Welcome to 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 trimonthly (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: from manuscript receipt to peer review: 2-4 weeks; from initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; from return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; from final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; 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 >>

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


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2218-5836 (online)

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Contents Volume 7  Issue 1  January 18, 2016
How to approach the pediatric flatfoot  
Ettore Vulcano, Camilla Maccario, Mark S Myerson
World J Orthop 7(1):1-7. Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.1
Football injuries of the ankle: A review of injury mechanisms, diagnosis and management  
Raymond J Walls, Keir A Ross, Ethan J Fraser, Christopher W Hodgkins, Niall A Smyth, Christopher J Egan, James Calder, John G Kennedy
World J Orthop 7(1):8-19. Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.8
Mechanical and cellular processes driving cervical myelopathy  
Roisin T Dolan, Joseph S Butler, John M O’Byrne, Ashley R Poynton
World J Orthop 7(1):20-29. Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.20
Role of negative pressure wound therapy in total hip and knee arthroplasty  
Marcelo BP Siqueira, Deepak Ramanathan, Alison K Klika, Carlos A Higuera, Wael K Barsoum
World J Orthop 7(1):30-37. Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.30
Direct anterior total hip arthroplasty: Literature review of variations in surgical technique  
Keith P Connolly, Atul F Kamath
World J Orthop 7(1):38-43. Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.38
Total elbow arthroplasty is moving forward: Review on past, present and future  
Ante Prkić, Christiaan JA van Bergen, Bertram The, Denise Eygendaal
World J Orthop 7(1):44-49. Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.44
Review of management of unstable elbow fractures  
Omer Ozel, Emre Demircay
World J Orthop 7(1):50-54. Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.50
Calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff  
Mohamed Taha ElShewy
World J Orthop 7(1):55-60. Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.55
Case Control Study
Patient specific guides for total knee arthroplasty are ready for primetime  
Martijn GM Schotanus, Bert Boonen, Nanne P Kort
World J Orthop 7(1):61-68. Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.61
Case Report
Surgical treatment of sacral fractures following lumbosacral arthrodesis: Case report and literature review  
Yu Wang, Xian-Yi Liu, Chun-De Li, Xiao-Dong Yi, Zheng-Rong Yu
World J Orthop 7(1):69-73. Published online Jan 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i1.69