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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 >>

2019 Published Issues
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  • Bao-Gan Peng, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Professor, (E-mail:pengbaogan@163.com) Department of Spinal Surgery, General Hospital of Armed Police Force, Beijing 100039, China
WJO is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), Scopus, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
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Osteoarticular manifestations of human brucellosis: A review 
Seyed Mokhtar Esmaeilnejad-Ganji, Seyed Mohammad Reza Esmaeilnejad-Ganji 
World J Orthop 10(2):54-62. Published online Feb 18, 2019. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v10.i2.54
Allergy in total knee replacement surgery: Is it a real problem? 
Maristella F Saccomanno, Giuseppe Sircana, Giulia Masci, Gianpiero Cazzato, Michela Florio, Luigi Capasso, Marco Passiatore, Giovanni Autore, Giulio Maccauro, Enrico Pola 
World J Orthop 10(2):63-70. Published online Feb 18, 2019. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v10.i2.63
Update on diagnosis and management of cuboid fractures 
Antonios G Angoules, Nikolaos A Angoules, Michalis Georgoudis, Stylianos Kapetanakis 
World J Orthop 10(2):71-80. Published online Feb 18, 2019. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v10.i2.71
Retrospective Study
Mandated health insurance increases rates of elective knee surgery 
Daniel Kim, Woo Do, Shahein Tajmir, Brandon Mahal, Joe DeAngelis, Arun Ramappa 
World J Orthop 10(2):81-89. Published online Feb 18, 2019. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v10.i2.81
Return to sport after lower limb arthroplasty - why not for all? 
Shivan S Jassim, Jenni Tahmassebi, Fares S Haddad, Angus Robertson 
World J Orthop 10(2):90-100. Published online Feb 18, 2019. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v10.i2.90
Systematic Review
Return to sport following scaphoid fractures: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Joaquim S Goffin, Quintin Liao, Gregory AJ Robertson 
World J Orthop 10(2):101-114. Published online Feb 18, 2019. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v10.i2.101
Case Report
Adolescent Lisfranc injury treated with TightRopeTM: A case report and review of literature 
Themistoklis Tzatzairis, Gregory Firth, Lee Parker 
World J Orthop 10(2):115-122. Published online Feb 18, 2019. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v10.i2.115