COVID – 19 Elective Surgery Updates
The COVID-19 pandemic has required that our practice take protective and necessary measures to prevent the spread of the disease. Because of this, many hospitals and ambulatory surgical facilities have postponed elective surgeries to help ensure that their resources are available for severely ill and critically injured patients who may need them.
To help clarify, procedures for medical conditions that are not urgent or life-threatening are considered elective surgery. Several orthopedic procedures fall into this category. While these conditions may cause painful symptoms or functional limitations, they are usually not life-threatening and surgery can be safely postponed.
Most hospitals and outpatient surgical facilities are allowing procedures that need to be performed on an emergency or urgent basis to proceed as scheduled. Some of emergent or urgent orthopedic procedures include but are not limited to the below procedures:
- Open wounds
- Tendon ruptures
- Disk herniations
You can work with your orthopedic surgeon to determine the best timing and treatment plan for any emergent procedures.
For more information please visit The Centers for Disease Control website to gather the most recent updates about COVID-19: Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.
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