Financial Ignorance among Orthopedic Surgeons: A Survey In COVID-19 Era

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 6 | Issue 2 |  Jul-Dec 2021 | page: 8-11 | Sachin Kale, Ajit Chalak, Sanjay Dhar, Prasad Chaudhari, Sushmit Singh, Aditya Gunjotikar

Author: Sachin Kale [1], Ajit Chalak [1], Sanjay Dhar [1], Prasad Chaudhari [1], Sushmit Singh [1], Aditya Gunjotikar [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College and Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Sushmit Singh,
Department of Orthopaedics, Dr. D Y Patil Medical College and Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India.


Background: COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the finances of orthopedic surgeons around the globe due to recurring lockdowns and fewer elective surgeries. It has forced surgeons to reflect on their wealth management status and look for a second source of income as well.
Objectives: The objectives of the study were to determine the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the personal finances of orthopedic surgeons and gauge their knowledge regarding the stock market as a second source of income.

Methods: An online survey was conducted among the orthopedic surgeons practicing in Maharashtra, India. The survey included assessment of demographic data, financial knowledge, knowledge of the stock market, and wealth management status.

Results: Most respondents (75.6%) were forced to think about the second source of income after the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventy-nine percent of surgeons felt the need for training for investment in stock markets.
Conclusion: Most of the respondents lack proper knowledge about funds management and retirement planning. This study indicates a strong need for formal education of orthopedic surgeons in the field of personal finance, stock markets, and retirement planning.

Keywords: COVID-19, orthopedic surgeons, personal finance


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How to Cite this article: Kale S, Chalak A, Dhar S, Chaudhari P, Singh S, Gunjotikar A. Financial Ignorance among Orthopedic Surgeons: A Survey in COVID-19 Era. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics July-Dec 2021;6(2):8-11.

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Challenges and Difficulties faced by Orthopedic Surgeons during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Review of Modified Surgical Protocols

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 5 | Issue 2 |  July-Dec 2020 | page: 20-24 | Sajeev Shekhar, Vivek Shetty, Yash Wagh

Author: Sajeev Shekhar [1], Vivek Shetty [1], Yash Wagh [1]

[1] 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.

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