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Dr Jiwu Chen: providing a full range of services to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic
  1. Jinrong Lin1,
  2. Hongbo Huang2
  1. 1 Department of Sports Medicine, Huashan Hospital Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  2. 2 Department of Sports Medicine, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai, China
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hongbo Huang, Department of Sports Medicine, Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai, China; hungpoehuang{at}

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Dr Jiwu Chen, a Chinese orthopaedic surgeon, is very active in local and international societies of orthopaedic sports medicine. Since 2008, he has been committed to helping many patients through various online social media, including free online consultation platforms, instant messaging apps and short video platforms. Dr Chen was awarded China’s National Reputed Doctor Award in 2020 for his professional and voluntary service in sports medicine. He currently serves as the director of the Department of Sports Medicine, Shanghai General Hospital, and is a committee member of the Hip, Groin & Thigh and Shoulder Committees of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

The lockdown challenges

In early March 2022, the SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant epidemic broke out in Shanghai and lasted for nearly 3 months. Due to the requirements of epidemic prevention and control, most hospitals only provided emergency services. Additionally, the travelling and communication were …

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  • Contributors The article was drafted by JL. The information and pictures required for this article were organised by HH.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.