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While elective procedures remain on hold during the nation’s COVID-19 outbreak due to inherent risks of spreading the virus, the arthritic pain that many patients were hoping to resolve through total joint replacement surgery is ever-present.
Experts with the NorthShore University HealthSystem Orthopaedic & Spine Institute want patients to know that social distancing doesn’t have to mean ignoring chronic pain or abandoning your recovery plans.
Ravi K. Bashyal, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon and Director of Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacement at NorthShore, offers the following tips for orthopaedic patients sheltering in place at home: