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Table 3 US arthroplasty scheduling recommendations, adapted from the American College of Surgeons [16]

From: Lessons learnt from the impact of COVID-19 on arthroplasty services in Hong Kong: how to prepare for the next pandemic?

  Phase II (curtail elective practice) Phase III (eliminate elective practice)
Proceed Postpone Proceed Postpone
Acute knee or hip pain   
Chronic knee or hip pain    
Inability to weight bear   a  
Knee or hip dislocation    
Concern for periprosthetic joint infection    
Acute pain exacerbation with prior joint replacement    
  1. aOnly for acute inability to weight bear