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



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


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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Volume 8, Supplement 1
April 2020
Pages 286-290
  • Receive Date: 09 April 2020
  • Revise Date: 12 April 2020
  • Accept Date: 12 April 2020
  • First Publish Date: 12 April 2020