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New Horizons in Smart Orthopaedic Implants: Advances and Applications

Guest Editors:

Peter Vee Sin Lee, PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia
Sarah Woodford, PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 12 March 2025

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Safer 3D-printed personalised orthopaedic implants

Peter Vee Sin Lee, PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia

Submission Status: Closed

Aims and Scope

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research is an open access, peer-reviewed online journal that encompasses all aspects of clinical and basic research studies related to musculoskeletal issues.

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research provides the platform for exchange of new clinical and scientific information in the most precise and expeditious way to achieve timely dissemination of information and cross-fertilization of ideas.

Please note: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research does not consider or publish case reports. Review the submission guidelines for details of which article types are published in the journal. 

Featured Article: Vacuum-assisted closure versus conventional dressing in necrotizing fasciitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

New Content ItemNecrotizing fasciitis is a rapid and severe soft tissue infection that targets subcutaneous fat tissue, muscle, and fascia. This study compares the clinical outcomes of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) versus conventional dressing on necrotizing fasciitis.

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Editors' profiles


Nicola Maffulli, MD, MS, PhD, FRCP, FRCS(ORTH), Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Prof Nicola Maffulli is a Consultant at Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Surgeons and is also Chair in Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sapienza University of Rome, School of Medicine and Psychology. Prof Maffulli holds an Honorary Chair in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, and a Visiting Professorship in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Keele University School of Medicine. His particular scientific interests include the physiopathology of sports injuries and arthroscopic techniques of the knee, foot and ankle.

Deputy Editor

John Furia, MD, Evangelical Community Hospital, USA

Dr John Furia is a partner in SUN Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Corporation, located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.  He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Evangelical Ambulatory Surgical Center, president of the Union County Medical Society, and has served as president of Old Trail Imaging, LLC. Dr Furia practices orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and specialises in the use of shock wave therapy as a treatment for various musculoskeletal and sports medicine disorders.

Deputy Editor

New Content ItemPeter V. Lee, PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia

Prof Peter V. Lee holds a full Professor position at the University of Melbourne since 2015. He has held several leadership positions including Deputy Head and Acting Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, and currently as the Deputy Head (Research and Engagement) of Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Melbourne School of Engineering Research Program Leader for Medical and Pharmaceutical Technologies. He also leads the Cell and Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory in Engineering, where his research aims to better understand the behaviour of biological cells and tissues under mechanical forces.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.8
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.0
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.182
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.799

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 4
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 78

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 2,995,196
    Altmetric mentions: 916