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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
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  • Quanjun (Trey) Cui, MD, Professor, Surgeon, Vice Chair for Research, (E-mail:QC4Q@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu)Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, United States
  • Bao-Gan Peng, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Director, Professor, (E-mail:pengbaogan@163.com)Department of Spinal Surgery, General Hospital of Armed Police Force, Beijing 100039, China
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)
Basic Study
Sacroiliac joint stability: Finite element analysis of implant number, orientation, and superior implant length 
Derek P Lindsey, Ali Kiapour, Scott A Yerby, Vijay K Goel 
World J Orthop 9(3):14-23. Published online Mar 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i3.14
Retrospective Study
Complex knee injuries treated in acute phase: Long-term results using Ligament Augmentation and Reconstruction System artificial ligament 
John Gliatis, Konstantinos Anagnostou, Pantelis Tsoumpos, Evdokia Billis, Maria Papandreou, Spyridon Plessas 
World J Orthop 9(3):24-34. Published online Mar 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i3.24
Neglected traumatic hip dislocation: Influence of the increased intracapsular pressure 
Elsayed Ibraheem Elsayed Massoud 
World J Orthop 9(3):35-40. Published online Mar 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i3.35
Clinical Practice Study
Establishing minimum clinically important difference values for the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Physical Function, hip disability and osteoarthritis outcome score for joint reconstruction, and knee injury and osteoarthritis outcome score for joint reconstruction in orthopaedics 
Man Hung, Jerry Bounsanga, Maren W Voss, Charles L Saltzman 
World J Orthop 9(3):41-49. Published online Mar 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i3.41
Use of ketamine sedation for the management of displaced paediatric forearm fractures 
Anatole Vilhelm Wiik, Poonam Patel, Joanna Bovis, Adele Cowper, Philip Socrates Pastides, Alison Hulme, Stuart Evans, Charles Stewart 
World J Orthop 9(3):50-57. Published online Mar 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i3.50
Retraction Note
Retraction note to four articles published in World Journal of Orthopaedics 
Quanjun Cui 
World J Orthop 9(3):58-59. Published online Mar 18, 2018. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v9.i3.58