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 , Ajit Chalak , Sanjay Dhar , Prasad Chaudhari , Sushmit Singh , Aditya Gunjotikar 
 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.|