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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
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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)

Prenatal diagnosis and assessment of congenital spinal anomalies: Review for prenatal counseling  
Vidyadhar V Upasani, Pamela Deaver Ketwaroo, Judy A Estroff, Benjamin C Warf, John B Emans, Michael P Glotzbecker
World J Orthop 7(7):406-417. Published online Jul 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i7.406
Basic Study
Evaluation of bone remodeling in regard to the age of scaphoid non-unions  
Susanne Rein, Uwe Hanisch, Hans-Eberhard Schaller, Hans Zwipp, Stefan Rammelt, Stefan Weindel
World J Orthop 7(7):418-425. Published online Jul 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i7.418
Case Control Study
Computerized tomography based “patient specific blocks” improve postoperative mechanical alignment in primary total knee arthroplasty  
Raju Vaishya, Vipul Vijay, Vikas P Birla, Amit K Agarwal
World J Orthop 7(7):426-433. Published online Jul 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i7.426
Retrospective Cohort Study
Constrained fixed-fulcrum reverse shoulder arthroplasty improves functional outcome in epileptic patients with recurrent shoulder instability  
Tanujan Thangarajah, Deborah Higgs, J I L Bayley, Simon M Lambert
World J Orthop 7(7):434-441. Published online Jul 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i7.434
Retrospective Study
Trochanter/calcar preserving reconstruction in tumors involving the femoral head and neck  
Hwan Seong Cho, Young-Kyun Lee, Yong-Chan Ha, Kyung-Hoi Koo
World J Orthop 7(7):442-447. Published online Jul 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i7.442
Case Report
Extensor pollicis brevis tendon can hyperextend thumb interphalangeal joint in absence of extensor pollicis longus: Case report and review of the literature  
Robert J Strauch, Carolyn B Strauch
World J Orthop 7(7):448-451. Published online Jul 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i7.448
Hemorrhagic lumbar synovial facet cyst secondary to transforaminal epidural injection: A case report and review of the literature  
Hossein Elgafy, Nicholas Peters, Justin E Lea, Robert M Wetzel
World J Orthop 7(7):452-457. Published online Jul 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i7.452
Operative stabilization of the remaining mobile segment in ankylosed cervical spine in systemic onset - juvenile idiopathic arthritis: A case report  
Lovro Suhodolčan, Marko Mihelak, Janez Brecelj, Rok Vengust
World J Orthop 7(7):458-462. Published online Jul 18, 2016. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v7.i7.458