Keeping the knife sharp!
Being a Surgeon, even a trainee, has been a painful experience in the ongoing pandemic days, versus the world of yesterday1. The pandemic has crippled & strangulated many surgical branches due to paucity of volumes e.g., Plastic - Cosmetic Surgery, Orthopedics, Joint Replacement, Ortho-Trauma, Transplant Surgery, Elective Abdominal Surgeries like Hernia – Abdominal Wall Reconstruction, Ophthalmology, etc. are the worst affected. This article is about challenges faced by the surgeons involved in more elective surgeries and how they can & should survive the current catch-22 situation.
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