Musculoskeletal Injuries of the Kermanshah Earthquake and Orthopedic Management at Trauma Center of Kermanshah, West Iran

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Taleghani Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Joint Reconstruction Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 assistant professor,Orthopedic ward,faculty of medicine. Kermanshah university of medical science,Kermanshah,IRAN



A 7.3-magnitude earthquake recently shook the Ezgeleh district, located about 143 km from Kermanshah city (12/11/2017), in the western part of the country. Due to the severity of the earthquakes and the infrastructure of the nearby cities and villages, a large number of victims needed medical treatment. Since earthquakes are natural disaster, the state of unpreparedness of the health care systems against natural disasters is unusual. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to assess this critical situation and better prepare for subsequent earthquakes.