COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
- Are hospitals turning to telemedicine during COVID-19?
- What if I need a procedure or surgery?
- Ouch, I just got hurt! How do I safely get treated amidst the COVID-19 outbreak?
- Is my orthopedic condition urgent?
- What precautionary measures have you taken to ensure the health and safety of your patients?
- What to do with my injury if hospitals are overwhelmed during COVID-19?
Yes, even some hospitals, crowded with coronavirus-infected individuals, have been increasingly turning to telemedicine and remote devices to perform physical examinations of patients who are at home. The intent is to relieve pressure on emergency rooms and outpatient clinics, while keeping [...]
Badia Hand to Shoulder Center agrees with, and is following the recommendations of, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At this time, due to COVID-19 policies (read Important COVID-19 update), Dr. Badia will not be performing orthopedic procedures that are considered [...]
Getting hurt is never fun, but now with fears about the COVID-19 pandemic (read "Visitor Advisory"), many patients are left wondering how to safely seek treatment for their orthopedic injury or condition, without increasing their risk of contracting the virus. Badia Hand to Shoulder [...]
Urgent orthopedic conditions are conditions which require care either immediately or within days. This includes conditions such as: Fractures Dislocations Lacerations Tendon ruptures This also includes some routine care, such as cast removals. Many orthopedic conditions, [...]
In light of the Coronavirus outbreak (see COVID-19 FQA's), we have implemented a number of precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff, while continuing to care for your orthopedic needs. To prevent the potential spread of any transmitted illnesses, [...]
As it was shared by Dr. Badia on this news article, COVID-19 is expected to overwhelm hospitals (read "COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions"). For effective treatment of most orthopedic injuries: avoid hospital emergency rooms. That’s the advice of noted, Florida-based orthopedic surgeon [...]