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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Timothy S
dc.contributor.authorBedard, Nicholas A
dc.contributor.authorRojas, Edward O
dc.contributor.authorAnthony, Christopher A
dc.contributor.authorSchwarzkopf, Ran
dc.contributor.authorStambough, Jeffrey B
dc.contributor.authorNandi, Sumon
dc.contributor.authorPrieto, Hernan
dc.contributor.authorParvizi, Javad
dc.contributor.authorBini, Stefano A
dc.contributor.authorHiguera, Carlos A
dc.contributor.authorPiuzzi, Nicholas S
dc.contributor.authorBlankstein, Michael
dc.contributor.authorWellman, Samuel S
dc.contributor.authorDietz, Matthew J
dc.contributor.authorJennings, Jason M
dc.contributor.authorDasa, Vinod
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-03T18:32:38Z
dc.date.available2021-03-03T18:32:38Z
dc.date.issued2020-12-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/14796
dc.description.abstractBackground: In March 2020, elective total hip and knee arthroplasty (THA and TKA) were suspended across the United States in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We had previously published the results of a survey to the affected patients from 6 institutions. We now present the results of a larger distribution of this survey, through May and June 2020, to electively scheduled patients representing different regions of the United States. Methods: Fifteen centers identified through the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Research Committee participated in a survey study of THA and TKA patients. Patients scheduled for primary elective THA or TKA but canceled due to the COVID-19 elective surgery stoppage (3/2020-5/2020) were included in the study. Descriptive statistics along with subgroup analysis with Wilcoxon rank were performed. Results: In total, surveys were distributed to 2135 patients and completed by 848 patients (40%) from 15 institutions. Most patients (728/848, 86%) had their surgery postponed or canceled by the surgeon or hospital. Unknown length of surgical delay remained the highest source of anxiety among survey participants. Male patients were more likely to be willing to proceed with surgery in spite of COVID-19. There were minimal regional differences in responses. Only 61 patients (7%) stated they will continue to delay surgery for fear of contracting COVID-19 while in the hospital. Conclusion: Similar to the previous study, the most anxiety-provoking thought was the uncertainty, over if and when the canceled joint replacement surgery could be rescheduled. Patients suffering from the daily pain of hip and knee arthritis who have been scheduled for elective arthroplasty remain eager to have their operation as soon as elective surgery is allowed to resume.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.artd.2020.11.025en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Inc.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofArthroplasty Todayen_US
dc.rights© 2020 Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.en_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectPandemicen_US
dc.subjectSARS-CoV-2en_US
dc.subjectSurgery cancellationen_US
dc.subjectTotal hip arthroplastyen_US
dc.subjectTotal knee arthroplastyen_US
dc.titleA Brief Update on the Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Patients in the United States: A Multicenter Update to a Previous Survey Study of Patients Postponed by the Pandemicen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.artd.2020.11.025
dc.identifier.pmid33294537
dc.source.countryUnited States


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