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COVID-19 and impact on peer review
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.
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Prof Nicola Maffulli, Editor-in-Chief
Prof Nicola Maffulli is a Consultant at Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Surgeons and is also Chair in Musculoskeletal Disorders in Salerno University School of Medicine, Honorary Chair in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, and has a Visiting Professorship in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Keele University School of Medicine. His particular scientific interests include physiopathology of sports injuries and arthroscopic techniques of the knee, foot and ankle.
Dr John Furia, Deputy Editor
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.
Prof Peter Lee, Deputy Editor
Prof Peter 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.
Featured Article: A review of methods to measure tendon dimensions
Knowledge of tendon dimensions is key for the identification of tendon disorders and in tendon grafting. Accurate measurement of tendon dimensions is important for calculating tendon stress and strain, as well as determining the difference between normal and degenerated tendon.
Reliability, repeatability, and reproducibility are important considerations in the selection of measurement techniques, as they affect the ability to compare results within and between studies. Understanding these factors, as well as the environment of operation, is a key to determining the suitability of a measurement technique.
Featured article: Assessment of the kinesiotherapy’s efficacy in male athletes with calcaneal apophysitis
In this study, by Kuyucu et al., the aim was to assess the efficacy of kinesiotherapy used for treating various disorders in athletes on pain and pedal functions in patients with calcaneal apophysitis. The authors report that, although kinesio taping can be effectively used for the restoration of ankle functions of athletes with calcaneal apophysitis, its role in pain is limited. Since it lacks serious side effects, it can be used in combination with or as an alternative to pharmacological treatment in this patient group.
Annual Journal Metrics 2019
73 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
129 days from submission to acceptance
22 days from acceptance to publication
443 Altmetric mentions