11 spine surgeons on the evolution of telemedicine, patient evaluations during the pandemic
By Admin | August 28, 2020
Eleven spine surgeons and one physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist discuss how their patient evaluation considerations have changed during the pandemic and how their practice has evolved to telemedicine.
Richard Kim, MD. DISC Sports & Spine Center (Newport Beach, Calif.): Of course, all elective surgeries were put on hold at the beginning of the pandemic. There was a high threshold for what was considered 'urgent,' meaning impending neurologic compromise or permanent disability if surgery was delayed by eight weeks. Now in our area, the COVID-19 cases are sufficiently under control and elective surgeries resumed several months ago. A coronavirus PCR test is now part...(More)
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