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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
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

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)

Skeletal muscle mitochondrial health and spinal cord injury  
Laura C O’Brien, Ashraf S Gorgey
World J Orthop 7(10):628-637. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i10.628
Magnetic resonance imaging after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A practical guide  
Alberto Grassi, James R Bailey, Cecilia Signorelli, Giuseppe Carbone, Andy Tchonang Wakam, Gian Andrea Lucidi, Stefano Zaffagnini
World J Orthop 7(10):638-649. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i10.638
Treatment of the ulnar nerve for overhead throwing athletes undergoing ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction  
Matthew S Conti, Christopher L Camp, Neal S Elattrache, David W Altchek, Joshua S Dines
World J Orthop 7(10):650-656. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i10.650
Posterior ankle impingement syndrome: A systematic four-stage approach  
Youichi Yasui, Charles P Hannon, Eoghan Hurley, John G Kennedy
World J Orthop 7(10):657-663. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i10.657
Retrospective Cohort Study
Effect of body mass index on functional outcome in primary total knee arthroplasty - a single institution analysis of 2180 primary total knee replacements  
Shane C O’Neill, Joseph S Butler, Adam Daly, Darren F Lui, Patrick Kenny
World J Orthop 7(10):664-669. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i10.664
Retrospective Study
Outcome of repair of chronic tear of the pectoralis major using corkscrew suture anchors by box suture sliding technique  
Deepak Joshi, Jitesh Kumar Jain, Deepak Chaudhary, Utkarsh Singh, Vineet Jain, Ajay Lal
World J Orthop 7(10):670-677. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i10.670
Observational Study
Is there a weekend effect in hip fracture patients presenting to a United Kingdom teaching hospital?  
John Abraham Mathews, Madhavi Vindlacheruvu, Vikas Khanduja
World J Orthop 7(10):678-686. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i10.678
Randomized Controlled Trial
Volar locking distal radius plates show better short-term results than other treatment options: A prospective randomised controlled trial  
Herwig Drobetz, Lidia Koval, Patrick Weninger, Ruth Luscombe, Paula Jeffries, Stefan Ehrendorfer, Clare Heal
World J Orthop 7(10):687-694. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i10.687
Case Report
Laminar screw fixation in the subaxial cervical spine: A report on three cases  
Hironori Tanabe, Yoichi Aota, Tomoyuki Saito
World J Orthop 7(10):695-699. Published online Oct 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i10.695