Document Type : Original Article
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
School of medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
The outbreak of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China has spread worldwide rapidly. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the first pandemic of coronavirus family, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). In Iran, the ﬁrst cases of COVID-19 were ofﬁcially announced between February 19 and 23, 2020 and it soon became clear that Iran is one of the countries that is worst-hit by COVID-19 outbreak. A considerable number of COVID-19 infected cases are asymptomatic but they can transmit the disease to others, especially healthcare workers. In this case series study, we evaluated orthopedic patients who came to orthopedic trauma ward of Imam Hossein Hospital, Tehran, Iran, as a central hospital for both orthopedic trauma and COVID-19 from the beginning of the outbreak of COVID-19 in our region. We incidentally detected six cases of COVID-19 during work-up for trauma management. These patients were managed and treated for both COVID-19 and trauma.