2020, Number 2
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ABSTRACTSports Traumatology is going through a difficult time in the face of this COVID-19 pandemic. Being the sport an activity closely related to our specialty we make some recommendations. A study of civil engineering and aerodynamic sports carried out in Europe advises that in order to do sport you must maintain a distance of at least 4 to 5 metres from others in order to walk, 10 meters for running or slow cycling and at least 20 meters for fast cycling. On the other hand, the Spanish Society of Sports Medicine recommended during the contingency phase to avoid sports areas and to carry out physical maintenance programs at home. For the restart of activities it is important to consider for the individual sport to maintain the distances with the others, for the sport as a whole besides the distances to carry out activities with reduced groups, constant cleaning of the equipment and where they have the possibility to carry out diagnostic tests to the players and involved. About the surgeries in the preoperative it is recommended to make questionnaire, test for COVID-19 of 48 to 72 hours previous to surgery among other studies. In sports medicine, phase III of the pandemic eliminates elective practice, scheduling of recent lower-extremity injuries with inability to support, any infection-related conditions, recent upper-extremity injuries with inability to actively move the joint, conditions with major muscle injuries, concerning dislocations, fractures and deferring all conditions with acute lower and upper extremity pain with the ability to support and move the joint respectively.
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