Coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: should we delay cartilage regenerative procedures and accept the consequences, or can we find a new normality?

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic changed elective surgery routine. During the initial spread of the novel coronavirus, elective surgery has been stopped and only emergency and trauma and oncologic procedures were allowed. Following the decrease of the contagion curve, elective surgery is slowly being recovered. The hospitals should create a pre-hospitalization path to identify possible infected patient and further postpone surgery. In this setting, cartilage repair surgery should not be neglected, because this could potentially lead to an increase of patients needing major joint replacement surgery.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Orthopaedics
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Aug 7 2020

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