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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57-60

Practising orthopedics in COVID times: The way forward

1 Department of Orthopaedics, Lakshmi Group of Hospitals, Cochin, Kerala, India
2 Speciality Doctor, Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospital Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, Furness General Hospital, Dalton Lane, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, UK LA14 4LF, UK

Correspondence Address:
Nijith Ompedathil Govindan
Department of Orthopaedics, Lakshmi Group of Hospitals, Kochi - - 682 016, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joasis.joasis_16_20

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This article highlights the influence of coronavirus pandemic in patient care from an Orthopedic surgeon's perspective and enumerates the modifications in routine practice while providing quality service to the society. The authors have reviewed the recently available articles regarding the changes in orthopedic practice with respect to the coronavirus disease pandemic. Prioritizing surgical treatment of obligatory fractures and conservative management of non-obligatory fracture will be the cornerstone of management strategy in patient care during these troubled times. Formalizing evidence-based protocols for various subsets of orthopedics not only reduces the event-response time lag but also helps in accurate implementation of services for the best patient outcome.

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