Changes in Fracture Epidemiology Due to COVID-19 Crisis; a Letter to Editor
Archives of Academic Emergency Medicine,
Vol. 8 No. 1 (2020),
7 January 2020
Since December 2019, when the firstÂ caseÂ ofÂ COVID-19 was reported in China, the main strategy of health policy makers has been to quarantine and impose social restrictions, causing significant behavioral changes in people due to fearÂ ofÂ infection (1, 2). LawsÂ limitingÂ traffic, reduced travel permits,Â paying attentionÂ to personal hygiene, and makingÂ effortsÂ to clean up private and public environments are some of the changes that have been observed. WeÂ also noticedÂ alterationsÂ inÂ patients' admissionÂ to trauma centers.
In a retrospective cross-sectional study,Â demographic characteristics and typeÂ of fracture were analyzed in patientsÂ referringÂ to the trauma center of Taleghani Hospital, Kermanshah, Iran, from 1st March to 15th April, in 3 consecutive years (2018 to 2020).
- bone fracture
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