A study presented at the February 2021 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting found that morbidity and mortality among patients who underwent elective THA and TKA was significantly greater during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with the same time period the year before the pandemic, Healio reported on February 14. “COVID[-19]-positive patients had statistically significant higher rates of overall [emergency room] ER visits, pneumonia, readmission rates and mortality. We believe that the increased mortality and complications are both from direct and indirect consequences of the pandemic,” said lead author Megan M. Mizera, MD. Read the full story.

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