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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.

Farewell to Dr. Luca Pierannunzii

It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Dr. Luca Pierannunzii, who passed away on 10 May 2023. The President of the Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (SIOT), the Board of Directors, the Members and Editors of the Journal of Orthopedics and Traumatology (JOOT) express their deepest condolences to his family.

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.

Society support

Members of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SIOT) in good standing who wish to publish in the Journal are eligible for a 15% discount on their article-processing charge. For more information, please contact

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.8 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.4 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.765 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.941 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    11 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    135 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage
    422 Altmetric mentions