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Introduction: Coronavirus-2 (SARS-COV2) is the agent that causes Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), an acute respiratory tract illness. Early in December 2019, COVID-19 was created in Wuhan, China. On March 11th, 2020, COVID-19 was classified as a pandemic by WHO. As a result, the Indonesian government enacted extensive social restrictions on March 31, 2021. This rule prohibits unnecessary public actions. This study aimed to ascertain how COVID-19 affected This study sought to ascertain how COVID-19 affected orthopedic treatments provided in the spine area at the Orthopaedic Center Hospital in Indonesia.
Methods: This research is cross-sectional and comparative. The population in Indonesia during the COVID-19 epidemic was compared to the same population one year earlier in the research. This report covers every patient who visited Prof. Dr. R. Soeharso Orthopaedic Hospital with a spine-related diagnosis from the emergency room, an outpatient clinic, or an inpatient setting. Patients with other orthopedic subspecialty diagnoses and those registered at orthopedic service support facilities like radiography, laboratories, or physiotherapy were excluded. SPSS version 26 was used to analyze the data.
Results: The overall number of spine patients decreased significantly (30%) from 2440 (pre-covid) to 1695 (during covid). Additionally, there was a significant decline in outpatient visits and surgical procedures (p≤0.05). Patients with trauma reported a crucial decrease during outpatient visits and during surgery (p≤0.05).
Conclusions: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the overall number of spine patients from outpatient visits and patient surgery decreased significantly. Additionally, orthopedic care provided during outpatient visits and surgeries decreased.