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Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

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Featured article: A research update on the state of play for return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

iStock-478467340Many factors influence whether individuals return to sport after ACL reconstruction surgery. They include surgical and rehabilitation factors as well as social, psychological and demographic characteristics. Evidence suggests that younger athletes are at considerable risk for multiple ACL injuries. Little is known about how to determine when it is safe to return to sport following ACL reconstruction or how to predict whether an athlete will be able to successfully return. Another risk of returning to sport following ACL reconstruction is sustaining injury to the menisci or articular surfaces, which may increase the risk of developing osteoarthritis. Therefore, it should also be recognized that return to sport following ACL reconstruction is associated with a risk of further injury and potential development of osteoarthritis. Read More.

  1. Authors: Umberto Tarantino, Giovanni Iolascon, Luisella Cianferotti, Laura Masi, Gemma Marcucci, Francesca Giusti, Francesca Marini, Simone Parri, Maurizio Feola, Cecilia Rao, Eleonora Piccirilli, Emanuela Basilici Zanetti, Noemi Cittadini, Rosaria Alvaro, Antimo Moretti, Dario Calafiore…

    Content type: Original Article

Thematic Series: Emerging Topics

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"Emerging topics" are cutting-edge subjects of Orthopaedics and Trauma, ranging from recent developments of rehab in high-level athletes to new arthroplasty designs like the dual mobility hip arthroplasty, from orthobiologics to THR taperosis. The Authors are internationally acknowledged opinion-leaders, whose view is freely shared through open access. View the collection here.

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.

SIOT Sponsorship

The Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Società Italiana di Ortopedia e Traumatologia) has elected to cover the cost of the article-processing charges for its members. The required code should be entered during the submission process and society members can obtain this by contacting the Society (
The Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology will also consider requests from non-society members (e.g. top scientific referees) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Society ( to present your case.

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