Covid-19: retour d'expérience d'un groupe international de chirurgiens de la main

Translated title of the contribution: COVID-19: Initial experience of an international group of hand surgeons

F. Ducournau, M. Arianni, S. Awwad, E. M. Baur, J. Y. Beaulieu, M. Bouloudhnine, M. Caloia, K. Chagar, Z. Chen, A. Y. Chin, E. C. Chow, T. Cobb, Y. David, P. J. Delgado, M. Woon Man Fok, R. French, I. Golubev, J. R. Haugstvedt, S. Ichihara, R. A. JorqueraS. C.J.J. Koo, Y. J. Lee, Y. K. Lee, Y. J. Lee, B. Liu, T. Kaleli, G. R. Mantovani, C. Mathoulin, J. C. Messina, C. Muccioli, S. Nazerani, C. Y. Ng, M. C. Obdeijn, L. Van Overstraeten, T. O.H. Prasetyono, M. Ross, J. T. Shih, N. Smith, F. A. Suarez R., P. T. Chan, H. Tiemdjo, A. Wahegaonkar, M. C. Wells, W. Y. Wong, F. Wu, X. F. Yang, D. Yanni, J. Yao, P. A. Liverneaux

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The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected medical treatment protocols throughout the world. While the pandemic does not affect hand surgeons at first glance, they have a role to play. The purpose of this study was to describe the different measures that have been put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by hand surgeons throughout the world. The survey comprised 47 surgeons working in 34 countries who responded to an online questionnaire. We found that the protocols varied in terms of visitors, health professionals in the operating room, patient waiting areas, wards and emergency rooms. Based on these preliminary findings, an international consensus on hand surgery practices for the current viral pandemic, and future ones, needs to be built rapidly.

Translated title of the contributionCOVID-19: Initial experience of an international group of hand surgeons
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
JournalHand Surgery and Rehabilitation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2020


  • Coronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Epidemic
  • Hand Surgery
  • Pandemic


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