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COVID-19 Guidelines for Triage of Orthopaedic Patients

Online March 24, 2020

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The AAOS supports the recommendations on delaying elective surgeries advocated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), and the U.S. Surgeon General. CMS Adult Elective Surgery and Procedures Recommendations; ACS Recommendations for Management of Elective Surgical Procedures.

In addition, the ACS is publishing a twice-weekly newsletter to keep surgeons informed and updated on best practices.

Below, is a table of orthopaedic procedures and recommendations per University of Pennsylvania.