Webinar #24 | “Bullet or Bug: Ilizarov Reconstruction in the COVID Era”

Webinar #24 | “Bullet or Bug: Ilizarov Reconstruction in the COVID Era”

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Webinar #24: “Bullet or Bug: Ilizarov Reconstruction in the COVID Era”

Dr. Harjoland Lim Obenieta
Resident, Department of Orthopedics
Philippine General Hospital
October 2, 2020 (Friday) 12nn

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Ricardo L. Gallaga, Jr. Dean, College of Medicine
University of Saint La Salle
Bacolod City

Discussant: Dr. Cielo Balce
Consultant, Division of Pediatric Orthopedics Dept. of Orthopedics
UP- Philippine General Hospital

Dr. Michael Shaun Ritualo
Dr. Christopher Constantino

Case Capsule: An 18 year-old is admitted for a swollen left knee and upper thigh, most likely from a stray bullet. Emergency intervention is needed, but with the COVID pandemic, additional precautions are required to perform a complex orthopedic surgical procedure to save the patient’s leg.
Injuries are the fourth leading cause of death for all ages in the Philippines. Recent reviews of intentional injuries resulting in trauma cases and death at the Philippine General Hospital show that 25% are due to gunshot wounds. While cases of crime have reportedly declined during the community quarantine, incidents still do occur posing new risks for trauma management.
Management of trauma cases during a pandemic require a thorough adaptation of protocols during pre-hospital, in-hospital and post-hospital care to ensure protection against COVID-19. Patients who suffer from traumatic injury with orthopedic interventions may be immobilized for long periods of time. This case illustrates the challenges and innovations in care for trauma patients.

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