- Complete Trauma Market Highlights
- Slowdown in Urgent Trauma Procedures
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- Q120 Trauma Regulatory Highlights
As a result of COVID-19 and the stay-at-home orders trauma surgeons reported seeing definite decreases in volumes, with polytrauma being almost negligible in certain cities, according to an OTA COVID-19 Webinar discussion held late March. Geriatric fractures seem to have decreased but to a lesser extent according to the OTA COVID-19 Webinar discussion.
While stay-at-home orders certainly caused a decrease in daily activity that impacted trauma volumes, SmartTRAK believes most trauma fracture fixation procedures presented at facilities were treated. Based on surgeon feedback, only a small portion received conservative treatment if a facility or area was heavily impacted by COVID-19 and ...