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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 >>

2018 Published Issues
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
  • Baogan Peng, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Professor, (E-mail:pengbaogan@163.com)Department of Spinal Surgery, General Hospital of Armed Police Force, Beijing 100039, China
Indexing/Abstracting
WJO is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
There is currently no impact factor.
ISSN
2218-5836 (online)
Minireviews
Robotic exoskeletons: The current pros and cons 
Ashraf S Gorgey 
World J Orthop 9(9):112-119. Published online Sep 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i9.112
Basic Study
Vascular endothelial growth factor for the treatment of femoral head osteonecrosis: An experimental study in canines 
Zoe H Dailiana, Nikolaos Stefanou, Lubna Khaldi, Georgios Dimakopoulos, James R Bowers, Cristian Fink, James R Urbaniak 
World J Orthop 9(9):120-129. Published online Sep 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i9.120
Assessment of palmar subcutaneous tissue vascularization in patients with Dupuytren’s contracture 
Nathalia Shchudlo, Tatyana Varsegova, Tatyana Stupina, Tamara Dolganova, Michael Shchudlo, Nathalia Shihaleva, Vadim Kostin 
World J Orthop 9(9):130-137. Published online Sep 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i9.130
Prospective Study
Single rod instrumentation in patients with scoliosis and co-morbidities: Indications and outcomes 
Athanasios I Tsirikos, Peter R Loughenbury 
World J Orthop 9(9):138-148. Published online Sep 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i9.138
Outcomes of mobile bearing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in medial osteoarthritis knee with and without preoperative genu recurvatum 
Boonchana Pongcharoen, Krit Boontanapibul 
World J Orthop 9(9):149-155. Published online Sep 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i9.149
Randomized Clinical Trial
Acute effects of partial-body vibration in sitting position 
Yannik Faes, Nora Banz, Nathalie Buscher, Angela Blasimann, Lorenz Radlinger, Patric Eichelberger, Achim Elfering 
World J Orthop 9(9):156-164. Published online Sep 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i9.156
Corticosteroid injection alone vs additional physiotherapy treatment in early stage frozen shoulders 
Tim Kraal, Inger Sierevelt, Derek van Deurzen, Michel PJ van den Bekerom, Lijkele Beimers 
World J Orthop 9(9):165-172. Published online Sep 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i9.165
Evidence-Based Medicine
Is there consensus regarding surgical treatment of bone sarcomas? 
Thomas Baad-Hansen, Sarah Stammose Freund, Bodil Hammer Bech, Johnny Keller 
World J Orthop 9(9):173-179. Published online Sep 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i9.173
Case Report
Spontaneous and simultaneous complete bilateral rupture of the quadriceps tendon in a patient receiving hemodialysis: A case report and literature review 
Wassim Zribi, Mohamed Zribi, Ahmed Racem Guidara, Mohamed Ben Jemaa, Ameur Abid, Nabil Krid, Abdessalem Naceur, Hassib Keskes 
World J Orthop 9(9):180-184. Published online Sep 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i9.180