Impact of COVID-19 on Elective Surgery

Dr. Maratt discusses the impact of delaying elective surgery during the height of the pandemic.

September 16, 2020

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Elective surgeries were postponed in March, 2020 to converve resources as the number of coronavirus cases across the country rose.

Dr. Maratt talks about the steps Methodist Sports Medicine took to remain available to patients in need of follow-up care and evaluation of new injuries with Dr. Mary Gillis at WISH-TV. We also discuss the resumption of elective surgery, steps taken to keep everyone safe and the impact of delay on patients.

Read the article and watch at WISH-TV.


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About Dr. Maratt

Dr. Joseph Maratt is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement.


During this procedure, the damaged bone and cartilage of the knee is removed, and replaced with prosthetic implants.