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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
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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)

Challenges of bone tissue engineering in orthopaedic patients  
Enrique Guerado, Enrique Caso
World J Orthop 8(2):87-98. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.87
Therapeutic Advances
Tips to avoid nerve injury in elbow arthroscopy  
Nick F J Hilgersom, Luke S Oh, Mark Flipsen, Denise Eygendaal, Michel P J van den Bekerom
World J Orthop 8(2):99-106. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.99
Total knee arthroplasty and fractures of the tibial plateau  
Kenneth A Softness, Ryan S Murray, Brian G Evans
World J Orthop 8(2):107-114. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.107
Failed medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: Causes and surgical strategies  
Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Erik Montesinos-Berry, Cristina Ramirez-Fuentes, Joan Leal-Blanquet, Pablo E Gelber, Joan Carles Monllau
World J Orthop 8(2):115-129. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.115
Basic Study
Evaluation of a chitosan-polyethylene glycol paste as a local antibiotic delivery device  
Cheyenne S Rhodes, Christopher M Alexander, Joel M Berretta, Harry S Courtney, Karen E Beenken, Mark S Smeltzer, Joel D Bumgardner, Warren O Haggard, J Amber Jennings
World J Orthop 8(2):130-141. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.130
Neuromuscular trunk activation patterns in back pain patients during one-handed lifting  
Juliane Mueller, Tilman Engel, Stephan Kopinski, Frank Mayer, Steffen Mueller
World J Orthop 8(2):142-148. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.142
Case Control Study
Interleukin-6 and ratio of plasma interleukin-6/interleukin-10 as risk factors of symptomatic lumbar osteoarthritis  
I Ketut Suyasa, I Ketut Siki Kawiyana, I Made Bakta, I Gde Raka Widiana
World J Orthop 8(2):149-155. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.149
Retrospective Study
Titanium elastic nailing in diaphyseal femoral fractures of children below six years of age  
Fabrizio Donati, Giuseppe Mazzitelli, Marco Lillo, Amerigo Menghi, Carla Conti, Antonio Valassina, Emanuele Marzetti, Giulio Maccauro
World J Orthop 8(2):156-162. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.156
Clinical Trials Study
Comparative clinical study of ultrasound-guided A1 pulley release vs open surgical intervention in the treatment of trigger finger  
Vasileios S Nikolaou, Michael-Alexander Malahias, Maria-Kyriaki Kaseta, Ioannis Sourlas, George C Babis
World J Orthop 8(2):163-169. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.163
Observational Study
Lower limb intracast pressures generated by different types of immobilisation casts  
Salma Chaudhury, Alexandra Hazlerigg, Anuhya Vusirikala, Joseph Nguyen, Stuart Matthews
World J Orthop 8(2):170-177. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.170
Evidence-Based Medicine
Internet and social media usage of orthopaedic patients: A questionnaire-based survey  
Tahir Mutlu Duymus, Hilmi Karadeniz, Mehmet Akif Çaçan, Baran Kömür, Abdullah Demirtaş, Sinan Zehir, İbrahim Azboy
World J Orthop 8(2):178-186. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.178
Knee osteoarthritis: Therapeutic alternatives in primary care  
Allison L Evaniew, Nathan Evaniew
World J Orthop 8(2):187-191. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.187
Total hip replacement: A meta-analysis to evaluate survival of cemented, cementless and hybrid implants  
Phedy Phedy, H Dilogo Ismail, Charles Hoo, Yoshi P Djaja
World J Orthop 8(2):192-207. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.192
Case Report
Novel technique for a symptomatic subscapularis herniation through a scapu-lar defect  
Luis Grau, Kevin Chen, Ali A Alhandi, Benjamin Goldberg
World J Orthop 8(2):208-211. Published online Feb 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i2.208