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Hello, My Question Is About The Coronavirus - I Do

Posted on Mon, 30 Mar 2020
Question: Hello, my question is about the coronavirus - I do not have a traditional immune system issue, but in November 2018 I had a severe polytraumatic accident where I fractured 21 bones, from my vertabrae, to pelvis, to femur reconstruction, to elbow, to ribs, to right hand degloving/reconstruction. I have had 11 surgeries since then for everything - am I at a higher risk given what my body has been through? Or is everything healed now since it was orthopedic issues? I am not on medications now or immunosuppressants. I also didn't have organ damage except lung contusions.
Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (2 minutes later)
By the way, as a side note - I live in NYC and ride the subway daily
Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Not at higher risk of coronavirus

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor's service.
I read your query and here is my advice.
I don't think you are at higher risk of coronavirus.
Everything regarding to the past fractures is healed and doesn't cause any impaired immunity. You are young with no cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, are not on chemiotherapy or immunosuppressants .
Taking count if the current situation you should avoid the movement, using subway, as much as possible, use face masks , surgical handles, wash hands frequently and use hand sanitizers.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

General & Family Physician

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Hello, My Question Is About The Coronavirus - I Do

By the way, as a side note - I live in NYC and ride the subway daily