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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
7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief

Quanjun Cui, MD, Professor,Surgeon; BG Peng, MD,PhD, Chief Doctor,Director,Professor

Indexing/Abstracting

PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index(Web of Science), 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.

ISSN

2218-5836 (online)

Minireviews
Radiation exposure and reduction in the operating room: Perspectives and future directions in spine surgery  
Ankur S Narain, Fady Y Hijji, Kelly H Yom, Krishna T Kudaravalli, Brittany E Haws, Kern Singh
World J Orthop 8(7):524-530. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i7.524
Use of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 in spine surgery  
Marios Lykissas, Ioannis Gkiatas
World J Orthop 8(7):531-535. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i7.531
Basic Study
Possibilities for arthroscopic treatment of the ageing sternoclavicular joint  
Martin Rathcke, Jørgen Tranum-Jensen, Michael Rindom Krogsgaard
World J Orthop 8(7):536-544. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i7.536
Retrospective Study
Epidemiology of open fractures in sport: One centre’s 15-year retrospective study  
Alexander M Wood, Greg A J Robertson, Kirsty MacLeod, Anna Porter, Charles M Court-Brown
World J Orthop 8(7):545-552. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i7.545
Acetabular revisions using porous tantalum components: A retrospective study with 5-10 years follow-up  
Francesco Roberto Evola, Luciano Costarella, Giuseppe Evola, Martina Barchitta, Antonella Agodi, Giuseppe Sessa
World J Orthop 8(7):553-560. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i7.553
Non-ossifying fibromas: Case series, including in uncommon upper extremity sites  
Akio Sakamoto, Ryuzo Arai, Takeshi Okamoto, Shuichi Matsuda
World J Orthop 8(7):561-566. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i7.561
Observational Study
Distal radius volar rim plate: Technical and radiographic considerations  
Michelle Spiteri, Darren Roberts, Wayne Ng, Jamie Matthews, Dominic Power
World J Orthop 8(7):567-573. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i7.567
Systematic Reviews
Return to sport following tibial plateau fractures: A systematic review  
Greg A J Robertson, Seng J Wong, Alexander M Wood
World J Orthop 8(7):574-587. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i7.574
Systematic review on the use of autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis for the repair of articular cartilage defects in patients  
Nafisa Shaikh, Matthew K T Seah, Wasim S Khan
World J Orthop 8(7):588-601. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i7.588
Case Report
Painless swollen calf muscles of a 75-year-old patient caused by bilateral venous malformations  
Roderick S M Piekaar, Eline W Zwitser, Paul P A Hedeman Joosten, Joris A Jansen
World J Orthop 8(7):602-605. Published online Jul 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i7.602