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


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.


2218-5836 (online)

Perioperative blood management strategies for patients undergoing total knee replacement: Where do we stand now?  
Tzatzairis Themistoklis, Vogiatzaki Theodosia, Kazakos Konstantinos, Drosos I Georgios
World J Orthop 8(6):441-454. Published online Jun 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i6.441
Sternal metastasis - the forgotten column and its effect on thoracic spine stability  
Robert Pearse Piggott, Mark Curtin, Sudarshan Munigangaiah, Mutaz Jadaan, John Patrick McCabe, Aiden Devitt
World J Orthop 8(6):455-460. Published online Jun 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i6.455
Role of fetuin A in the diagnosis and treatment of joint arthritis  
Eleni Pappa, Despina S Perrea, Spiridon Pneumaticos, Vasileios S Nikolaou
World J Orthop 8(6):461-464. Published online Jun 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i6.461
Retrospective Study
Emergent reintubation following elective cervical surgery: A case series  
Joshua Schroeder, Stephan N Salzmann, Alexander P Hughes, James D Beckman, Jennifer Shue, Federico P Girardi
World J Orthop 8(6):465-470. Published online Jun 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i6.465
Two-stage surgical treatment for septic non-union of the forearm  
Fabrizio Perna, Federico Pilla, Matteo Nanni, Lisa Berti, Giada Lullini, Francesco Traina, Cesare Faldini
World J Orthop 8(6):471-477. Published online Jun 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i6.471
Observational Study
Upper extremity disorders in heavy industry workers in Greece  
Thomaella Tsouvaltzidou, Evangelos Alexopoulos, Ioannis Fragkakis, Eleni Jelastopulu
World J Orthop 8(6):478-483. Published online Jun 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i6.478
Medial tibial plateau morphology and stress fracture location: A magnetic resonance imaging study  
Kiminori Yukata, Issei Yamanaka, Yuzuru Ueda, Sho Nakai, Hiroyoshi Ogasa, Yosuke Oishi, Jun-ichi Hamawaki
World J Orthop 8(6):484-490. Published online Jun 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i6.484
Systematic Reviews
Clinical application of concentrated bone marrow aspirate in orthopaedics: A systematic review  
Arianna L Gianakos, Li Sun, Jay N Patel, Donald M Adams, Frank A Liporace
World J Orthop 8(6):491-506. Published online Jun 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i6.491
Distal triceps injuries (including snapping triceps): A systematic review of the literature  
Kimberley Shuttlewood, James Beazley, Christopher D Smith
World J Orthop 8(6):507-513. Published online Jun 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i6.507
Worldwide orthopaedic research activity 2010-2014: Publication rates in the top 15 orthopaedic journals related to population size and gross domestic product  
Erik Hohmann, Vaida Glatt, Kevin Tetsworth
World J Orthop 8(6):514-523. Published online Jun 18, 2017. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i6.514