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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 >>

2016 Published Issues
11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief

Quanjun Cui, MD, Professor; Bao-Gan Peng, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Director, Professor

Indexing/Abstracting

PubMed, PubMed Central, 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)

Review
Ankle arthrodesis: A systematic approach and review of the literature  
Youichi Yasui, Charles P Hannon, Dexter Seow, John G Kennedy
World J Orthop 7(11):700-708. Published online Nov 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i11.700
Depression and psychiatric disease associated with outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction  
Hao-Hua Wu, Max Liu, Joshua S Dines, John D Kelly, Grant H Garcia
World J Orthop 7(11):709-717. Published online Nov 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i11.709
Minireviews
Management of syndesmotic injuries: What is the evidence?  
Marc Schnetzke, Sven Y Vetter, Nils Beisemann, Benedict Swartman, Paul A Grützner, Jochen Franke
World J Orthop 7(11):718-725. Published online Nov 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i11.718
Vitamin D and spine surgery  
Thomas Mabey, Weerasak Singhatanadgige, Wicharn Yingsakmongkol, Worawat Limthongkul, Sittisak Honsawek
World J Orthop 7(11):726-730. Published online Nov 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i11.726
Basic Study
Three-dimensional reconstructed magnetic resonance scans: Accuracy in identifying and defining knee meniscal tears  
Neil Kruger, Eugene McNally, Sami Al-Ali, Raj Rout, Jonathan L Rees, Andrew J Price
World J Orthop 7(11):731-737. Published online Nov 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i11.731
Retrospective Cohort Study
Prosthetic design of reverse shoulder arthroplasty contributes to scapular notching and instability  
Gazi Huri, Filippo Familiari, Nima Salari, Steve A Petersen, Mahmut Nedim Doral, Edward G McFarland
World J Orthop 7(11):738-745. Published online Nov 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i11.738
Return to physical activity after gastrocnemius recession  
Camelia Tang Qian Ying, Sean Lai Wei Hong, Bing Howe Lee, Gowreeson Thevendran
World J Orthop 7(11):746-751. Published online Nov 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i11.746
Retrospective Study
Improvements after mod Quad and triangle tilt revision surgical procedures in obstetric brachial plexus palsy  
Rahul K Nath, Chandra Somasundaram
World J Orthop 7(11):752-757. Published online Nov 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i11.752
Randomized Controlled Trial
Stochastic resonance whole body vibration increases perceived muscle relaxation but not cardiovascular activation: A randomized controlled trial  
Achim Elfering, Christian Burger, Volker Schade, Lorenz Radlinger
World J Orthop 7(11):758-765. Published online Nov 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i11.758
Systematic Reviews
Spinal gout: A review with case illustration  
Hossein Elgafy, Xiaochen Liu, Joseph Herron
World J Orthop 7(11):766-775. Published online Nov 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i11.766