Telemedicine and orthopaedic surgery: The Covid-19 pandemic and our new normal

Nathan S. Lanham, Kyle J. Bockelman, Brendan J. McCriskin

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Telemedicine can serve as a medium for patient evaluation, monitoring, and interpretation of diagnostic imaging and other tests.Advantages of telemedicine include improved access to care, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency.Challenges remain regarding more widespread adoption of telemedicine and involve reimbursement as well as regulatory support.The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a paradigm shift in telemedicine that is here to stay.Patient satisfaction is a key component of telemedicine and will drive its evolution. copy; Written work prepared by employees of the Federal Government as part of their official duties is, under the United States Copyright Act, a'work of theUnited StatesGovernment' forwhichcopyrightprotectionunderthatActis not available. As such, copyright protection does not extend to the contributions of employees of the Federal Government prepared as part of their employment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJBJS Reviews
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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