Original ArticleThe Orthopaedic Trauma Service and COVID-19: Practice Considerations to Optimize Outcomes and Limit ExposureStinner, Daniel J. MD, PhDa; Lebrun, Christopher MDb; Hsu, Joseph R. MDc; Jahangir, A. Alex MD, MMHCa; Mir, Hassan R. MD, MBAdAuthor Information aDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN; bDepartment of Orthopaedics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; cDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC; and dDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of South Florida, Orthopaedic Trauma Service, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL. Reprints: Hassan R. Mir, MD, MBA, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of South Florida Orthopaedic Trauma Service, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, 5 Tampa General Circle, Suite 710, Tampa, FL, 33606 (e-mail: [email protected]). The authors report no conflict of interest. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: July 2020 - Volume 34 - Issue 7 - p 333-340 doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001782 Buy Metrics Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges to healthcare systems, including the cancellation and then staged resumption of elective procedures. The orthopaedic trauma community has continued to provide care to patients with acute musculoskeletal injuries that cannot be delayed in all scenarios. This article summarizes and provides relevant information (orthopaedic trauma service, outpatient fracture clinic, inpatient surgery) to the practicing orthopaedic traumatologist on maximizing outcomes while limiting exposure during the pandemic. Level of Evidence: Therapeutic Level V. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.