After the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide, we will sooner or later encounter trauma patients with COVID-19 in the
developing countries. It is a challenging decision-making process for an orthopedic surgeon to provide the patients with
the best practice in the crisis. Here we discuss the issue in terms of clinical severity of COVID-19 pneumonia, priority
of orthopedic surgical trauma procedures and standard of care for the treatment of trauma injuries. We finally propose
an algorithm for better management of trauma patients in the setting of COVID-19 mass spread.
Level of evidence: IV