Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 5 | Issue 2 | July-Dec 2020 | page: 20-24 | Sajeev Shekhar, Vivek Shetty, Yash Wagh
Author: Sajeev Shekhar , Vivek Shetty , Yash Wagh 
 Department of Orthopedics, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital & MRC, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim West, Mumbai – 400016
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Vivek Shetty,
Department of Orthopedics, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital & MRC, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim West, Mumbai – 400016
Introduction: Since the major outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020, all hospitals and surgeons opted to postpone elective scheduled surgeries for personal and patient safety
Aim of this study: In this study of 45 consecutive patients, we changed the surgical protocols during this pandemic, our study highlights difficulties faced and how they were tackled.
Materials and Methods: 45 patients were included in this study operated by a single Senior Surgeon at a tertiary centre and their results were compared to similar surgeries performed in the pre-Covid era, in terms of length of hospital stay, duration of surgery, complications/mortality post operatively and overall risk of infection to the patients and hospital staff.
Results: It was found that the, mortality and morbidity in both times were same in Covid-19 negative patients, overall time taken for the surgery was increased, the hospital stay was increased, usage of resources was increased, difficulties faced were not only by the patients but also the health workers.
Keywords: COVID-19, protocols, donning in, doffing off, operation time, aerosol,.
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|How to Cite this article: Shekhar S, Shetty V, Wagh Y. Challenges and Difficulties faced by Orthopedic Surgeons during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review of Modified Surgical Protocols. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics July-Dec 2020;5(2):20-24.|