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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2020 December;71(4):216-8

DOI: 10.23736/S0394-3410.20.03999-5

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Surgical activity management during COVID-19 pandemic in Italy

Elena DELMASTRO 1, Damiano SALVATO 1, Giulia BETTINELLI 1, Vincenzo SALINI 1, Giacomo PLACELLA 2

1 Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy; 2 Department of Orthopedics, IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy



The worldwide spread of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-19) has profoundly affected the way daily healthcare procedures are performed. Italy had a large number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and related fatalities. Since the beginning of this pandemic, many changes in routine clinical and surgical activity have been made and are described in this short manuscript.


KEY WORDS: Pandemic; COVID-19; Orthopedics

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