COVID 19 Resources

05 January, 2022

Advisory for ASSI members in view of new Omicron Covid Variant

  • In view of high infectivity and current uncertainty about severity of disease caused by new variant, all members are advised to follow Covid appropriate Behavior and strictly follow social distancing, use of N95 masks, frequent washing of hands.
  • All protocols related to patient and staff testing should be followed as per previous norms.
  • All members are advised to social distancing especially during lunch and tea-breaks too.
  • All members should complete vaccination schedule as announced by Government of India including booster dose.

Published Articles

  • 1. COVID-19: Current Knowledge and Best Practices for Orthopaedic Surgeons. Chhabra HS, Bagaraia V, Keny S, Kalidindi KKV, Mallepally A, Dhillon MS, Malhotra R, Rajasekharan S. Chhabra HS, et al. Indian J Orthop. 2020 May 18:1-15. doi: 10.1007/s43465-020-00135-1. Click Here
  • 2. Guo X, Wang J, Hu D, Wu L, Gu L, Wang Y, Zhao J, et al. Survey of COVID-19 Disease Among Orthopaedic Surgeons in Wuhan, People's Republic of China. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 Apr 8. Click Here
  • 3. COVID-19: Protecting health care workers. The Lancet. Editorial, Volume 395, Issue 10228, P 922, March 21,2020. Click Here
  • 4. Hoe Gan W, Wah Lim J, Koh D. Preventing intra-hospital infection and transmission of COVID-19 in healthcare workers. Saf Health Work. 2020;10.1016/ Click Here
  • 5. Brindle M, Gawande A. Managing COVID-19 in surgical systems. Annals of Surgery. 2020 Mar 27 Click Here
  • 6. AAOS Guidelines for Elective Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic Daniel K. Guy, MD, FAAOS; Joseph A. Bosco III, MD, FAAOS; and Felix H. Savoie III, MD, FAAOS Retrieved from Click Here
  • 7. Ayebare RR, Flick R, Okware S, Bodo B, Lamorde M. Adoption of COVID-19 triage strategies for low-income settings. The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. 2020 Apr 1;8(4):e22. Click Here
  • 8. Wax RS, Christian MD. Practical recommendations for critical care and anesthesiology teams caring for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) patients. Directives concrètes à l’intention des équipes de soins intensifs et d’anesthésiologie prenant soin de patients atteints du coronavirus 2019-nCoV. Can J Anaesth. 2020;67(5):568–576. Click Here


  • 1. WHO Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for COVID-19 available at Click Here. Scientific brief 29 march 2020.
  • 2. Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Directorate General of Health Services (EMR Division). Revised Guidelines on Clinical Management of COVID – 19. March 31, 2020. (Click Here)
  • 3. Center for Disease control and prevention. Corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19). How to protect yourself and others. April 24, 2020.(Click Here)
  • 4. Ministry of health and family welfare(2020). Revised guidelines on clinical management of COVID-19.Retrieved from Click Here
  • 5. Guidance for surgeons working during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Surgical Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom and Ireland. 20th March 2020. Retrieved from Click Here
  • 6. Management of patients with urgent orthopaedic conditions and trauma during the coronavirus pandemic. British Orthopaedic Association. 24 March 2020. Click Here
  • 7. World Health Organization (WHO). Algorithm for COVID-19 triage and referral: patient triage and referral for resource-limited settings during community transmission. Click Here
  • 8. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Guidance document on appropriate management of suspect/confirmed cases of COVID-19. Retrieved from Click Here
    (Accessed on 8th April, 2020)
  • 9. Royal college of surgeons(March, 2020). Good practice for surgeons and surgical teams. Retrieved from Click Here
  • 10. “Reeve foundation-The Corona virus and spinal cord injury” Click Here.
  • 11. Orthoevidence best guidelines for orthopaedic surgeries. Click Here

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