Spine Surgery and Related Research
Online ISSN : 2432-261X
ISSN-L : 2432-261X
Spine Surgery: Precautions and Strategies to Minimize Perioperative Risks Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
Tzong-Jing Victor WangManabu Ito
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JOURNALS OPEN ACCESS Advance online publication

Article ID: 2020-0076

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is an ongoing pandemic that has shocked the world. It has brought severe socioeconomic disruptions on a global scale that is unprecedented. On the frontline, the medical world is facing mounting pressure and challenges to clinical work. During this escalating worldwide crisis, spine care providers around the world are needing accurate and precise information on how surgical safety for themselves and the patients can be ensured. With the ultimate objective of formulating a standardized work process for spine practices, this article aimed to summarize some key principles from various international recommendations/consensus and combined evidence- and experience-based practice from medical communities around the world.

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