Clin Orthop Surg.  2020 Sep;12(3):286-290. 10.4055/cios20177.

Protection of Surgical Team from COVID-19 during Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty in an Infected Elderly Patient

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea
  • 2Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea

Abstract

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which began in Wuhan, China, has rapidly flared up all over the world, evolving into a pandemic. During these critical times, we should give emphasis on infection prevention for the health care staff as well as appropriate patient management in order to maintain the health care system. We report our experience in protecting a surgical team from COVID-19 infection during a bipolar hemiarthroplasty in an infected patient. This case highlights the importance of appropriate protection of the health care staff and education in minimizing the risk of transmission of the infection and maintaining the health care system.

Keyword

COVID-19; Personal protective equipment; Orthopedics; Protection of surgical team; Femur neck fracture
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