The novel coronavirus has forever changed our healthcare system, and many are wondering what the patient experience will look like in a post-COVID-19 world. With several states, including Illinois, starting to resume elective surgeries, we now have a glimpse into what this may look like. This is not a swift return to normal – it is a carefully planned new normal.
With COVID-19 concerns shuttering gyms, cancelling team practices and postponing games, those who are used to a regular exercise routine are forced to get creative about how to stay in shape during the pandemic. Finding time and space to incorporate a mix of aerobic, strength, balance and flexibility training into your days at home will help you maintain your fitness and keep your body limber.
There is a good chance you have found yourself working from home these days amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With virtual meetings and home offices now the new normal for many, you may have noticed some light soreness at best, or experienced full-on injury at worst, thanks to this change in your work environment.
Many people are finding their traditional medical care on hold in the time of COVID-19. In-person yearly checkups, first-time consultations, post-op exams, and more have been cancelled or postponed as medical practices, facilities, and hospitals comply with government regulations and CDC guidelines. Many states, including Illinois where American Hip Institute & Orthopedic Associates (AHI) is based, have issued “shelter-in-place” orders, preventing many Americans from being able to visit their doctor for everyday exams and procedures.
Hip resurfacing can be an effective alternative to total hip replacement in certain patients. The goal of maintaining bone stock during hip resurfacing requires the use of metal implants, which have been shown to negatively impact women.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Jerome Adams, in conjunction with the American College of Surgeons has recently advised hospitals to stop elective surgeries and procedures, as of March 17th. This coincides with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC).
Basketball is a great sport and March Madness, with its dramatic upsets and uplifting narratives, makes the sport even greater. As one of the biggest sporting events in America begins to unfold this month, let’s look at some common hip injuries and treatments in basketball players.