Practice Updates with COVID-19

Clinical Treatment Response to COVID-19

Illinois continues to be under a “shelter in place” order through May 31, 2020. With that in mind, we are beginning to perform elective surgeries in the ambulatory surgery centers.

We will begin elective surgeries at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital on May 18, 2020. We are encouraging everyone who can go home the same day after surgery to seriously consider this option as to minimize the risk of contracting COVD-19 while hospitalized.

Our clinics will re-open the week of May 4, 2020, but appointments will be reserved for patients that require in-person visits (joint injections, fracture care, acute orthopedic problems, etc). We will still be utilizing telehealth visits where appropriate.

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush is taking the necessary steps to keep our staff and patients safe, including: temperature screenings, increased sanitization practices, social distancing in waiting rooms, and wearing masks.

Developments and recommendations with this pandemic are changing daily. Please know that we have the best interest of our patients in mind, always.

Be safe and stay well,

Scott Sporer, MD

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