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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 43-48

Impact of COVID-19 on orthopedic practices: A schematic review


Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Manjeri, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Raju Karuppal
Department of Orthopaedics, Government Medical College, Manjeri, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/joasis.joasis_14_20

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It is our responsibility to be aware of the current knowledge on COVID-19 such as the pathogenesis, clinical features, and the precautions that we have to follow while handling orthopedic patients. A detailed look into the current protocol and suggestions of orthopedic practices in the COVID-19 outbreak has done here. A review of articles indexed for MEDLINE on PubMed and Scopus using the keywords COVID-19 and orthopedics and as a Boolean search was used. The review included evidence from 44 articles from orthopedic literature. There are risks associated with orthopedic practices in the COVID-19 pandemic, and many standard protocols are available to confront the situation. This article highlights useful recommendations and directions for orthopedic practices in the COVID-19 outbreak.


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