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Non-Total Joint Arthroplasty: Alternative Option for Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment

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With the growth of the aging population, the number of patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) has been increasing each year. Total knee replacement (TKR) is an effective treatment for KOA. However, it is an ultimate treatment with a limited indication for the very end stage of KOA. For patients with earlier stages (Kellgren-Lawrence grade 2 or 3) with progressive symptoms, effective surgical treatments were historically lacking. Notably, knee-preserving osteotomy and UKA have made great progress in terms of technology and market size in recent years, and received more and more attention in the world.

To consolidate the latest knowledge and philosophy of knee preservation surgeries and demonstrate the latest techniques and procedures related to these methods, we announce a Special Issue "Non-Total Joint Arthroplasty: Alternative Option for Knee Osteoarthritis Treatment". This research topic provides an open platform to display new ideas and insights into knee-preserving osteotomy and UKA, from basic etiology research to cutting-edge clinical research. We encourage researchers to submit their constructive suggestions and innovations to promote the continuous development of all knee preservative surgeries. We welcome original research/clinical articles, comments, and opinions on potential topics. The thesis includes but is not limited to:

  • Basic research investigating of the UKA or knee-preserving osteotomy, includes biomechanics, kinematics, or finite element analysis.
  • Clinical outcome of UKA or knee-preserving osteotomy and related techniques.
  • Cutting-edge work of knee preservation surgery with advanced techniques such as navigation, robot, 3D printing, and AI.

Submissions of both commissioned and non-commissioned content should be formatted according to the journal’s guidelines. All manuscripts will undergo standard peer review and must be submitted through Editorial Manager.

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2024

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    0.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.2 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.492 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.343 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

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