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EDITORIAL
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 17

Editorial


Department of Orthopaedics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

Date of Web Publication21-Oct-2019

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ritesh Runu
Department of Orthopaedics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna - 800 014, Bihar
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JODP.JODP_16_19

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How to cite this article:
Runu R. Editorial. J Orthop Dis Traumatol 2019;2:17

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Runu R. Editorial. J Orthop Dis Traumatol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Dec 6];2:17. Available from: http://www.jodt.org/text.asp?2019/2/2/17/269582



We have come out with the second issue of the second volume. In the present issue, there are three original articles and two case reports. We have one review article on article writing.

As we all know, article writing in medicine has progressed from storytelling to meta-analysis. After years of constant refinement in science and medicine, the art of article writing has changed. It has become more scientific and precise. Questions and suspicions in our basic science and clinical practice have motivated researchers to work on it and come out with solutions. Their hard work has added to our present knowledge. To keep pace with the world, article writing has advanced, but it has imbibed the impurities on its way. The problems of plagiarism, duplicate publication, salami publications, gift authorship, and financial interest out of publication have changed the pattern of publication. Initially, the publication was done for complete academic benefit, but now, financial benefit is added to it. These impurities need regular weeding out. It needs lots of self-introspection and self-regulation.

The article on Vitamin D and rheumatoid arthritis unveils several functions of Vitamin D in our body. Apart from calcium metabolism, it is related to brain functions, proprioception, and several cellular functions. In inflammatory conditions, its role is evolving, and researchers are continually working in this area. Low level of Vitamin D in rheumatoid arthritis is whether due to disease or it precipitates the disease needs further research.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in plantar fasciitis is repeatedly being used as a nonoperative option in management. Its role in several soft-tissue conditions is being explored. Precise location of inflammation and procurement of PRP has increased the accuracy and efficacy of this treatment. It also emboldens the concept that the human body has self-healing potential which needs more studies and researches.

The article on calcaneal fractures evaluating the role of conservative and operative treatment in our population is the first. It found that displaced calcaneal fractures need open reduction and correction of Bohler's angle. It corroborates the finding that anatomical or near-normal correction is essential to have good functional results.

Apart from original articles, the case reports on tennis elbow and irreducible hallucal interphalangeal dislocation are worth reading. Case reports are an essential source of learning. Even one single patient teaches great lessons to us. Hence, they need worth space in journals.

Journals are a source of knowledge dissemination. It needs vibrant authors and vibrant community to accept the changes in concepts. I hope that readers will find this issue more informative.






 

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