Connecting at the Webside: Rapid Telehealth Implementation for Musculoskeletal Clinicians.

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Telehealth is rapidly being implemented in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite evidence for the effectiveness of telehealth for musculoskeletal examination and treatment, there is a lack of clear guidance […]

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The Orthopedic Residency Program at Hamad Medical Corporation During COVID-19 Crisis: an Evolving Educational Strategy.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the strategies of most of the teaching hospitals worldwide, affecting the educational process in residency programs. The System Wide Incident Command Committee in the state […]

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Covid-19 pandemic: Economic burden on patients with musculoskeletal injuries in a tertiary care hospital of LMIC; retrospective cross sectional study.

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Covid-19 has adversely impacted the health care organizations by over burdening with Covid patients and suspending the elective surgeries and clinics. Hospitalization during pandemic may increase health cost of patients […]

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‘Return to the New Normal’: Innovative Solutions for Safe Ponseti Casting in Clubfoot Clinics during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Clubfoot treatment using the Ponseti method has been severely impacted as a result of lockdown measures implemented by several countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. As clubfoot clinics begin phased re-opening, […]

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The strategies of perioperative management in orthopedic department during the pandemic of COVID-19.

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has broken out and spread rapidly nationwide at the beginning of 2020, which has brought huge impacts to people and work. The current situation of prevention […]

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Does elective orthopaedic surgery in the pandemic era increase the risk of developing COVID-19? A combined analysis of retrospective and prospective study at a national tertiary hospital in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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To date, no recommendations have been published on when and how to start again carrying out elective, non-urgent surgery on COVID-19-negative patients after the epidemic peak has been reached in […]

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Peri-operative Outcomes and Predictors of Mortality in COVID-19 Positive Patients with Hip Fractures: A Multicentre Study in the UK.

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This UK based multi-centre study reports clinical characteristics, early outcomes and predictors of mortality in 34 consecutive COVID-19-positive hip fractures so that the lessons learnt could be utilised in other […]

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Impact of COVID-19-related social restrictions on orthopaedic trauma in a level 1 trauma centre in Sydney: the first wave.

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected communities worldwide. This study examines the impact that public health measures to control viral spread have had on orthopaedic trauma presenting to […]

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Changes in the Management of Clubfoot Cases During COVID-19 Pandemic-A Survey Among Orthopaedic Specialists.

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The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed the established practice norms of many ailments including clubfoot. We conducted a survey to study the changes in the clubfoot treatment practices, Achilles tenotomy […]

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What Is the Impact of the Coronavirus-19 Pandemic on Quality of Life and Other Patient-reported Outcomes? An Analysis of the Hand-Wrist Study Cohort.

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and its associated lockdowns in many parts of the world, have changed daily life and may have a psychological impact on people. However, it […]

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Universal Screening for COVID-19 in Children Undergoing Orthopaedic Surgery: A Multicenter Report.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially altered the typical process around performing surgery to ensure protection of health care workers, patients, and their families. One safety precaution has been the implementation […]

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Feasibility of Rapid Development and Deployment of a Telemedicine Program in a Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Practice.

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A lack of access to care is predictably associated with negative outcomes in foot and ankle surgery. Despite recent advances in telecommunication technologies, the field of orthopedics has been slow […]

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Recommendations from the Italian Society of Pediatric Orthopaedics and Traumatology for the management of pediatric orthopaedic patients during the COVID19 pandemic and post-pandemic period in Italy.

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The rapid spread of the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy has dramatically impacted the National Healthcare System, causing the sudden congestion of hospitals, especially in Northern Italy, thus imposing drastic restriction […]

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Public Interest in Sports Medicine and Surgery (Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Meniscus, Rotator Cuff) Topics Declined Following the COVID-19 Outbreak.

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To quantify the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic’s impact on public interest in sports medicine and surgery topics.The Google Trends analysis tool (Google Search Volume Indices (GSVI)) was utilized to […]

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Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Management of Spinal Disorders – Results of a National Survey.

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Far-reaching political steps to contain the COVID-19 pandemic have been undertaken in recent weeks. These also impact on surgical specialties not directly involved in the management of patients infected with […]

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Challenges to the Emergence of Telerehabilitation in a Developing Country: A Systematic Review.

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Background: Despite being known abroad as a viable alternative to face-to-face consultation and therapy, telerehabilitation has not fully emerged in developing countries like the Philippines. In the midst of the […]

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Virtual postgraduate orthopaedic practical examination: a pilot model.

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COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the delivery of medical education, training and examination schedule across the world both at undergraduate and at postgraduate (PG) levels. The novel […]

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How Satisfied Are Patients and Surgeons with Telemedicine in Orthopaedic Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

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The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has resulted in a rapid pivot toward telemedicine owing to closure of in-person elective clinics and sustained efforts at physical distancing worldwide. Throughout this period, […]

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Exposure risk of patients with chronic infectious wounds during the COVID-19 outbreak and its countermeasures.

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A large number of cases of pneumonia caused by novel β-coronavirus emerged in Hubei Province, China, at the end of 2019 and demonstrated great potential for transmission. At present, known […]

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Rethinking Trauma Hospital Services in one of Spain’s Largest University Hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. How can we organize and help? Our experience.

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The severe disruptions caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have necessitated a redistribution of resources to meet hospitals’ current service needs during this pandemic. The aim is to share our experiences […]

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Leveraging Digital Technology to overcome barriers in the Prosthetic and Orthotic Industry: an evaluation of its applicability and use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The prosthetic and orthotic (P&O) industry typically provides an artisan “hands-on” approach to assessment and fitting of orthopedic devices. Despite growing interest in digital technology for P&O service provision, little […]

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Is it safe to restart elective day-case surgery? Lessons learned from upper limb ambulatory trauma during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on the provision of elective and trauma orthopaedic surgery worldwide with millions of operations cancelled. The risk of patients developing COVID-19 after undergoing ambulatory procedures […]

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Improvising the surgical helmet system for aerosol-generating procedures in the OR: Surgeon designed 3D printed mould for augmented filtration system.

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The aim of this paper is to describe the process of designing and developing a mould for filter placement via 3D printing on top of the surgical helmet. This mould […]

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Crisis change management during COVID-19 in the elective orthopaedic hospital: Easing the trauma burden of acute hospitals.

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With the emergence of the 2019 novel coronavirus and its resulting pandemic status in March 2020 all routine elective orthopaedic surgery was cancelled in our institution. The developing picture in […]

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Redeployment of the trainee orthopaedic surgeon during COVID-19: a fish out of water?

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Background and purpose – COVID-19 has had a significant impact on health services and the entire healthcare sector, including trauma and orthopaedics, has been compelled to adapt. At the heart […]

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How Did the Number and Type of Injuries in Patients Presenting to a Regional Level I Trauma Center Change During the COVID-19 Pandemic with a Stay-at-home Order?

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During a pandemic, it is paramount to understand volume changes in Level I trauma so that with appropriate planning and reallocation of resources, these facilities can maintain and even improve […]

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Correction to: Thirty-day mortality following surgical management of hip fractures during the COVID-19 pandemic: findings from a prospective multi-centre UK study.

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The published online version contains mistake, as the Fig. 1 legend should read “Kaplan-Meier survival curve for 30-day survival for 2020 cohort COVID-19 positive vs COVID-19 negative” whilst the Fig. […]

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Management of Orthopaedic Emergencies During a Pandemic: Compartment Syndrome of the Hand in a Patient with COVID-19: A Case Report.

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A 58-year-old man presented with acute respiratory distress syndrome and coagulopathy secondary to COVID-19. He developed acute compartment syndrome (ACS) of the left hand. He underwent a bedside 10-compartment decompression […]

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Perioperative Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents in the COVID-19 Orthopedic Patient.

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SARS-CoV-2 infection can cause serious complications beyond lung injury and respiratory failure, including sepsis, cardiovascular injury, renal failure, coagulation abnormalities, and neurologic injury. Widely used medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory […]

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