Asian Spine J.  2020 Jun;14(3):385-387. 10.31616/asj.2019.0183.

Management of Traumatic Spinal Fracture in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthopedics, Nakornping Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • 2Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand

Abstract

The coronavirus outbreak was labeled a pandemic by the World Health Organization in 2020. Patients who require spine surgery should receive coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) screening to prevent nosocomial cross-infection before surgery. However, spine fracture and spinal injury are critical and serious, and there are no standard protocols for management. This article aims to propose a treatment algorithm for the management of traumatic spine fracture during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keyword

COVID-19; Traumatic spine fracture; Practice guideline in the COVID-19 situation
Full Text Links
  • ASJ
Actions
Cited
CITED
export Copy
Close
Share
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
Similar articles
Copyright © 2022 by Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors. All rights reserved.     E-mail: koreamed@kamje.or.kr