Evidence-based risk stratification for sport medicine procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic Journal Article uri icon
  • Orthopaedic practices have been markedly affected by the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the ban on elective procedures, it is impossible to define the medical urgency of a case solely on whether a case is on an elective surgery schedule. Orthopaedic surgical procedures should consider COVID-19-associated risks and an assimilation of all available disease dependent, disease independent, and logistical information that is tailored to each patient, institution, and region. Using an evidence-based risk stratification of clinical urgency, we provide a framework for prioritization of orthopaedic sport medicine procedures that encompasses such factors. This can be used to facilitate the risk-benefit assessment of the timing and setting of a procedure during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    publication date
  • 2020
  • Research
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections
  • Injuries
  • Orthopedics
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sports
  • Surgery
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