Featured article: We are operating too much
With the increase of superspecialisation, there has been a recent trend for a rising number of operations for both trauma and orthopaedic ailments. Recent studies challenge the received wisdom that surgery is actually superior to conservative management or even supervised neglect. This editorial, by Nicola Maffulli, outlines some of these issues, and suggests that orthopaedic and trauma surgeons should actually think twice before operating on anything that comes our way.
Aims and scope
The Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, the official open access peer-reviewed journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, publishes original papers reporting basic or clinical research in the field of orthopaedic and traumatologic surgery, as well as systematic reviews, brief communications, case reports and letters to the Editor. Narrative instructional reviews and commentaries to original articles may be commissioned by Editors from eminent colleagues. The Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology aims to be an international forum for the communication and exchange of ideas concerning the various aspects of orthopaedics and musculoskeletal trauma.
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2016 Journal Metrics
- ISSN: 1590-9999