For effective treatment of most orthopedic injuries: avoid hospital emergency rooms. That’s the advice of noted, Florida-based orthopedic surgeon Alejandro Badia MD, who says finding a better option to the ER is especially important now as hospitals await a surge of emergency patients potentially infected by the new coronavirus – COVID-19.
Not only can these centers provide higher-quality and lower-cost care for most common bone and joint injuries, but they are much safer options than hospital emergency waiting rooms filled with coughing and sneezing patients who may have infectious diseases, including coronavirus and influenza,” says Dr. Badia, a specialist in treating musculoskeletal disorders of the hand, wrists and other upper limbs.
By Alejandro Badia, M.D., March 18, 2020
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