact severity of his injury. He may also benefit from seeing a physiotherapist and possibly a massage therapist in order to improve the range of motion again in his shoulder. He may also benefit from seeing an orthopedic surgeon for assessment.

  • Tennis Player is Diagnosed with A Rotator Cuff Tear Injury " Donald is a 65-year-old right hand dominant "

    Donald is a 65-year-old right hand dominant active gentleman who plays tennis regularly. He visits his family physician complaining of increasing pain to the right shoulder with associated weakness. He states that he can no longer serve or hit the ball overhead. He is having trouble sleeping at night and cannot lie on his right side. He has pain with raising his arm overhead and has clicking on occasion that can be painful. He localizes the pain to the anterolateral side of the top of the shoulder.

    The physician's examination reveals some wasting of the supraspinatus muscle posteriorly. Donald's shoulder range of motion is full but he has a painful arc of motion. He has crepitus (crackling sounds) within the subacromial region with motion of the shoulder. He has pain with testing supraspinatus power and 4/5 strength. Infraspinatus and subscapularis power is full. He also had tenderness over the supraspinatus tendon insertion and a palpable defect. There was some tenderness to the biceps tendon.

    Donald is diagnosed with an old rotator cuff injury and could benefit from having an MRI or CT scan on his shoulder to help physicians diagnose this injury and its severity. An orthopaedic surgeon may need to assess Donald for surgical treatment. He may also benefit from seeing a physiotherapist or sports medicine physician to help with strengthening and increasing range of motion again. Massage therapy may help to restore blood flow to the injury and relax tense muscles in the shoulder and neck area.

  • What is Meniscus Tear Diagnosis and Treatment " Chris a 17-year-old male competitive skier "

    Chris, a 17-year-old male competitive skier, fell while downhill sking and had immediate acute pain to the knee. He attempted to continue sking but was unable to turn hard without ongoing pain. He stopped sking. He did not notice any swelling but applied ice right away. He was told by the team trainer that he likely had an MCL sprain.

    Chris attended physiotherapy but continued to have sharp pain along his medial joint line with routine daily activities. He denied any instability to the knee or swelling.

    Chris could benefit his condition by ongoing work with a physiotherapist to help him with mobility and a sports medicine physician to further assess his injury. A bracing specialist could help him with bracing options to keep him stable and active. He might need to get an MRI for a better evaualtion. Pilates and massage could also help with his range of motion, swelling and pain. Lastly, an orthopaedic surgeon could help with a surgical consultation if imaging shows that Chris' pain is due to an MCL tear.

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Ratings for Dr. Jordan Leith, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Burnaby, BC

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    Very happy with both the surgery and post aftercare we received from Dr Leith. Would recommend Dr Leith to anyone in Vancouver looking for surgical care. Sonia North Van
    Submitted: August 17, 2018
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    No fuss or muss. Simple direct opinion and advice. Surgery for me was a meniscal tear done quickly and still haven’t taken pain meds 12 hours post op and likely won’t have to from what I can see.
    Submitted: June 28, 2018
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    Excellent, friendly, informative service provided.
    Submitted: May 17, 2017
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    Dr Leith and his team have been very helpful and informative with my shoulder injury. Examinations were very thorough and all my questions were carefully answered and explained. First rate care, thanks!
    Submitted: May 17, 2017
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    Takes time to explain everything and he is very caring and professional. Very happy with the surgery and all services.
    Submitted: January 26, 2017
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    Extremely professional and caring. Great doctor and amazing crew.
    Submitted: October 06, 2016
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    thorough preparation for my surgery. Very organized and excellent job. Definitely the guy to see for any Sports related injuries.
    Submitted: August 11, 2016
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    Extremely happy with both the surgery and post after care we received from Dr Leith. Would recommend Dr Leith to anyone in Vancouver looking for surgical care. James in Vancouver.
    Submitted: August 05, 2016
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    I had surgery on my shoulder with Dr. Leith recently. It was a very smooth process and I felt very confident in Dr. Leith and his team. I found the videos on this website helpful. I would recommend Dr. Leith to anyone requiring orthopedic surgery. James in Vancouver
    Submitted: February 25, 2016
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    My daughter recently had acl reconstruction surgery performed by Dr. Leith and the whole experience from assessment, to surgery, and now the recovery has gone really, really well. Dr. Leith and both his office staff as well as the surgery staff are all incredibly kind, caring and efficient. Many thanks for making an unfortunate injury go as well as it has! I especially appreciate the the email following surgery which covers every question I could possibly have because it's not always easy to remember to ask the things you were meaning to ask on the spot! Many thanks again for everything, Dr. Leith!
    Submitted: February 18, 2016
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    Dr. Leith preformed an ACL reconstruction surgery on my knee yesterday; so far I'm quite pleased with the result. Dr. Leith was very informative and ensured that optimal care was taken both before and after the procedure. Moreover, I appreciate the care taken by the rest of the team, particularly the efforts to lighten the mood throughout the entire procedure and allow me to feel as comfortable as possible. I appreciate the online assistance and tools available to help with my recovery. I'm looking forward to seeing Dr. Leith in two weeks. Regards, Manpreet
    Submitted: February 11, 2016
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    Dr. Leith recently saw me for an ACL injury to my knee. So far I am extremely happy with Dr. Leith and his team. I've been given a lot of resources and information, including the video library on this website. Really helpful and informative. Raj in Vancouver
    Submitted: January 21, 2016
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    I had some knee surgery done with Dr. Leith recently. He is a fantastic doctor and surgeon. I really liked the video library he has on this website with pre surgical and post surgical information. Very helpful. Brendan from Vancouver
    Submitted: January 20, 2016
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    I saw Dr. Jordan Leith for a dislocated knee and found him to be informative and well educated on the options available to me. Sent me his educational library that I thought was innovative and relevant seeing it has a pre-and post surgical plan with often asked questions. Would recommend Dr Leith to anyone looking for an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Burnaby.
    Submitted: January 18, 2016
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    Saw Dr Jordan Leith for a shoulder injury about a year ago and was very impressed with him. Gave me a plan for pre-surgery and post surgery and touched base with me after it started to get stronger again. Cannot say enough good things about Dr Leith. Brent, Burnaby, BC
    Submitted: January 15, 2016
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    Have seen Dr. Jordan Leith on two occasions and have ben happy both times. he is organized and takes the time to explain my problem well. Loved his video based pre-post surgery plan.
    Submitted: January 15, 2016
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    I recently saw Dr. Leith for a knee injury. I came away feeling very confident that I understood my diagnosis and course of treatment moving forward. He provided me with online information (video educational dashboard at HCF), as well as referrals to a recommended physiotherapist. I would recommend Dr. Leith to anyone. Peter in Vancouver.
    Submitted: January 14, 2016
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    Would recommend Dr Jordan Leith to anyone looking for a good caring orthopedic surgeon. Has a plan all set up for pre-post surgery and gave me good video information on my condition.
    Submitted: January 13, 2016

Orthopaedic Surgeon Health Talks – Take a look at your local options in Burnaby

  • knee in brace
    There are many options for treating patellar instability, and many start with getting an MRI to see if there is internal or joint damage. You should consider bracing, physiotherapy to strengthen the muscles that support the patella, and consulting with an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Burnaby, BC, such as Dr. Jordan Leith.
  • treatment golfers elbow
    If you’re dealing with Symptoms of Tennis Elbow, you may first discuss them with your family physician. He or she will recommend the next steps for effective treatment, which may include a surgical assessment by an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Burnaby, BC, such as Dr. Jordan Leith.
  • wrist tendinitis tennis
    Do you have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome that does not seem to go away? If you've explored non-surgical options such as bracing, massage therapy and corticosteroids, your next step could be to meet with a local Orthopaedic Surgeon in Burnaby, BC, such as Dr. Jordan Leith.
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    Unfortunately, Diabetes Complications and Foot Amputation is a reality for some people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. If diabetes-related foot complications require amputation, you may be referred to an Orthopaedic Surgeon in Burnaby, BC, such as Dr. Jordan Leith.

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