Call for Paper - Special Issue on Adult reconstruction: clinical and basic research

Published: 2015-04-28

In the past years, we have learned a great deal with regards to techniques and technologies related to adult reconstruction. Innovative approaches and strategies to arthroplasty continue to evolve, even though many critical principles remain the same. Providing the optimal care for our patients requires a balance between an understanding of the basic principles and scientific basis of adult reconstruction and a proficiency in the skills needed to master the performance of the surgery and deal with its complications.

We invite investigators to contribute original articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the principles related to adult reconstruction, the development of strategies to treat bone and joint conditions, and the evaluation of outcomes.

We are particularly interested in articles describing outcomes from clinical trials; advances in adults reconstruction; new insights into material; current concepts in the treatment bone and joint disease, and strategies for preventing complications.

Potential topics include, but not limited to:

  • Recent developments in adult reconstruction,
  • clinical trials
  • Advances in mechanism of osteolysis
  • Epidemiologic studies for bone and joint disease
  • New surgical approaches
  • Epidemiologic studies for bone and joint disease
  • Managing complications after adult reconstruction
  • Epidemiologic studies for bone and joint disease

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at ( Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at ( according to the following timetable:

Manuscript Due: August 1, 2015
First Round of Reviews: October 1, 2015
Publication Date: December 1, 2015

Host Editor
Dongquan Shi MD PhD

Center of Sports Medicine & Adult Reconstrution, Drum Tower Hospital
Medical School, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 210008, P.R.China;,

Guest Editors
Antonia F. Chen, MD/MBA
Associate Director of Research
Rothman Institute
Assistant Professor
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Luigi Sabatini
Unit of Orthopaedics and Traumathology,
Hospital San Luigi Gonzaga Orbassano, University of Turin,
Regione Gonzole 10, 10043, Orbassano, Torino, Italy

Jimmy Chow, M.D.
Hip & Knee Specialist
Microinvasive, Robotic & Arthroscopic Surgery
Hedley Orthopaedic Institute

Wei Chai,
Department of Orthopaedics,
General Hospital of Chinese People's Liberation Army, China

About Annals of Translational Medicine

The Annals of Translational Medicine (Ann Transl Med; ATM; Print ISSN 2305-5839; Online ISSN 2305-5847) is an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal featuring original and observational investigations in the broad fields of laboratory, clinical, and public health research, aiming to provide practical up-to-date information significant research from all subspecialties of medicine and to broaden the readers’ vision and horizon from bench to bed and bed to bench. Annals of Translational Medicine is indexed in PubMed in Sept 2014.