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 […]» Read more
The Orthopedic Residency Program at Hamad Medical Corporation During COVID-19 Crisis: an Evolving Educational Strategy.
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 […]» Read more
Covid-19 pandemic: Economic burden on patients with musculoskeletal injuries in a tertiary care hospital of LMIC; retrospective cross sectional study.
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 […]» Read more
‘Return to the New Normal’: Innovative Solutions for Safe Ponseti Casting in Clubfoot Clinics during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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, […]» Read more
The strategies of perioperative management in orthopedic department during the pandemic of COVID-19.
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 […]» Read more
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.
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 […]» Read more
Peri-operative Outcomes and Predictors of Mortality in COVID-19 Positive Patients with Hip Fractures: A Multicentre Study in the UK.
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 […]» Read more
Impact of COVID-19-related social restrictions on orthopaedic trauma in a level 1 trauma centre in Sydney: the first wave.
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 […]» Read more
Changes in the Management of Clubfoot Cases During COVID-19 Pandemic-A Survey Among Orthopaedic Specialists.
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 […]» Read more
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.
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 […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more
Feasibility of Rapid Development and Deployment of a Telemedicine Program in a Foot and Ankle Orthopedic Practice.
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 […]» Read more
At the end of 2019, a new kind of pneumonia which was proven to be supported by novel coronaviruses named SARS-CoV-2 emerges and it seems to be more complicate in […]» Read more
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.
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 […]» Read more
Public Interest in Sports Medicine and Surgery (Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Meniscus, Rotator Cuff) Topics Declined Following the COVID-19 Outbreak.
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 […]» Read more
Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Management of Spinal Disorders – Results of a National Survey.
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 […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more
How Satisfied Are Patients and Surgeons with Telemedicine in Orthopaedic Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
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, […]» Read more
Exposure risk of patients with chronic infectious wounds during the COVID-19 outbreak and its countermeasures.
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 […]» Read more
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.
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 […]» Read more
Leveraging Digital Technology to overcome barriers in the Prosthetic and Orthotic Industry: an evaluation of its applicability and use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 […]» Read more
Is it safe to restart elective day-case surgery? Lessons learned from upper limb ambulatory trauma during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 […]» Read more
Improvising the surgical helmet system for aerosol-generating procedures in the OR: Surgeon designed 3D printed mould for augmented filtration system.
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 […]» Read more
Crisis change management during COVID-19 in the elective orthopaedic hospital: Easing the trauma burden of acute hospitals.
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 […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more
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?
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 […]» Read more
Correction to: Thirty-day mortality following surgical management of hip fractures during the COVID-19 pandemic: findings from a prospective multi-centre UK study.
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. […]» Read more
Management of Orthopaedic Emergencies During a Pandemic: Compartment Syndrome of the Hand in a Patient with COVID-19: A Case Report.
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 […]» Read more
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 […]» Read more