AAOS Now, January 2021
COVID-19: Painful but Not Fatal for Orthopaedic Practices
To better understand changes caused by COVID-19, the Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (IAOS) conducted a survey of orthopaedic surgeons in Illinois in October 2020. The findings indicate that although COVID-19 resulted in short-term pain, it will not be fatal for orthopaedic practices.
A Rural Practitioner’s Experience with Providing Orthopaedic Care During the Pandemic
James Barber, MD, FAAOS, an orthopaedic surgeon at Southeastern Orthopaedics in Douglas, Ga., shared his personal experience of being a rural orthopaedic practitioner during the COVID-19 pandemic.
AAOS Supports Coronavirus Vaccination
With the initial distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines underway across the globe, AAOS reiterated the importance of evaluating scientific evidence when weighing the risks and benefits of a vaccination’s effects on the musculoskeletal system. To date, no high-quality evidence indicates that vaccinations administered correctly to the shoulder area can injure the shoulder.
Case Study of a Successful Return to Professional Men’s Lacrosse During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 is associated with significant mortality and morbidity, including adverse cardiovascular sequelae. Multidisciplinary teams are charged with developing both clinical and logistical protocols to foster safe return to play. Additionally, as public health policy has directed the reopening of recreational and competitive sport, clinicians are tasked with determining when competitive athletes who have been infected with COVID-19 and recovered are medically ready to return to play.
Will COVID-19 Set Us Further Behind in Improving Diversity in Orthopaedics?
Another victim of the pandemic may be the recruitment of diverse students into orthopaedics.