The Open Orthopaedics Journal

ISSN: 1874-3250 ― Volume 14, 2020

Note: Average publication time of 18 days between final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication


Philippe Hernigou (Biography
Philippe Hernigou

Dr. Philippe Hernigou, Ph.D., is currently Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Paris 12 Val de Marne University, Créteil, France. Dr. Hernigou is member of the International Hip Society, SICOT treasurer, member of the French Academy of Surgery, and Past-President of SOFCOT (French Orthopaedic Society). He, as an author/co-author, has been involved in the publication of more than 255 articles in various journals from around the world, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. around 5,130. He has published mainly in the subject areas of Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology.


Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery University Paris East
Henri Mondor Hospital


N.J. Hallab (Biography
N.J. Hallab

Dr Hallab is a Professor in the Dept of Orthopedics, Dept of Immunology, and Dept of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Rush University. Dr Hallab received his PhD in Biomedical engineering from Tulane University in 1996. He has published over 100 articles in the area of orthopedics. teaches graduate courses in biomaterials and biocompatibility. He is the founder and CEO of a small business that performs metal sensitivity testing for orthopedic patients. Dr Hallab’s research is focused on understanding (1) how implant debris is produced and what forms it takes and (2) how this debris is interacts with the innate and adaptive immune systems. The long term goal of this lab is to improve implant performance by minimizing the biologic impact of implant debris.


Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Rush University
Chicago, IL

Senior Honorary Advisor(s):

J. Jupiter (Biography
J. Jupiter

Dr. Jesse Jupiter is an orthopedic surgeon in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 37 years.


Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Associate Editors:

E. Garcia-Cimbrelo (Biography
E. Garcia-Cimbrelo

Eduardo García-Cimbrelo received his M.D. from the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain) in 1970, He has been working at Hospital La Paz in Madrid since January 1971 and became Head of Orthopaedic Surgery of the same hospital in 2005 until 9th November 2016 (retired at 70 year-old). Currently he is Emeritus Hospital La Paz, and Idi-PAZ (Research Institute) member. He is Founder-Member of the European Hip Society (October 1992), and President of the EHS (2006-2008). He is also Full-Member of the International Hip Society from 2002, and Past President of the Spanish Hip Society from 2012 to 2014. He had published books, chapters, and different peer-reviewed papers in English literature on primary and revision surgery of the hip.


Department of Orthopaedics
Hospital la Paz

F.R.T. Nelson (Biography
F.R.T. Nelson

Dr. Nelson is a Clinical Associate professor at Wayne State university with over 20 years of orthopaedic research and education experience. He completed a two year post doc research fellowship at McGill University and a one year major joint fellowship. He returned to the Henry Ford Hospital program from 2003 to 2011. He has over 50 peer reviewed publications, 2 book chapters, and 8 editions of “A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology”. He authors a weekly “Basic Science Tip of the Week” for 30 programs and the Orthopaedic Research Society’s newsletter.


Henry Ford Hospital
Wayne State Medical School
Detroit, MI

Regional Editor:

Region: North America
T. Lichtor (Biography
T. Lichtor

Terry Lichtor, MD, PhD is a practicing neurosurgeon. He has a number of research interests, his brain tumor work is largely focused on the development of a DNA vaccine for treatment of primary and metastatic intracerebral tumors. Other research interests include developing a passive immunotherapeutic strategy for treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Lichtor is a member of the neurosurgery faculty at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.


Department of Neurosurgery
Arkansas State University
Arkansas, AR

Editorial Board Members:

O. Bruyere (Biography
O. Bruyere

Olivier Bruyère, Ph.D., is currently Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences and of Geriatric Rehabilitation in the Department of Sport Sciences of the University of Liège in Belgium. He is head of the Research Unit in Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics in this University. His main fields of interest are prevention, rehabilitation and pharmaco-epidemiology related to geriatric or rheumatic conditions. He is author of more than 200 international scientific publications and book chapters.


Department Public Health Sciences
University of Liege

B. Di Matteo (Biography
B. Di Matteo

Berardo Di Matteo is a consultant surgeon in the “Center of functional and biologic reconstruction of the knee”, Humanitas Clinical Institute, Milan (Italy). He completed his residency at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute of Bologna, under the mentorship of Prof. M. Marcacci and Prof. E. Kon. He was also clinical Fellow at the department of Orthopaedics of Regensburg University (Germany), under the tutorship of Prof. P. Angele. His main research interest are: regenerative medicine (biomaterials, PRP, stem cells, meniscal scaffolds) to treat cartilage disorder; hip and knee replacement; sports traumatology. He is currently an active member of several international Societies such as ESSKA, ICRS, SIGASCOT.


Center for Functional and Biologic reconstruction of the Knee
Humanitas Clinical and Research Hospital

J. Gallo (Biography
J. Gallo

Prof. Jiri Gallo is the Head of the Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacky University Olomouc and Faculty Hospital Olomouc, Czech Republic. He has wide experience in clinical research in the field of orthopedics. His main interests include causes of failure of total replacements, especially the aseptic loosening, periprosthetic osteolysis, and prosthetic joint infection; he collaborates with immunogeneticists, microbiologists, bio/chemists, biomechanicists, tribologists, statisticians, and other specialists on these complex research tasks. He also is a proficient lecturer and author of scientific papers as well as several monographies.


Department of Orthopedics and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation
University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Palacký University
Czech Republic

S.B. Goodman (Biography
S.B. Goodman

Dr. Stuart B. Goodman is the Robert L. and Mary Ellenburg Professor of Surgery, and Professor with Tenure in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University. He has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Bioengineering, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry, Engineering and Medicine for Human Health (ChEM-H) at Stanford University. He was Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University from 1994-2002. Dr. Goodman received his BSc, MD and MSc (Institute of Medical Science) from the University of Toronto, and his PhD in Orthopedic Medical Science from Lund University in Sweden. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Goodman's clinical practice concentrates on adult reconstructive surgery. His clinical research interests center on the outcome of surgery for arthritis including primary and revision total joint replacement, juvenile arthritis, and osteonecrosis of the hip and knee. Dr. Goodman is a manuscript reviewer for over 30 journals in the fields of orthopaedic surgery, arthritis, bioengineering and biomaterials. Dr. Goodman has published over 500 peer-reviewed manuscripts in medical and bioengineering journals.


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

M. Haas (Biography
M. Haas

Dr. Haas, who holds a master’s degree in physics from the University of California at Berkeley and his doctor of chiropractic degree from Western States Chiropractic College, is Associate Vice President of Research at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon, USA and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Neurology Department at Oregon Health & Science University. He has been the principal investigator for a number of federally-funded randomized trials, evaluating chiropractic care for low back pain and headaches, and has conducted four trials on construct validity and efficacy of indicators for spinal manipulation. He sits on the editorial board of six journals and has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals.


Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
United States

L. Jones (Biography
L. Jones

Dr. Lynne Jones is an Associate Professor of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on the study of adult osteonecrosis and osteoarthritis, bone grafting and cell-based therapy, and factors influencing the long-term outcome of total joint replacement. Working in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons, residents, and fellows, Dr. Jones is studying the role of bone marrow cells in the pathogenesis of osteonecrosis. Dr. Jones received her B.S. in Biology from Ursinus College, her M.S. in Biology (focus: endocrinology) from Towson State University and her Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology from the Johns Hopkins University. Since 1977, Dr. Jones have been engaged in orthopaedic research at the Johns Hopkins University regarding both basic and clinical science.


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Center for Osteonecrosis Research and Education
Baltimore Maryland, MD

S.-Y. Kim (Biography
S.-Y. Kim

Professor Shin-Yoon Kim, MD, Ph.D., is currently Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea(south). Dr. Kim is a member of the International Hip Society, SICOT, and ORS. He is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine of Korea. He was Past-President of Korea Orthopedic Research Society, Korean Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. Now he is the president of Korean Hip Society. He, as an author/co-author, has been involved in the publication of more than 290 articles in various journals from around the world, having a significant number of total citations, i.e, 4720. He has published mainly in the subject areas of Hip arthroplasty, Genetics and Bone Biology.


Kyungpook National University
School of Medicine
S. Korea

W.-F.T. Lai (Biography
W.-F.T. Lai

Dr. Fu-Chih Lai is an Associate Professor at Taipei Medical University. He did Bachelor in Nursing from Taipei Medical University in 1999, Master in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 2002 and then obtained his PhD in Nursing from Kent State University in 2007, where he has also served as a Research Assistant. Dr. Lai's research interests include Disaster, International, Classification of Functioning, Health, and Disability(ICF), Emergency nursing and Integrated Care.


Taipei Medical University

T. Mine (Biography
T. Mine

Dr. Takatomo Mine currently works in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, National Hospital Organization Kanmon Medical Center 1-1 Chofusotoura, Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, Japan. Since 2009, he is an Associate professor (clinical), at Yamaguchi University School of Medicine. Also he is Director of Orthopedic Surgery & Rheumatology, Kanmon Medical Center, Yamaguchi. Dr. Mine Major research interests are Knee surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sports Medicine and Biomechanics. He has numerous contributions and notable scientific publications to his credit.


Department of Orthopedic Surgery
National Hospital Organization Kanmon Medical Center

M. Mannikko (Biography
M. Mannikko

Dr. Minna Männikkö, PhD, is the Research director at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu (UO). She leads the Research infrastructure for population studies that manages large data sets such as Northern Finland Birth Cohorts. She received her Ph.D. degree in 1996 in Prof. Karl Tryggvason’s research group at the UO. Her post-doctoral period in 1998-2000 was at Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, USA) in Dr. Jouni Uitto’s laboratory, where she studied transgenic mouse model of a blistering skin disease. She was appointed as adjunct professor (molecular genetics) in 2007. She joined the NFBC studies in 2012 as a Senior research fellow at the Institute of Health Sciences (UO). Her research focus is on genetic epidemiology of musculoskeletal disorders. She has co-authored 67 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and supervised nine doctoral theses.


Faculty of Biochemistry
University of Oulu

I. Nusem (Biography
I. Nusem

Iulian Nusem, male, orthopaedic surgeon, graduated from Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel in 1990. Completed his training in orthopaedics at the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Israel in 1997. He then undertook further training in hand surgery at Kaplan Medical Centre, Rehovot, Israel, in Bone and Cartilage Transplantation and Joint Revision Surgery at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Queensland Bone-Bank, Queensland, Australia and in Adult Joint Reconstruction at the Prince Charles Hospital and Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia. He is currently the Director of Orthopaedics at Logan Hospital, Queensland, Australia and deputy clinical director of the Queensland Bone Bank. He has been appointed Associate Professor in Orthopaedics within the Faculty of Medicine, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, Queensland, Australia. He has published numerous papers and has presented in numerous national and international scientific meetings.


Department of Orthopaedics
Logan Hospital

I. Oda (Biography
I. Oda

Dr. Oda completed his Ph.D from Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan and currently is the Director at Center for Spine Surgery, Hokkaido Orthopaedic Memorial Hospital Japan, His Skills and Expertise include Spine Surgery, Spinal Biomechanics, Spine Research, Cervical Spine, Spine Biomechanics.


Department  of Orthopaedic Surgery
Hokkaido University

B. Peng (Biography
B. Peng

Dr. Bao-Gan Peng, PhD, currently serves as a Chief Doctor, Director and the Department of Spinal Surgery, General Hospital of Armed Police Force, Beijing 100039, China. His research interest includes Arthritis and Rheumatology, General and Internal Medicine, Oncology and Carcinogenesis, as well as Surgery in Orthopedics.


Institute of Spinal Surgery

F. Pu (Biography
F. Pu

MD, PhD, Dr. Feifei Pu has studied bone tumor molecular biology and therapeutics for 6 years, during which time he has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed reports. He has served on the editorial boards for the Gavin of Orthopedic Research and Therapy, Journal of Medical and Clinical Oncology, Global Journal of Health Science and Nursing, International Journal of Carcinogenesis and Mutagenesis, Annals of Pediatrics &; Adolescent Medicine, Oncology Research and Review, Orthopaedic online - bone tumors editorial board, and many more. He has peer-reviewed reports for Oncotarget, Int Orthop, Tumor Biol, Biomed Res Int, Onco Targets Ther, Curr Cpmput-Aid Drug, Orthopedics- Remedy, and JSM Bone Marrow Research. Dr. Feifei Pu is a member of China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Research Hospital Association, The International Society for Chinese bone Research and International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Society.


Department of Orthopedics
Huazhong University of Science and Technology

J.B. Saltikov (Biography
J.B. Saltikov

Dr. Saltikov is qualified as a Physiotherapist in Malta in 1986 and has a master's degree in Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA). Her PhD from Kings College, University of London, investigated the Topographical, kinesiological and Psychological factors in patients with scoliosis. Josette has over 23 years’ experience of conducting research studies in spinal deformities. She has published over 40 papers in leading journals such as Spine, the Cochrane library, Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy, the journal of bone and joint surgery and the international journal of therapy and rehabilitation. Josette has also presented over 50 papers relating to spinal deformities and systematic reviews at both national and international conferences. Her areas of research interest include Evaluation of the effectiveness of scoliosis-specific exercises for both adolescent and adult patients, Evaluation of different non-invasive approaches to the treatment of spinal deformities.


Institute of Health and Social Care
University of Teesside
United Kingdom

N. Sferopoulos (Biography
N. Sferopoulos

Dr. Nikolaos Sferopoulos was born on the 23rd of January,1959. He received his Medical degree and PhD from the School of Medicine of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and completed his Orthopaedic residency in Thessaloniki, Greece. He has participated as a chapter author in a medical book and has about 65 publications. He works as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, in the 2nd Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, “G. Gennimatas” Hospital, 54635, Thessaloniki, Greece, since 1990.


Department of Orthopaedics
Medical School
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

J. Takahashi (Biography
J. Takahashi

Dr. Jun Takahashi is currently affiliated to Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine 3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto-city, Nagano 390-8621, Japan, continuing research in the specialized scientific area of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Jun Takahashi is serving as an honorary reviewer for Orthopedics and Muscular System: Current Research & other reputed journals and has authored several articles along with chapters in different books related to Orthopaedic Surgery.


Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery
Shinshu University School of Medicine
Nagano Prefecture

K. Uehara (Biography
K. Uehara

Dr. Uehara obtained his degree of Medicine in 2004 from the Mie University Graduate School of Medicines.Currently he is serving at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the University of Tokyo Hospital in Japan. He specializes in hand and elbow surgery, especially, CMC joint arthritis, Dupuytren disease, patient reported outcome measure, and ultrasonography for the upper extremities.


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
the University of Tokyo Hospital

C.C. van Donkelaar (Biography
C.C. van Donkelaar

René van Donkelaar obtained his PhD degree in 1999 at the Maastricht University, after which he moved to the Biomedical Engineering Department of the Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands, where he is currently appointed associate professor in cartilage mechanics. Using fundamental insights on the mechanical behavior of cartilage, he established a well-recognized computational model of cartilage mechanics.


Eindhoven University of Technology
The Netherlands

F.-S. Wang (Biography
F.-S. Wang

Dr. Feng-Sheng Wang is associated with the Department of Medical Research, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung Medical Foundation. He obtained his Ph.D. in Animal Sciences, from Taiwan National Taiwan University, Taipei. He was awarded the Award for Excellent Advisor of Juvenile Scientist Education Program, National Science Education Center, Taiwan. His research interests are Skeletal remodeling, Cartilage biology, Mesenchymal stem cell biology, Molecule Medicine, Epigenetics and Phenomics.


Department of Medical Research
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Niao-Sung Hsiang, Kaohsiung

A. Wluka (Biography
A. Wluka

Anita Wluka is a clinical Rheumatologist and a member of the Musculoskeletal Unit in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. Her research focuses on the epidemiology musculoskeletal conditions, with special interest in osteoarthritis, back and foot pain. She is also involved in a number of clinical trials evaluating the use of novel therapies in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.


Department of Epidemiology
Monash University Alfred Hospital

Z. Zhang (Biography
Z. Zhang

Zijun Zhang, MD, PhD, serves as Director of the Orthobiologic Laboratory, Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, and conducts research in the fields of bone regeneration, cartilage repair, tissue engineering, stem cell biology, and cartilage biology. His work focuses on the clinical translation of stem cell technology and biologics to regenerative medicine and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zhang's research has been funded by several agencies, including the Department of Defense. His work has received numerous national awards and has produced many peer-reviewed publications. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals and reviews manuscripts for more than ten professional journals. In addition, he participates on review panels and evaluates grant applications for several agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Orthobiologic Laboratory
Maryland, MD

T.A. Damron (Biography
T.A. Damron

Dr. Damron is an active clinical-scientist specializing in orthopedic oncology with a history of NIH funded research focusing on the adverse effects of radiotherapy on the growth plate and bone structure. He has been involved with multi-institutional collaborative studies through the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society.His areas of active clinical research, in addition to the applied basic research on radiation effects,include extensive work on the prediction of fracture risk in metastatic disease, including Finite Element Modeling, evaluation of several bone graft substitutes for orthopedic oncology applications, and pediatric sarcoma research, among others. He has more than 170 publications and has received more than 50 research grants.


Department of Orthopedics
SUNY-Upstate Medical University
East Syracuse, NY

R. Feise (Biography
R. Feise

Dr. Feise is currently the President of the Institute of Evidence-Based Chiropractic. He has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed chiropractic and medical journals, and has presented at chiropractic and medical conferences. He serves on the Editorial Board of The Open Orthopaedics Journal, BioMed Central Complementary and Alternative Medicine and BioMed Central Musculoskeletal Disorder. He is also a Peer Reviewer for Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Spine, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Medical Education & Health Professions, McGraw-Hill/Allied Health Division and Medical Science Monitor.


Institute of Evidence-Based Chiropractic
Scottsdale, AZ

V. Giordano (Biography
V. Giordano

Dr. Vincenzo Giordano is currently working as a Consultant in Orthopedics and Traumatology Service Nova Monteiro - Hospital Miguel Couto Municipal, Brazil. He obtained his PhD degree from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He has around 55 publications in International and National Journals with some published literature in Medical data banks, such as PubMed and Scielo. His main research interests include Identifying issues, design and conduct several investigations related to musculoskeletal trauma.


Orthopedics and Traumatology Service Nova Monteiro - Hospital Miguel Couto Municipal
Rio de Janeiro

Y. Han (Biography
Y. Han

Dr. Han is the director of the Los Angeles Shoulder Institute and Han Orthopaedics. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at McGill University. Dr. Han completed three international fellowships: (1) Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy with Dr. Seung-Ho Kim at Madi Hospital in Seoul, Korea; (2) Shoulder Surgery with Dr. Pascal Boileau in Nice, France; and (3) Shoulder and Elbow Reconstruction at Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, CA. He has authored numerous publications, book chapters, oral and video presentations, and surgical demonstrations.


Los Angeles Shoulder Institute
Los Angeles, CA

C. Hoemann (Biography
C. Hoemann

Prof. Hoemann received a PhD from MIT, and spent 5 years as Research Director in a medical device company where she invented a BST-CarGel®, a biomaterial deivce for articular cartilage repair. She is currently a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal, a Fellow Member of the International Cartilage Repair Society, member of the Orthopedic Research Society, on the editorial board of Cartilage and TOORTH, and co-founder of ORTHO-RTi. Her translational research program aims to bring new treatment options to patients with arthritis and non-union bone lesions.


Department of Bioengineering
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Y. Kasai (Biography
Y. Kasai

Dr. Yuichi Kasai is Professor of Spinal Surgery and Medical Engineering & Director of International Medical Support Center in Mie University School of Medicine, Japan. He has nearly 30 years of experience in spinal surgeries, biomechanical studies, and pain management. The spinal instrumentation, the Tadpole system, produced by Dr. Kasai is sold by KiSCO Co. Ltd, Kobe, Japan. Recently he did more than 300 charitable surgeries in foreign countries, especially in Myanmar.


Department of Spinal Surgery
Mie University Graduate School of Medicine

A. Kurmis (Biography
A. Kurmis

Dr. Andrew P. Kurmis is a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, who principally trained in Adelaide, South Australia before undertaking overseas fellowship training in Vancouver, Canada. His clinical interest is adult lower limb arthroplasty, specialising largely in hip and knee primary and complex revision procedures. Dr. Kurmis completed his PhD in 2003 and spent three years as an Orthopaedic Post-doctoral fellow. He currently sits on the Editorial Boards of three international journals while maintaining his own diverse research interests. He has 40 peer-reviewed publications and has been an invited guest speaker at a number of international conferences. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the University of Adelaide (Discipline of Medical Specialties) and is a perennial teaching award winner. He is an EMST (ATLS) course Director and sits on the Australian National Committee.


Department of Cardiology Division Of Surgery
Lyell McEwin Hospital
South Australia

M. Liebschner (Biography
M. Liebschner

Dr. Liebschner is a Senior Consultant within the Forensic Engineering Division of Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. Further, he is an Associate Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. He has more than 20 years of experience in research, discovery and innovation related to orthopaedic biomechanics. Specifically, his interests are in optimizing diagnostic and treatment options of orthopaedic injuries. Dr. Liebschner holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ruhr University in Germany. He has authored more than 50 manuscripts, 130 conference proceedings, 12 book chapters, and 10 patents. Dr. Liebschner received numerous awards and recognitions for research excellence on technical, research, and design fundamentals.


Baylor College of Medicine
Department of Neurosurgery
Houston, TX

C.C. Mok (Biography
C.C. Mok

Dr. Mok is the head of the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Tuen Mun Hospital. He is the past president of the Hong Kong Society of Rheumatology. His research interest is systemic lupus erythematosus and glucocorticoid-related osteoporosis. He has written more than 200 articles as the first author in top rheumatology and medical journals. Dr. Mok is on the editorial board of more than 15 rheumatology journals, and is a reviewer of more than 50 medical and rheumatology journals.


Department of Medicine
Tuen Mun Hospital
Tuen Mun
Hong Kong

R. Marks (Biography
R. Marks

Dr. Marks serves as a Clinical professor at the York College, City University of New York. She is also serving as an Adjunct Professor at the Teachers College, Columbia University. She specializes in arthritis, obesity, falls, hip fractures; health promotion and practice; patient provider communications, pain and chronic disease prevention and management. She has authored many scientific papers and book chapters. She has served as the Director (2005 - present) of the Center for Health Promotion, School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies, City University of New York, York College—a non-profit Public Health Education Center with a 20 year history of serving the local community. She is Founding Director of the Osteoarthritis Research Center, Canada.


Department of Health and Behavior Studies
Columbia University
New York, NY

A. Oryan (Biography
A. Oryan

Dr. Oryan is a Professor of Comparative Pathology at Shiraz University, Iran. He started his PhD at the Pathology Department, Medical School, Bristol University, United Kingdom in 1985 and finished his PhD in 1989. He has published more than 300 scientific papers in high ranking scientific journals and wrote five books in various disciplines of Pathology. His research interests include Medicine Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Veterinary Immunology and Microbiology, Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics Materials Science Engineering. He has supervised several DVM and PhD students and is still working in the Department of Pathology, School of Veterinary Medicine, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.


Department of Pathology
Shiraz University

A. Panagopoulos (Biography
A. Panagopoulos

Dr. Andreas Panagopoulos is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Orthopaedics Department, University Hospital of Patras, Greece. Before that he served as Consultant in Sports Medicine Center, Olympion General Hospital, Patras, Greece. He has completed his Doctorate Degree in 2005 from Patras University. He has more than 45 publications. He has also been awarded Third price of best oral presentation supported by Injury awarded in the combined meeting of the Hellenic Orthopaedic society and British Trauma Society. His main research interests are proximal humerus fractures, Cortical Button Distal Biceps Repair, Open Head-Splitting Fracture and biceps tendon.


Orthopaedics Department
University Hospital of Patras

R. Piet (Biography
R. Piet

Dr. Reynders Piet is currently working as a Clinical Head in University-Hospital Brugmann, Brussels, Belgium. He obtained his PhD in Surgery and Obstetrics in 1983 from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His current research is about Prevention of Hip fractures by implantation of a cemented reinforced device. He has 2 patents on Bone screw. He has more than 50 publications. His main research interests are perforated screws for bone cement injection, fracture healing, Hipfractures and stable/unstable closed diaphyseal fractures of the tibia.


Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology
University Hospitals Brussels

L. Rovati (Biography
L. Rovati

Mr. Lucio Rovati serves as the Vice Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Rottapharm S.p.A. and served as its Managing Director and Executive Medical Director. Mr. Rovati is a Founder at Rottapharm and serves as Chief Executive Officer/ Chief Scientific Officer at Rottapharm Biotech. He joined Rottapharm in 1988 as Chief of the Clinical Pharmacology Dept. Mr. Rovati is an Advisor at Panakès Partners SGR SpA. He is an Invited Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca.


Rottapharm Biotech S.r.l.
Via Valosa di Sopra

R. Schwarzkopf (Biography
R. Schwarzkopf

Dr. Ran Schwarzkopf, currently working as an Associate Professor in Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Division of Adult Reconstruction Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langon Medical Center, United States. He has completed Medical Doctor Degree in 2006 from Ben-Gurion University. He has more than 185 publications. His main research interests are Revision Hip or Knee Arthroplasty, total knee arthroplasty and Total Joint Arthroplasty.


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
NYU Langon Medical Center
New York City, NY

M. Sharif (Biography
M. Sharif

Dr. Mohammed Sharif obtained his PhD from U.K. He is a Senior lecturer at University of Bristol. His Area of research includes i) Early pathological changes in joint tissues; and (ii) Development of novel and sensitive tools for detecting early changes in OA.


University of Bristol

M. Takagi (Biography
M. Takagi

Dr. Takagi Michiaki has done Doctor of Philosophy from University of Helsinki in 1997. Dr. Michiaki's field of expertise are Biomedical engineering/Biomaterial science and engineering Orthopaedic surgery. Currently, he is associated with the Faculty of Medicine, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yamagata University.


Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery
Yamagata University School of Medicine

B. Unver (Biography
B. Unver

Dr Unver is currently appointed at the Department of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy, Dokuz Eylul University. He completed his PhD from Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Health Sciences, in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in 2002. He is is a member of Aegean Association of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Rehabilitation. He is also a board member and reviewer of other journals too. His field of interests are rehabilitation of musculoskeletal system diseases and geriatric orthopaedic rehabilitation. He has more than 6- publications in international journals.


Department of Orthopaedic Physiotherapy
Dokuz Eylul University

P.- A. Vendittoli (Biography
P.- A. Vendittoli

Dr. Vendittoli is Professor of surgery and Clinical Researcher in orthopedic surgery at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital / University of Montreal. After his training in Orthopaedic Surgery, he undertook specialist training in hip and knee reconstruction in Melbourne, Australia and in knee joint replacement with Paollo Agglietti in Florence, Italy. In 2005, he obtained a Master of Biomedical Sciences / Clinical Research from Université de Montréal. He has published 87 scientific articles on hip and knee arthroplasty in peer-reviewed journals. His principal research activities are the evaluation of new surgical techniques, new technologies and new orthopaedic implants, mainly in the framework of prospective and randomized trials.


Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital
University of Montreal
Montreal, QC

M. Waseem (Biography
M. Waseem

M Mohammad Waseem is a consultant upper limb and trauma surgeon in Macclesfield UK for the last 14 years. He holds the position of Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Edge hill university, Lancashire. He is active in research and teaching and currently the local educational supervisor. Shoulder trauma and arthritis with Upper Limb sports injuries are his main clinical interests.


Macclesfield District General Hospital

K. C. Xarchas (Biography
K. C. Xarchas

Dr. Konstantinos C. Xarchas, MD, PhD, is currently working as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon at General Hospital of Athens "G. Gennimatas", Athens, Greece. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas/fields of Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Limb Surgery, Traumatology, Major Joints Replacement, Osteoarthritis, Arthroplasty, Arthritis, etc. Dr. Xarchas has published over 25 manuscripts in various journals of international repute.


1st Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Athens General Hospital

Associate Editorial Board Members:

A. Angoules (Biography
A. Angoules

He earned his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree as well as his Ph.D. from the medical school of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Following his specialization in Orthopaedic Surgery, he pursued post doctoral education at the Academic Unit of Trauma & Orthopaedics of Leeds General Infirmary in Leeds, Great Britain, completing a Clinical Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma. He is currently an adjunct faculty member of University of West Attica, Athens, Greece. His research includes scientific fields such as Orthopaedic Trauma, Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery. He is serving as an editorial member of many international journals and is an expert reviewer of several reputed medical journals. He has authored numerous national and international research articles and has also contributed in the authorship of several books related to Orthopaedics and Physical Rehabilitation.


Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of West Attica

L. Gao (Biography
L. Gao

Dr. Gao is currently a Research Fellow at Center of Experimental Orthopaedic, Saarland University, Germany. He finished his medical education in China and Germany with electiveships and fellowships in both Asia and Europe. He completed his residency at Peking University Medical Center, China and received the ECFMG certificate. After obtaining his MSC degree from Heidelberg University, Germany, he completed his Doctorate from Saarland University, Germany. His research interests are regenerative medicine, gene therapy, and orthobiologics to treat articular cartilage disorders and osteoarthritis for joint preservation. He serves actively in many international societies including ICRS, ORS, OARSI, SEOS, ESSKA, and ISAKOS.


Center of Experimental Orthopaedics
Saarland University Medical Center

M. Nagy (Biography
M. Nagy

Dr. Nagy obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University Graz, Austria. His postgraduate training was in the UK. Currently, he serves as a final year Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Wrightington Hospital. Thereafter, he secured a fellowship in Soft Tissue Knee Surgery in Wrightington. During his career, he obtained multiple qualifications, including FRCS in T&O, FEBOT, SICOT Diploma, and MSc at Stanmore/UCL. He has won multiple prizes and presented his work at numerous national and international meetings. His main clinical and research interests include knee arthroplasty and soft tissue knee surgery.


Wrightington Hospital
Lower Limb Arthroplasty

G.A. Koumantakis (Biography
G.A. Koumantakis

Dr. George A. Koumantakis is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of West Attica, Athens, Greece. He is a member of the academic staff at the Department of Physiotherapy, University of West Attica, Greece since 2020. Dr. Koumantakis has authored a number of peer reviewed publications and a book chapter in the field of assessment and rehabilitation of orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders. His research interests include functional anatomy, postural assessment, neuromusculoskeletal disorders and orthopaedic trauma rehabilitation, sports injuries prevention and management, and cross-cultural adaptation of patient-reported outcomes.


Physiotherapy Department
Faculty of Health and Caring Sciences
University of West Attica

S.H. Kim (Biography
S.H. Kim

Professor Seong Hwan Kim is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Kim is a member of Korean Orthopedic Association and Korean Knee Society. He obtained his Ph.D (2015) in orthopedic surgery, and a degree of Masters (2019) in statistics. He is also serving as an editorial board member and a reviewer in many journals. He, as a first/corresponding author, has published more than 40 articles in various journals from around the world. He has published mainly in the subject areas of knee arthroplasty and sports medicine.


Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Chung-Ang University Hospital

T. Tzatzairis (Biography
T. Tzatzairis

Mr. Tzatzairis obtained his Medical degree from Democritus University of Thrace, in 2010. After that, he was trained in Trauma and Orthopaedics in University Hospital of Alexandroupolis. In March of 2018, he was awarded with the MSc Certificate after supporting his thesis (graded 10/10). During his training he started his PhD which will be completed in a few months time after defending his thesis. Once his training was completed, he was appointed as a Paediatric Orthopaedic Fellow at Royal London Hospital 1 year ago, where he’s currently serving. His main area of work was adults’ hip/knee reconstruction but he’s currently evolving his career with special interest in children’s Trauma and Orthopaedics (DDH/CTEV/Paediatric Trauma). He is an expert reviewer in several reputed journals and has numerous research publications.


Department of Orthopaedics
Democritus University of Thrace

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