Submitted by Orthopod on 08. April 2020
Experience from 2 months of treating Covid19 patients in Italia.
All the elderly trauma patients arriving at the hospital have viral pulmonitis on the Xray or scan, ever when they test negative.
On autopsies, they found out they tend to develop pulmonary interstitial vasculitis and are more prone to venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
So you are either stucked proceeding with being agressive and going forward with an extensive femur fracture surgery and they might have pulmonary complications or not being agressive and they will not be able to walk ever again.