Coronavirus Preparedness Protocol

Coronavirus Preparedness Protocol

Orlando Orthopaedic Center is following CDC guidelines and federal regulations regarding COVID-19. Our goal is to continue providing you the best possible treatment for your orthopaedic needs.

The safety of our employees and patients is our utmost concern. If you have COVID-19, suspect you have COVID-19, or are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms (e.g. cold or flu-like symptoms, fever or chills, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell), please contact our office at 407-254-2550 to reschedule your appointment.

Coronavirus Appointment FAQs

As part of our response to COVID-19, we’re taking additional proactive steps to ensure the health and safety of anyone visiting our office so you can feel confident you and your loved ones are protected while at our office.

Here are several common questions and answers addressing our increased safety measures.

We’ve taken several additional steps to help ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff at this time.

Here’s what our team is doing to keep you safe:

  • Regular face masks are available at the entrance of our offices and are provided to those who request them.
  • We routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as waiting room furniture, countertops, pens, desks and keyboards, door handles, phones, light switches, faucets, etc.
  • After each patient encounter, we are disinfecting exam rooms: exam tables and chairs, etc.
  • We wash our hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.
  • Every effort is being made to keep a safe distance between individuals. Each office will regulate the number of visitors in the waiting area to ensure social distancing is being maintained.
  • Patients who arrive for their appointment will be allowed to have one visitor present during their examination/appointment.
  • All employees and patients with respiratory symptoms must remain home. If a patient is experiencing symptoms, we are happy to offer a telemedicine visit or to reschedule the in-office appointment to a later date.
  • We meet to continually evaluate workflow, protocols, and best practices.
  • We continue to monitor guidelines from the CDC and adjust protocols as needed.
Depending on the reason for your visit, you may be able to change your in-office appointment to a telemedicine appointment. Please contact our team to inquire about scheduling a telemedicine appointment.
COVID-19 symptoms may appear at any point from two to 14 days after exposure. Common symptoms, in no particular order, include:

  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell 
  • Shortness of breath 
  • Sore throat 
  • Muscle pain 

The health and safety of our team, our patients and our community is our top priority. If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of the virus, please contact our office and reschedule your appointment as soon as you can.

Our team has a set of specific guidelines and protocols in place to follow should a patient with COVID-19 visit an office location. You can feel confident all appropriate recommendations from the CDC will be followed as well as extensive disinfecting, cleaning and proper social distancing measures will be implemented as quickly as possible.

We ask all patients that have tested positive for COVID-19 please let our staff know and reschedule their appointments until their isolation period is over. If you are still experiencing symptoms, please reschedule your appointment.

No, surgery will not increase your chances of developing COVID-19. In fact, our prevention protocols are aimed specifically at protecting our patients, providers and team members.
We will perform your procedure in the safest possible manner and do everything within our power to give you the confidence to undergo treatment. During your recovery and any subsequent office visits, we ask you to follow all recommended safety protocols and guidelines. 

If an issue arises where your recovery would be affected due to COVID-19, a member of our team will reach out to inform you of the situation and available options to you and your loved ones.