American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Advocacy Efforts in Response to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

As soon as it became clear that our economy was going to be paralyzed by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons leadership acted swiftly to ensure that our members were going to be eligible for the anticipated federal economic stimulus. The cessation of elective surgery, enacted in mid-March and necessary to stop the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, would surely challenge the solvency of many of our members' practices. Although our advocacy efforts discussed further have helped, clearly more relief is needed. Fortunately, our mitigation efforts have led to a "flattening of the curve" and discussions have begun on when, where, and how to safely start elective surgery again.

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Cited Authors

  • Huddleston, JI; Iorio, R; Bosco, JA; Kerr, JM; Bolognesi, MP; Barnes, CL

Published Date

  • July 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 7S

Start / End Page

  • S82 - S84

PubMed ID

  • 32354537

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7175874

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8406

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.arth.2020.04.050


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States