4/2/2020 | by Christine Ann Ho, MD
Fracture Care in the Time of COVID19
This document was based off the fracture guidelines published by our brothers and sisters across the pond at BSCOS as part of their COVID19 resources (https://bscos.org.uk/covid19/resources.php
). We have adapted and revised it to be more in line with our practice. The goal is to minimize unnecessary clinic visits for our fracture patients while minimizing malunions. We are also developing patient instructions for our families for various fractures during this time.
- These are only guidelines, NOT rules. Safety of child and minimizing potential complications come first. Clinical judgement is paramount - not all families may be able to safely take their own cast off at home.
- These are only to be used during this COVID-19 period.
BSCOS also has a great youtube video that we will be sharing with parents about removing soft cast at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epkJ5r1OzvI&feature=youtu.be
Fracture COVID GUIDELINES for CMC UTSW: