Preparing for an Imbalance in Orthopedic Surgery Supply and Demand: Insights from Dr. Brian Cole

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush shifted to delivering telemedicine at the practice on March 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Surgeons also postponed non-urgent surgery to make sure caregivers at the front lines had the resources necessary to care for COVID-19 patients and stem the spread of the disease. More than a month later, the practice is preparing for elective surgeries to resume. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush has nearly 100 providers who will pivot back to caring for patients in the office when it becomes possible based on federal and state guidelines. Brian Cole, MD, the managing partner at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and associate chairman of the department of orthopedics and chairman of the department of surgery at Rush Oak Park (Ill.) Hospital, said the practice is preparing for an imbalance in the supply and demand for orthopedic care and working overtime to rectify it.

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