SmartTRAK is now modeling a ~45% impact to US spine procedures in Q2 versus previous expectations of 73% of Q2 cases being impacted.
Of deferred spinal fusion procedures, surgeons surveyed by WFS expect 74% of cases to be performed at a later date with 26% cancelling. Reasons for cancellation include patient seeking treatment with a different surgeon (26%) and underlying condition improving (23%). One survey of AAOS surgeons suggests that 70% believe it will take five months to regain 90% of pre-COVID orthopedic surgical volumes once cases resume, while surgeons queried by WFS analysts estimate it will be ...
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