Orthopedic Problems during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Document Type : Narrative Review


1 Social Security organization, 12 Bahman Hospital, Qods City, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Orthodontics Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran

3 Social Security Organization, 12 Bahman Hospital, Qods City, Tehran, Iran


 In recent months, a sudden pandemic of Covid-19 has led to high mortality throughout the world. The contagiousness and lethality of the disease, as well as the lack of confidence in a vaccine or drug to control or treat it,have necessitated fundamental changes in lifestyle, especially in people's careers. As the severity of this disease is directly related to the rate of loading and exposure to the virus, orthopedic surgeons need to maintain their own health, other staff’s health and even orthopedic patients while properly managing orthopedic patients, especially emergency patients. The possibility of infection with this virus due to symptomatic or asymptomatic carriers should be considered as a potential risk of conventional orthopedic treatments such as prescribing analgesics and injections and surgeries and their possible effect on the exacerbation of Covid-19.