Waiting for or Recovering from Joint Replacement Surgery During COVID-19 Pandemic
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbus Community Hospital and Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic have suspended elective surgeries, such as hip and knee replacements. This is necessary to slow the spread of the virus and ensure proper hospital staff and resources are available to care for patients affected by COVID-19.
We are asking our community members to practice social distancing and avoid our hospital and clinics unless they are ill; however, we want to remain a valuable resource for those who are seeking relief from knee or hip pain. We understand many people are waiting to have an elective hip or knee replacement, while some have just had surgery and are recovering at home. That’s why we want to provide information on how to improve joint pain or maintain healthy joints during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please refer to the recommendations released by our local orthopedic surgeons: Recommendations for Joint Replacement Patients during COVID-19
Below are additional articles to help you while you wait for your joint replacement surgery or recover from surgery at home:
Columbus Community Hospital also provides additional education for people who elect go undergo shoulder, hip or knee replacement surgery. Please visit our SURGE Center for Joint Replacement Surgery
page and refer to our Surge Guidebook for Knee Replacement
, Surge Guidebook for Hip Replacement
, Surge Guidebook for Shoulder Replacement
, along with our video on What to Expect in a Shoulder Replacement Surgery
For any other questions or concerns, please contact Columbus Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Clinic at 402-562-4700.