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



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


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 obviously
affected. To respond properly, we initiated a series of strategic measures, aiming at the safety of staff, minimizing the
exposure, and prevention of possible disruption in providing services.
Level of evidence: V


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