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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)

Editorial
Orthopaedic education in the era of surgical simulation: Still at the crawling stage  
Kivanc Atesok, Peter MacDonald, Jeff Leiter, James Dubberley, Richard Satava, Ann VanHeest, Shepard Hurwitz, J Lawrence Marsh
World J Orthop 8(4):290-294. Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.290
Growing spine deformities: Are magnetic rods the final answer?  
Ashok N Johari, Amit S Nemade
World J Orthop 8(4):295-300. Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.295
Therapeutic Advances
Syndesmotic InternalBraceTM for anatomic distal tibiofibular ligament augmentation  
Markus Regauer, Gordon Mackay, Mirjam Lange, Christian Kammerlander, Wolfgang Böcker
World J Orthop 8(4):301-309. Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.301
Basic Study
Posterior interosseous nerve localization within the proximal forearm - a patient normalized parameter  
Srinath Kamineni, Crystal R Norgren, Evan M Davidson, Ellora P Kamineni, Andrew S Deane
World J Orthop 8(4):310-316. Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.310
Effect of a specialized injury prevention program on static balance, dynamic balance and kicking accuracy of young soccer players  
Ayelet Dunsky, Ido Barzilay, Orly Fox
World J Orthop 8(4):317-321. Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.317
Case Control Study
Abnormal ground reaction forces lead to a general decline in gait speed in knee osteoarthritis patients  
Anatole Vilhelm Wiik, Adeel Aqil, Mads Brevadt, Gareth Jones, Justin Cobb
World J Orthop 8(4):322-328. Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.322
Retrospective Study
Variability in conflict of interest disclosures by physicians presenting trauma research  
Kevin Wong, Paul H Yi, Rohith Mohan, Kevin J Choo
World J Orthop 8(4):329-335. Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.329
Associations among pain catastrophizing, muscle strength, and physical performance after total knee and hip arthroplasty  
Kazuhiro Hayashi, Masato Kako, Kentaro Suzuki, Keiko Hattori, Saori Fukuyasu, Koji Sato, Izumi Kadono, Tadahiro Sakai, Yukiharu Hasegawa, Yoshihiro Nishida
World J Orthop 8(4):336-341. Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.336
Clinical Trials Study
RANK-ligand and osteoprotegerin as biomarkers in the differentiation between periprosthetic joint infection and aseptic prosthesis loosening  
Max J Friedrich, Matthias D Wimmer, Jan Schmolders, Andreas C Strauss, Milena M Ploeger, Hendrik Kohlhof, Dieter C Wirtz, Sascha Gravius, Thomas M Randau
World J Orthop 8(4):342-349. Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.342
Observational Study
T1ρ/T2 mapping and histopathology of degenerative cartilage in advanced knee osteoarthritis  
Benjamin S Kester, Philip M Carpenter, Hon J Yu, Taiki Nozaki, Yasuhito Kaneko, Hiroshi Yoshioka, Ran Schwarzkopf
World J Orthop 8(4):350-356. Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.350
Systematic Reviews
Total hip arthroplasty in patients with Paget’s disease of bone: A systematic review  
Sammy A Hanna, Sebastian Dawson-Bowling, Steven Millington, Rej Bhumbra, Pramod Achan
World J Orthop 8(4):357-363. Published online Apr 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i4.357