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

Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2020 Apr;8(Suppl 1):286-290. doi: 10.22038/abjs.2020.47741.2344.

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.

PMID:32733984 | PMC:PMC7296591 | DOI:10.22038/abjs.2020.47741.2344