Injury 2021 Apr 13;52(4):673-678. Epub 2021 Mar 13.
Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia Prof. Nova Monteiro, Hospital Municipal Miguel Couto, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil; Clínica São Vicente, Rede D'or São Luiz, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil; Departamento de Ortopedia, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP, Brazil; Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil; Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil; Departamento de Ortopedia, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil; Centro Universitario de Occidente, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; Cruz Roja Guatemalteca, Delegación Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niteroi, RJ, Brazil.
Objective: To assess the quality of life of Latin American orthopedic trauma surgeons during the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America.
Methods: A total of 400 orthopedic trauma surgeons from 14 Latin American countries were invited to complete an electronic survey aiming to understand the general situation of COVID-19 in each country and how COVID-19 had impacted life's participant financially and psychosocially. The relationship between the occurrence of the disease and the existence of legal regulations on the medical activity in the respondent's country, protocols for tracking the disease among patients hospitalized in an emergency basis due to skeletal trauma, and personal protective equipment to deal with patients diagnosed with COVID-19 who need orthopedic trauma surgery was investigated, as well as the financial and psychosocial impact caused by the disease. Read More