1. Strengthening with Blood Flow Restriction: Can it be a Useful Option in the Rehabilitation of Patients with Coronavirus?

Juan M. Roman-Belmonte; Hortensia De la Corte-Rodriguez; E. Carlos RODRIGUEZ-MERCHAN; Elena Muñoz-De la Torre; Aranzazu Vazquez-Sasot

Volume 8, Issue 4 , July 2020, , Pages 553-556

  It is necessary to have a greater understanding of COVID-19, and studies with an adequate design must be performed to be able to make treatment and rehabilitation recommendations with a sufficient degree of evidence. However, for patients discharged from the hospital who have been cured of the infection ...  Read More

2. Fracture Surgery in Known COVID-19 Infected Patients: What Are the Challenges?

Mehrdad Sadighi; SM Javad Mortazavi; Adel Ebrahimpour; Alireza Manafi-Rasi; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Meisam Jafari KafiAbadi; Seyyed Saeed Khabiri; Saber Barazandeh Rad; Monireh Yaghoubi; Mohammadreza Chehrassan

Volume 8, Issue 3 , May 2020, , Pages 378-382

  Background: Surgery in the time of COVID-19 pandemic is a challenging issue while treatment of affected fracturepatients is inevitable. The present study summarizes the challenges that an orthopedic surgeon is confronting duringthe surgical treatment of fracture patients with concomitant COVID-19 infection.Methods: ...  Read More

3. How to Boost Your Immune System Against Corona-virus Infection?

Nasrin Moazzen; Bahareh Imani; Mohammadhassan Aelami; Nasrin Sadat Motevali Haghi; Hamidreza kianifar; Maryam Khoushkhui; Hamid Ahanchian

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 220-225

  New emerging viruses like coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) infections are always frightening. We know little about theirtransmission, behaviors, clinical manifestations, and outcomes. There is no vaccine or therapeutic strategies to dealwith these infections yet. In this situation, preventive measures may ...  Read More

4. The Application of a Reduced Dye Used in Orthopedics as a Novel Treatment against Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Suggested Therapeutic Protocol

Daryoush Hamidi Alamdari; Ahmad Bagheri Moghaddam; Shahram Amini; Aida Hamidi Alamdari; Mohamadamin Damsaz; Amir Yarahmadi

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 291-294

  The severe acute respiratory syndrome caused by COVID-19 is now a global catastrophic event. Currently thereis no approved drug or vaccine for the disease. Methylene blue (MB, oxidized form, blue color) has been used inmany different areas of clinical medicine, ranging from malaria to orthopedics. Leucomethylene ...  Read More

5. Prevalence of Comorbidities in COVID-19 Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ashkan Baradaran; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Aslan Baradaran; Amir R. Kachooei

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 247-255

  Background: In this study, we aimed to assess the prevalence of comorbidities in the confirmed COVID-19 patients. Thismight help showing which comorbidity might pose the patients at risk of more severe symptoms.Methods: We searched all relevant databases on April 7th, 2020 using the keywords (“novel ...  Read More

6. Molecular Aspects of Co-morbidities in COVID-19 Infection

Farzaneh Pouya; Zeynab Imani Saber; Mohammad Amin Kerachian

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 226-230

  Coronaviruses are a group of enveloped viruses with single-stranded non-segmented positive-sense RNA genomes. InDecember 2019, SARS-CoV-2 appeared in China for the first time and quickly spread throughout the world. Althoughcertain medications suggested for other afflictions tend to be potentially effective ...  Read More

7. Considerations in Upper Limb Rehabilitation During COVID-19 Crisis

Maryam Farzad; Mitra Ashrafi; Amir Reza Farhoud

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 315-316

  Abstract: COVID-19 has imposed an unusual effect on all aspects of medicine. Many elective measures have been canceled and medical facilities are reserved for this critical situation. Although a comprehensive approach is needed in entire fields of medicine to prevent spreading of corona virus and to ...  Read More

8. Safety and Efficacy of Casting During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comparison of the Mechanical Properties of Polymers Used for 3D Printing to Conventional Materials Used for the Generation of Orthopaedic Orthoses

Ashkan Sedigh; Amir R. Kachooei; Pedro K. Beredjiklian; Alexander R. Vaccaro; Michael Rivlin

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 281-285

  To reduce the risk of spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the emerging protocols are advising for less physicianpatientcontact, shortening the contact time, and keeping a safe distance. It is recommended that unnecessary castingbe avoided in the events that alternative methods can be applied ...  Read More

9. A Review of the Strategies and Studies on the Prevention and Control of the New Coronavirus in Workplaces

Ehsan Rafeemanesh; Fatemeh Ahmadi; Maryam Memarzadeh

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 242-246

  Workplaces are susceptible places for exposure to the new coronavirus (Covid-19) infection due to gathering of manypeople. Hence, different instructions have been promoted by international organizations regarding high-risk employeesand the necessity of implementing health policies to prevent exposure ...  Read More

10. Report of Acute Adaptive Policies to Maximize the Educational Efficacy of the Clinical Hospital Ward During COVID-19 Pandemia

Leila Zanjani; Amir Reza Farhoud; Saeed Mehrpour; Roya Nasle Seraji

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 321-322

  During COVID-19 pandemia, orthopedic ward of Shariati Hospital continued its work as the refferral ward for trauma patients. As an educational center with undergrad and postgrad medical students, we were forced to acutely change our policies and the ward workflow in a way to limit the danger of disease ...  Read More

11. Iranian Orthopedic Association (IOA) Response Guidance to COVID-19 Pandemic April 2020

Mansour Abolghasemian; Mohammad H. Ebrahimzadeh; Mohammad Ali Enayatollahi; Keivan Honarmand; Amir R. Kachooei; Soheil Mehdipoor; Mohammad Javad Mortazavi; Alireza Mousavian; Ali Parsa; Gholam Ali Akasheh; Farshid Bagheri; Adel Ebrahimpour; Mohammad Fakoor; Roshanak Moradi; Mohammad Razi

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 209-217

  Iranian Orthopedic Community as a part of the national health system feels deeply responsible to take part in the battle against the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Although we might not be considered the front-line defenders, we do have a key role in this challenge. As the crisis continues to grow ...  Read More

12. How to Continue Essential Orthopedic Services during COVID-19 Crisis?

Mohammad Naghi Tahmasebi; Mohammad Hossein Nabian

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 295-296

  The first pandemic of the coronavirus family was caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2) in late 2019. As a result of the pandemic critical condition, specialized orthopedic services were obviouslyaffected. To respond properly, we initiated a series of strategic measures, ...  Read More

13. The Ups and Downs of COVID-19 Epidemics for Orthopedic Community

Behnam Panjavi; Reza Shahryar Kamrani; Bahareh Ghane

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 218-219

  We started 2020 while facing the largest pandemic of infectious diseases in the last one hundred years and also the most widespread recession in human life. The relatively small size COVID-19 virus has now placed more than half of the world in lockdown and is passing through countries borderless without ...  Read More

14. Covid-19 Outbreak Highlights: Importance of Home- Based Rehabilitation in Orthopedic Surgery

Amin Azhari; Ali Parsa

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 317-318

  Effectiveness of rehabilitation process is undeniable in many musculoskeletal and joint conditions. There are increasing evidences that elecronic visits and tele-rehabalition programs are useful. When social distancing policies limit orthopedic surgeons to use hospital or clinic-based rehabilitation, ...  Read More

15. A Holistic View of Health Infrastructure Resilience Before and After COVID-19

Abbas Barabadi; Mohammad Hossein Ghiasi; Ali Nouri Qarahasanlou; Adel Mottahedi

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 262-269

  Background: Large-scale events such as COVID-19 show that there are situations that can lead to huge stress on healthinfrastructure systems (HIS). The pandemic reveals that it is very difficult to protect HIS from all kinds of possible hazards.They can be unpredictable and spread rapidly; hence, it is ...  Read More

16. Orthopedic Trauma Surgeries in COVID-19 Pandemic; A Trauma Management Algorithm

Mohammad Khak; Alireza Manafi-Rasi; Leila Oryadi Zanjani; Mohammad Hossein Nabian

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 286-290

  After the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide, we will sooner or later encounter trauma patients with COVID-19 in thedeveloping countries. It is a challenging decision-making process for an orthopedic surgeon to provide the patients withthe best practice in the crisis. Here we discuss the issue in terms of clinical ...  Read More

17. Surgical Practice in the Shadow of COVID-19 Outbreak

Reza Abdi; Reza Shojaeian; Sara Hajian; Shahrzad Sheikh

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 256-261

    Background: COVID-19 epidemic rapidly spread all around the world with over 1500 thousand infected cases and95000 deaths. This rapid pandemic may overwhelm health care capacity and shortage of resources is a major concern.Literature provided guidelines on management of COVID-19 patients but healthcare ...  Read More

18. Lockdown of an Orthopedic Department During COVID-19 Epidemics, Our Experience in a General Hospital

Seyed Hadi Kalantar; Amir Reza Farhoud; S.M. Javad Mortazavi

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 235-241

  The COVID-19 disease is rapidly spreading around the world, affecting many countries and their healthcare systems.Like many other countries, Iran is struggling with the current situation. In this article, we aim to share our perspectiveson confronting obstacles mentioned above using appropriate hospital ...  Read More

19. Bone in the Time of Corona: Suggestions for Managing Pediatric Orthopaedics Conditions in a Resourcelimited Environment during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Soroush Baghdadi; Mohammad Hossein Nabian; Taghi Baghdadi

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 231-234

  The outbreak of a novel coronavirus, referred to as coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19), with its sentinel case in Wuhan,China, in December 2019, has spread rapidly around the globe. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization(WHO) declared COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic, which led to most countries ...  Read More

20. Influencing Factors on COVID-19 Infection Despite Protective Measures Among Orthopedic Residents: Air Ventilation and Contact Duration

Idin Javadi; Ramin Sargazi; Mohamadreza Daryaee; Amir R. Kachooei

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 310-312

  Despite all protective measures, the number of contacts and cumulative contact duration in the frontline screening seem to be the influencing factors. Three out 5 of our first year orthopedic residents showed symptoms of the disease 2-3 weeks after starting their tasks in the COVID-19 floor. Other residents ...  Read More