Resuming Elective Orthopaedic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pa
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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands have had to delay recommended but elective orthopedic surgical procedures, such as joint replacement surgery or knee arthroscopy. Now an expert panel has issued recommendations to guide safe resumption of elective orthopedic surgery. The guidelines appear in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

"As we resume elective surgical procedures, it is important to understand what practices and protocols should be altered or implemented in order to minimize the risk of pathogen transfer during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic," according to the guideline statement by the International Consensus Group and Research Committee of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

The recommendations were developed using the Delphi method and were approved by an international panel of 77 expert physicians and scientists in orthopedic surgery, infectious disease, microbiology and virology, and anesthesia.

Note: This list is a brief compilation of some of the key recommendations included in the Guideline and is not exhaustive and does not constitute medical advice. Kindly refer to the original document attached below.

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https://journals.lww.com/jbjsjournal/Abstract/2020/07150/Resuming_Elective_Orthopaedic_Surgery_During_the.2.aspx
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-07/wkh-btt071520.php
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