SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) and Spine Surgeries in Tertiary-care Hospital of India

Volume 2 | Issue 1 | April-September 2021 | page: 23-26 | Bharat R. Dave, Ajay Krishnan, Ravi Ranjan Rai, Devanand Degulmadi, Shivanand Mayi, Kirit Jadhav

Authors: Ghanshyam Kakadiya [1], Kalpesh Saindane [1], Prashant Gedam [1], Nitin Pothare [1]

[1] Department of Orthopedics, TNMC & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ghanshyam Kakadiya,
Department of Orthopedics, TNMC & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


The Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has had a substantial effect on spine surgery worldwide. India, with its large population and limited health resources, will be overwrought due to the number of cases of critically ill patients with COVID-19. It is important to understand the challenges for spine surgeons in India when dealing with patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In India, elective spine surgeries stand cancelled whilst trauma and emergency surgeries have been reorganised following Indian Orthopaedic Association and recent urgent British Orthopaedic association guidelines.
This article highlights the challenges in the triaging of patients, care in dealing with a patient with COVID-19 in spine surgery, and the effects on academics and research activities; it also suggests immediate measures and recommendations that also apply to other specialties.
Keywords: COVID-19, coronavirus disease, Spine surgery, India.


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