AAOS Now, September 2020
Suspected COVID-19 Case Complicates Fracture Treatment for Elderly Patient
This article highlights an example encounter with a fracture patient who initially tested negative for COVID-19 but clinically presented as COVID-19-suspected, potentially increasing the risk of transmission to the healthcare team.
Telemedicine Brings the Orthopaedist to the Patient
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, clinic waiting rooms around the country have emptied as patients, physicians, and policymakers quickly pivoted to telemedicine for health care to reduce patient and physician exposure. For orthopaedic surgeons, telemedicine has revolutionized the delivery of patient care, which may have a lingering impact for years to come.
Return to Sports in America Creates Quite the Conundrum
As many have wondered how and when sports would return in the United States in the early weeks and months of the pandemic, others have been involved in the logistics of how to bring sports back. During a panel discussion during the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Virtual Annual Meeting, Rick Wright, MD, FAAOS, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., asked many involved in the resurgence of sports at the professional and collegiate levels just how this would happen.