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World J Orthop. Jan 18, 2022; 13(1): 70-77
Published online Jan 18, 2022. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v13.i1.70
Epidemiology and incidence of paediatric orthopaedic trauma workload during the COVID-19 pandemic: A multicenter cohort study of 3171 patients
Morten Kjerri Rasmussen, Peter Larsen, Jan Duedal Rölfing, Bertram Lahn Kirkegaard, Rikke Thorninger, Rasmus Elsoe
Morten Kjerri Rasmussen, Peter Larsen, Rasmus Elsoe, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg DK-9000, Denmark
Peter Larsen, Department of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg DK-9000, Denmark
Jan Duedal Rölfing, Bertram Lahn Kirkegaard, Children’s Orthopaedics and Reconstruction, Danish Paediatric Orthopaedic Research, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus DK-8200, Denmark
Rikke Thorninger, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Regional Hospital Randers, Randers 8930, Denmark
Author contributions: Larsen P, Rölfing JD, Elsoe R designed the research study; Rasmussen MK, Kirkegaard BL, Thorninger R performed the research; Rasmussen MK, Larsen P, Rölfing JD, Elsoe R analyzed the data; Rasmussen MK, Larsen P wrote the manuscript; all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was reviewed and approved by the Ethics Committee of the Aalborg University Hospital. The Danish Data Protection Agency approved the study.
Informed consent statement: This study was conducted in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee and with the ethical principles of the 1975 Declaration of Helsinki.
Conflict-of-interest statement: We have no financial relationships to disclose.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Corresponding author: Rasmus Elsoe, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aalborg University Hospital, Hobrovej 18-20, Aalborg DK-9000, Denmark.
Received: September 16, 2021
Peer-review started: September 16, 2021
First decision: December 9, 2021
Revised: December 10, 2021
Accepted: January 11, 2022
Article in press: January 11, 2022
Published online: January 18, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had a significant impact on all parts of society and medical services. Here we compare the epidemiology of paediatric trauma at major university hospitals and rural hospitals before and during COVID-19 lockdown in 3171 emergency department contacts.