Review ArticlesTelemedicine and Orthopaedic Surgery The COVID-19 Pandemic and Our New NormalLanham, Nathan S. MD1; Bockelman, Kyle J. DO2,a; McCriskin, Brendan J. MD1Author Information 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, Texas aEmail address for K.J. Bockelman: firstname.lastname@example.org Investigation performed at Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia Disclosure: The authors indicated that no external funding was received for any aspect of this work. The Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest forms are provided with the online version of the article (http://links.lww.com/JBJSREV/A621). JBJS Reviews: July 2020 - Volume 8 - Issue 7 - p e20.00083 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.20.00083 Buy Metrics Abstract » Telemedicine can serve as a medium for patient evaluation, monitoring, and interpretation of diagnostic imaging and other tests. » Advantages of telemedicine include improved access to care, cost-effectiveness, and efficiency. » Challenges remain regarding more widespread adoption of telemedicine and involve reimbursement as well as regulatory support. » The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has led to a paradigm shift in telemedicine that is here to stay. » Patient satisfaction is a key component of telemedicine and will drive its evolution. Written work prepared by employees of the Federal Government as part of their official duties is, under the United States Copyright Act, a ‘work of the United States Government’ for which copyright protection under that Act is not available. As such, copyright protection does not extend to the contributions of employees of the Federal Government prepared as part of their employment.