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Orthopedic Research and Reviews

ISSN: 1179-1462

The following Article Collection/ Thematic Series is currently open for submissions:

Knee Instability

Dove Medical Press is pleased to invite you to submit your research to an upcoming Thematic Series on "Knee Instability”, in Orthopedic Research and Reviews, edited by our journal Editor-in-Chief Professor Clark T. Hung.

Upon submission, please use the promo code VTXTS for 20% off the advertised article processing charge and indicate that your manuscript will be considered for the Thematic Series of " Knee Instability". The deadline for manuscripts is the 30th of June 2023.

For any enquiries, please email Jermaine Wilcock, Commissioning Editor at [email protected]

About the Thematic Series

Knee instability remains a major cause of knee pain in younger individuals, especially those who participate in sport activities. The term “knee instability” represents a broad spectrum of diagnoses such as patellar instability, isolated ligamentous injury, multiligament knee injuries but also post-operative knee instability.

Patellar instability is a common condition associated with subluxation or dislocation of the patella due to various aetiologies such as dysplastic changes in the knee joint, ligamentous laxity or traumatic injuries. Generalized ligamentous laxity can also contribute to instability of various joints, including the knee. Patients with this condition are at increased risk of knee dislocation during sport participation or traumatic events compared to the general population.

Multiligament knee injury (MLKI) is defined as injury to two or more major ligaments of the knee (anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, lateral collateral ligament), and it can be devastating. MLKI has attracted special scientific interest in the last decade with research focusing on biomechanics as well as patient outcomes following conservative or surgical treatment of MKLI.

This special Thematic Series in Orthopedic Research and Reviews will address key aspects of the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of knee instability including the above-mentioned conditions. The journal is seeking original submission and review articles on the following topics related to:

• Patella instability
• Chronic patellofemoral instability
• Acute traumatic patellofemoral dislocation
• Management of knee ligamentous pathology in patient with generalized tissue laxity
• Multiligament knee injury diagnosis
• Multiligament knee injury treatment
• Postoperative rehabilitation following multiligament knee surgery
• Multiligament knee injury in polytraumatized patients
• Isolated multiligament knee injury in athletes

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Editor-in-Chief: Professor Clark T Hung

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What is the advantage to you of publishing in Orthopedic Research and Reviews?

  • It is an open access journal which means that your paper is available to anyone in the world to download for free directly from the Dove website.
  • Unlike many traditional journals, your paper will not be rejected due to lack of space. We are an electronic journal and there are no limits on the number or size of the papers we can publish.
  • The time from submission to a decision being made on a paper can, in many journals, take some months and this is very frustrating for authors. Orthopedic Research and Reviews has a quicker turnaround time than this. Generally peer review is complete within 3-4 weeks and the editor’s decision within 2-14 days of this. It is therefore very rare to have to wait more than 6 weeks for first editorial decision.
  • Many authors have found that our peer reviewer’s comments substantially add to their final papers.

To recover our editorial and production costs and continue to provide our content at no cost to readers we charge authors or their institution an article publishing charge.

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Yours sincerely
Professor Clark T. Hung
Orthopedic Research and Reviews

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