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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70-74

Orthopedic practices and orthopedic education amidst COVID-19 pandemic – Changing trends and way ahead

Department of Orthopedics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

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Vishal Kumar
Teachers' Flat Number.24, PGIMER Campus, Chandigarh - 160 012
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JODP.JODP_16_20

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people from different walks of life. With limited availability of personal protective equipment and testing facilities, the medical fraternity is at high risk of infection. The orthopedicians were also affected. The management protocols of trauma and nontraumatic cases and the orthopedics teaching have undergone a paradigm shift. The management has changed from aggressive surgery to conservative management. The number of patients suffering from physical trauma has come down significantly. The elective cases are postponed. Newer ways of consultation like teleconsultations have begun. Due to the closure of public transport services, follow-up of patients is also not proper. With the judicious use of resources and proper testing of patients, we can overcome this pandemic.

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