COVID-19 Infection Diagnosis Incidentally in Orthopedic Trauma Patients: Report of Six Cases

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Imam Hossein Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran

2 School of medicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran


The outbreak of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) began in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China and has spread worldwide rapidly. In this case series study, we evaluated orthopedic patients who referred to the orthopedic trauma ward of Imam Hossein Hospital, Tehran, Iran, as a central hospital for both orthopedic trauma and COVID-19 patients from the beginning of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Iran. We incidentally detected six cases of COVID-19 infection during work-up for trauma management. These patients were managed and treated for both COVID-19 infection and trauma.


Volume 25, Issue 6
November and December 2020
Pages 269-274
  • Receive Date: 02 June 2020
  • Accept Date: 17 November 2020
  • First Publish Date: 17 November 2020