During the ascent phase and the peak phase of the Covid 19 pandemic curve, the Hip Unit has only deferred those non-urgent interventions (also called “electives”) following the rules dictated by the Alarm State Decree.
The protocols have been followed in the entire group of Quirónsalud hospitals. With the proper protection regulations, both for patients and healthcare personnel, and in completely separate circuits for Covid – and + patients, we have managed to satisfactorily attend to hip emergencies and their corresponding interventions.
Consultations have been made in the form of a telephone and telematic visit, to minimize the presence of patients in hospital facilities. In the case that attendance has been compulsory, they have been carried out with due spatial and temporal separation.
These prevailing rules will be followed until further notice. However, the ICATME hip unit, in view of the de-escalation of the curve in Spain, will resume its activity in a very short time under extremely strict preoperative, intraoperative and extraoperative protocols.
From here we want to thank the Quirónsalud group and its network of professionals, and especially those with whom we work at the Dexeus University Hospital for making it possible.