Document Type: SHORT COMMUNICATION

Authors

1 Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

2 Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

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

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