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The Exception MD Clinic

Exception MD offers specialized medical and surgical care in a private setting. It is recognized as a beacon a model of excellence in Canada in the diagnosis and treatment of issues involving the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and knee.

Our doctors use the most innovative and minimally invasive techniques. Our team advocates an approach based on patient satisfaction and well-being by prioritizing the fastest and most effective pain-relief and treatment methods.

Exception MD is a team of renowned physicians who are world leaders in their areas of expertise. Exception MD offers a warm personal, complete and rapid service in an ultra-modern, safe clinical environment.

Dr. Marc Beauchamp, MD, FRC SC

I am an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of the shoulder and elbow, mainly by arthroscopic methods, as well as knee arthroscopy.

When I meet patients for the first time, I often tell them, « I’m in this to win! » That could sound ambitious or pretentious, as though I’m playing God. What I mean is that my commitment to each individual who puts his or her trust in me is absolute. After more than 25 years of orthopedic practice, and some 6,000 surgical procedures (including more than 4,000 shoulder arthroscopies), I still do everything in my power to make the next procedure the best, and the next patient the most satisfied.

I also trained in ultrasonography which, in consultations, helps complete the physical exam and allows me to do injections with ultrasound guidance. This is usually a more precise process than conventional injection methods. The daily use of ultrasonography has revolutionized my clinical practice over the years, especially in providing me the possibility to monitor the progression of the healing after surgery or after injections.

For me, nothing is routine, and every person I meet is a fresh opportunity to excel. I am passionate about my profession. It is not only my work, but also a privilege that fills me with gratitude for having the use of both hands (my left hand having been restored by a surgeon when I was 14 years old) and being able to help others in return. And perhaps some among my patients will eventually go out and pay it forward, thank or help someone else with two healthy arms as it happened to me. Each operation I perform is fuelled by that wish and in this I find my greatest satisfaction.

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Dr. Jean-Paul Brutus

Dr. Brutus is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in treatment of the hand and wrist. He is a proponent of less invasive treatment techniques and considered a leader in endoscopic hand and wrist surgery in Quebec and Canada. He is one of the few surgeons in Canada to perform endoscopic decompression in his treatments of trigger finger and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is the co-founder of Exception MD, the first private medical clinic in Canada dedicated to treatment of the upper and lower limbs.


Exception MD offers expertise and quality care that are recognized in the treatment of pathologies and accidental injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and knee. Our team of specialists favours the most advanced, sophisticated techniques to ensure a minimum of discomfort and the rapid restoration of mobility. From diagnosis to procedure through to healing and rehabilitation, we provide the most attentive and personalized care.

The shoulder

Imagine not being able to use one of your arms. Unable to readily raise your hand, you would find yourself oddly limited in your movements. A healthy, pain-free, mobile and strong shoulder is by no means a luxury. One could even say it is a condition of being independent, because we do virtually everything with our upper limbs; even moving around with crutches, a wheelchair or a walker requires the use of both arms.

The shoulder is the human body’s most mobile and complex joint. Along with the elbow, it moves the hand through space to specific places with strength and precision. In fact, the shoulder is made up of four joints, not just one. The largest of these is the glenohumeral, the others being the sternoclavicular, acromioclavicular and scapulothoracic joints, all connected by groups of muscles, tendons and ligaments. In fact, a shoulder surgeon deals more with soft tissues than he does with bones. Fortunately, the shoulder generally heals very well, albeit more slowly than other joints. Post-operative follow-up is therefore crucial, and patience is as much a part of healing as is physical therapy.

The elbow

The elbow is made up of three joints: the first, the humeroulnar, or trochlea, works a bit like a hinge to allow bending and straightening (flexion and extension) of the forearm; the second is the humeroradial, which allows the forearm to rotate the wrist (supination and pronation) and stabilizes the elbow. The third is the proximal radioulnar, which is the rolling of the radius on a tiny lateral facet of the ulna (necessary for supination and pronation)

Elbow osteoarthritis is fairly rare, but issues with tendons (of the biceps and epicondyles) are frequent. If we exclude injuries, the most frequent problems are bursitis (the bursa on the olecranon often being the site of inflammation) and tendon tears (particularly the distal biceps).

Hand and wrist

Whether you suffer from osteoarthritis of the fingers, a condition affecting the hand, or a hand or wrist injury, regardless of the nature and complexity of your problem, our team of specialized surgeons can help you regain optimal physical function so that you can go back to your regular activities as quickly as possible.

The knee

The knee is a fairly simple joint. As long as we don’t ask it for more than basic flexion/extension (as we do, for example, when riding a bike), all is well. However, twisting motions can cause tears in the ligaments (crossed in the centre and collateral internal and external) and the meniscus, the small cartilage pads shaped like half-moons.

Contrary to the shoulder and elbow, the knee is a load-bearing joint that supports our body weight as we walk. To remain mobile, the knee must be free of pain and the joint be fluid and stable. We are currently seeing a real epidemic of knee problems in the general population, due to the trend of people living longer and being much more active than before. Keeping people mobile and pain free as long as possible is the big challenge of modern-day orthopedics.

Clinique Exception MD

1605 Boulevard Marcel-Laurin #230, Montréal, QC H4R 0B7

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The Exception MD clinic is located near downtown Montreal and all major highways. Free parking is available to clients. The clinic is also a short drive from Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport, which makes it easy access for international patients.

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Address:1605 Marcel-Laurin Blvd., suite 230
Saint-Laurent, Quebec H4R 0B7

Phone: (514) 509-2000