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Welcome to the World Journal of Orthopedics

The World Journal of Orthopedics (WJO) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of orthopedics.  It was launched on November 18, 2010 and is published monthly (12 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage orthopedists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJO describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJO are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks.The WJO’s acceptance rate: 44%. Submit here >>

2017 Published Issues
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Editors-in-Chief

Quanjun Cui, MD, Professor,Surgeon; BG Peng, MD,PhD, Chief Doctor,Director,Professor

Indexing/Abstracting

PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index(Web of Science), and Scopus.

Journal Metrics

SJR (SCImago Journal Rank) (2015): 0.745; IPP (Impact per Publication) (2015): 2.200; SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper) (2015): 0.984.

ISSN

2218-5836 (online)

Minireviews
Hallux rigidus: How do I approach it?  
Aaron Lam, Jimmy J Chan, Michele F Surace, Ettore Vulcano
World J Orthop 8(5):364-371. Published online May 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i5.364
Basic Study
Light and electron microscopic study of the medial collateral ligament epiligament tissue in human knees  
Georgi P Georgiev, Alexandar Iliev, Georgi Kotov, Plamen Kinov, Svetoslav Slavchev, Boycho Landzhov
World J Orthop 8(5):372-378. Published online May 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i5.372
Observational Study
Technical note: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the presence of an intramedullary femoral nail using anteromedial drilling  
Matthew Lacey, Joseph Lamplot, Kempland C Walley, Joseph P DeAngelis, Arun J Ramappa
World J Orthop 8(5):379-384. Published online May 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i5.379
Prospective Study
Functional outcome of tibial fracture with acute compartment syndrome and correlation to deep posterior compartment pressure  
Saumitra Goyal, Monappa A Naik, Sujit Kumar Tripathy, Sharath K Rao
World J Orthop 8(5):385-393. Published online May 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i5.385
Randomized Clinical Trial
Frozen shoulder - A prospective randomized clinical trial  
Rudra Narayan Mukherjee, R M Pandey, Hira Lal Nag, Ravi Mittal
World J Orthop 8(5):394-399. Published online May 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i5.394
Systematic Reviews
Predicting lower limb periprosthetic joint infections: A review of risk factors and their classification  
David A George, Lorenzo Drago, Sara Scarponi, Enrico Gallazzi, Fares S Haddad, Carlo L Romano
World J Orthop 8(5):400-411. Published online May 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i5.400
Dementia and osteoporosis in a geriatric population: Is there a common link?  
Candice L Downey, Adam Young, Emily F Burton, Simon M Graham, Robert J Macfarlane, Eva-Maria Tsapakis, Eleftherios Tsiridis
World J Orthop 8(5):412-423. Published online May 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i5.412
Surgery for calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder: A systematic review  
Freek U Verstraelen, Eric Fievez, Loes Janssen, Wim Morrenhof
World J Orthop 8(5):424-430. Published online May 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i5.424
Effect of lengthening along the anatomical axis of the femur and its clinical impact  
Khaled M Emara, Ahmed Nageeb Mahmoud, Ahmed K Emara, Mariam K Emara
World J Orthop 8(5):431-435. Published online May 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i5.431
Case Report
Chest pain caused by multiple exostoses of the ribs: A case report and a review of literature  
Daniele Mazza, Mattia Fabbri, Cosma Calderaro, Carlo Iorio, Luca Labianca, Camilla Poggi, Francesco Turturro, Antonello Montanaro, Andrea Ferretti
World J Orthop 8(5):436-440. Published online May 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i5.436