Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 7 | Issue 2 | Jul-Dec 2022 | page: 66-72 | Sachin Kale, Sagar Soni, Sarang Aggarwal, Nikhil Reginald Isaacs, Ronak Mishra, Sankalp Shashwat, Suraj Doshi
Author: Sachin Kale , Sagar Soni , Sarang Aggarwal , Nikhil Reginald Isaacs , Ronak Mishra , Sankalp Shashwat , Suraj Doshi 
 Department of Orthopaedic, Dr. D. Y. Patil University , School of Medicine Hospital and Research Centre, Nerul,
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Nikhil Reginald Isaacs,
Department of Orthopaedic, Dr. D. Y. Patil University , School of Medicine Hospital and Research Centre, Nerul,
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread throughout the world, affecting people from all walks of life, including orthopedic doctors in India. We’ve We’ have seen a significant decrease in the number of patients. The study’s study’s goal was to determine the extent to which the epidemic has affected Indian orthopaedic practice.
Methods: An online survey of currently practicing Indian orthopaedic doctors was done. The study enlisted the help of 500 orthopaedic surgeons. A statistical analysis was performed to determine the relationship between the demographic profile of study participants and other orthopaedic practice characteristics.
Results: Maximum participants belonged to the age group of 30-–40 years (39.8%) and only 13.6% belonged to the age group of 51-–60 years. Approximately, 85.8% participants were married. Out of all, 86% participants were consultants and 14% were residents. Most of the participants (35.2%) have 5-–10 years of practice experience. Most of the participants were working in charity hospitals (31.4%) and very few of them (4.8%) were working in government hospitals.
Conclusion: Practicing orthopaedic surgeons working in the private sector and running their own (individual) hospitals and clinics have been the most badly afflicted in terms of earnings, while those working in the government sector and medical universities have been the least afflicted.
Keywords: Coronavirus disease 2019COVID-19, financial loss, orthopedic surgeons, clinical practice, World Health
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|How to Cite this article: Kale S, Soni S, Aggarwal S, Isaacs NR, Mishra R, Shashwat S, Doshi S. Financial Burden of COVID-19 on Orthopeadic Surgeons. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics Jul-Dec 2022;7(2):66-72.|