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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

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


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.


2218-5836 (online)

Glucosamine and chondroitin for the treatment of osteoarthritis  
Haris S Vasiliadis, Konstantinos Tsikopoulos
World J Orthop 8(1):1-11. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.1
Current management of talar osteochondral lesions  
Arianna L Gianakos, Youichi Yasui, Charles P Hannon, John G Kennedy
World J Orthop 8(1):12-20. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.12
Foot and ankle history and clinical examination: A guide to everyday practice  
Sulaiman Alazzawi, Mohamed Sukeik, Daniel King, Krishna Vemulapalli
World J Orthop 8(1):21-29. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.21
Case Control Study
Digital templating in total hip arthroplasty: Additional anteroposterior hip view increases the accuracy  
Sophia K Stigler, Franz J Müller, Sebastian Pfaud, Michael Zellner, Bernd Füchtmeier
World J Orthop 8(1):30-35. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.30
Retrospective Study
Heterotopic ossification after the use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-7  
Marianthi Papanagiotou, Zoe H Dailiana, Theophilos Karachalios, Sokratis Varitimidis, Michael Hantes, Georgios Dimakopoulos, Marianna Vlychou, Konstantinos N Malizos
World J Orthop 8(1):36-41. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.36
Unhappy triad in limb reconstruction: Management by Ilizarov method  
Barakat Sayed El-Alfy
World J Orthop 8(1):42-48. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.42
Clinical Trials Study
Microvascular response to transfusion in elective spine surgery  
J Matthias Walz, Ottokar Stundner, Federico P Girardi, Bruce A Barton, Aimee R Koll-Desrosiers, Stephen O Heard, Stavros G Memtsoudis
World J Orthop 8(1):49-56. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.49
Observational Study
“Meniscal” scar as a landmark for the joint line in revision total knee replacement  
Wasim Sardar Khan, Jagmeet Bhamra, Rhodri Williams, Rhidian Morgan-Jones
World J Orthop 8(1):57-61. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.57
Tourniquets do not increase the total blood loss or re-amputation risk in transtibial amputations  
Christian Wied, Peter T Tengberg, Gitte Holm, Thomas Kallemose, Nicolai B Foss, Anders Troelsen, Morten T Kristensen
World J Orthop 8(1):62-67. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.62
Reliability and concurrent validity of postural asymmetry measurement in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis  
Ashleigh Prowse, Berit Aslaksen, Marie Kierkegaard, James Furness, Paul Gerdhem, Allan Abbott
World J Orthop 8(1):68-76. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.68
Case Report
Novel case of Trevor’s disease: Adult onset and later recurrence  
Amrit S Khalsa, Neil S Kumar, Matthew A Chin, Richard D Lackman
World J Orthop 8(1):77-81. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.77
Teriparatide anabolic therapy as potential treatment of type II dens non-union fractures  
Enrico Pola, Virginia Pambianco, Debora Colangelo, Virginia M Formica, Giovanni Autore, Luigi A Nasto
World J Orthop 8(1):82-86. Published online Jan 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i1.82