Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

ISSN: 1590-9921 (Print) 1590-9999 (Online)


The journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology is a peer-reviewed open access journal published under the brand SpringerOpen. It was founded by Francesco Pipino in the year 2000 and is an official journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. The journal publishes original papers reporting basic research or clinical applications in the field of orthopaedic and traumatologic surgery, as well as technical notes, rapid communications, case reports, comments and letters to the Editor. Although the journal is managed by the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, contributions from authors working in other countries are welcome.
The Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology aims to be a forum for the communication and exchange of ideas concerning the various aspects of orthopaedics and traumatology. Furthermore, the journal aims to promote Italian medical research within an international context through the careful selection of papers and the choice of English as an official language. Since January 2008 the journal’s visibility in the scientific community is further enhanced by its electronic edition available for free via the publisher’s SpringerLink Information Service at

The journal is published online as open access journal, which provides free access to its articles to anyone, anywhere!

For readers: All articles are published under the Creative Commons Attribution licence. You can read, redistribute and reuse the articles for free, as long as you cite the authors of the original work properly.

For authors: The Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Società Italiana di Ortopedia e Traumatologia) has elected to cover the cost of the open access 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 Publishing Editor. 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 Publishing Editor to present your case.

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