Waiting times for scoliosis surgery: A bigger problem after COVID-19; how we can face it?

Abstract


Allan Hiroshi de Araujo Ono*

A global pandemic virus strikes the world by the end of 2019 and until the present moment the problem is not solved. The COVID-19 caused millions of hospitalizations, deaths, and collapsed entire health care systems around the globe. All kind of elective surgeries were postponed or suspended, for some conditions as pediatric spinal deformities like Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) this delay can cause severe progression of the disease leading to poorer results in surgical treatment. As vaccination progresses, surgeons and health care managers must prepare to a safe and responsible return searching ways to reduce this collateral damage.

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