1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. Novel Coronavirus Infection in Orthopedic Patients ; Report of Seven Cases

Hamid Rabie; Mohammad Hasan Sharafi; Leila Oryadi Zanjani; Mohammad Hossein Nabian

Volume 8, Supplement 1 , April 2020, , Pages 302-309

  During the course of novel coronavirus pandemic ,Shariati hospital in Tehran , as a tertiary center in both orthopedictrauma and COVID-19 , we detected 7 cases with definite diagnosis of COVID-19 and concomitant emergent orthopedicproblem.This paper represents considerations and special issues in managing ...  Read More

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

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. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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