St. Louis city and county plan to end the quarantine on May 18, 2020. SSM is working diligently to safely resume elective surgeries, although a definitive timeline has not yet been announced. In many of our SSM communities, we are resuming some elective surgeries and procedures, with an initial focus on patients who have delayed non-urgent but essential treatments. You can find the SSM update here.

Many people have had to cancel or wait to reschedule their orthopedic surgery.  It can be difficult to make the decision to have surgery, and now in this time of uncertainty it can be frustrating to wait. There are things you can do to feel better while you are waiting and to prepare for your surgery.

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