ORTHOPEDIC SERVICES IN POST-COVID-19 HEALTHCARE:
WHAT’S AHEAD FOR HOSPITALS AND ORTHOPEDISTS

More than half of all adults and three quarters of those age 65 and older in the U.S. suffer from a musculoskeletal disease, making it one of the top reasons patients seek help from hospitals, doctors, and allied health professionals. However, as the world reacted to the spread of COVID-19, many patients were unable to receive (or delayed) needed care.

 

Today, healthcare providers across the U.S. are responding to pent up demand and, where allowed, performing elective surgeries amid the pandemic. In the midst of the challenges, health systems and physician groups are responding to five trends that have shaped orthopedic care in the U.S. in recent years…