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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 103


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

Date of Submission26-Dec-2020
Date of Decision27-Dec-2020
Date of Acceptance27-Dec-2020
Date of Web Publication31-Dec-2020

Correspondence Address:
Ritesh Runu
Department of Orthopaedics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2665-9352.305742

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How to cite this article:
Runu R. Editorial. J Orthop Dis Traumatol 2020;3:103

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Runu R. Editorial. J Orthop Dis Traumatol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Apr 16];3:103. Available from: https://www.jodt.org/text.asp?2020/3/3/103/305742

The year 2020 is coming to an end. It is a proud moment for all of us as our Journal is completing 2 years of regular publication. We greatly appreciate that the number of article submissions has increased this year. This is a positive development as it helps in spread of knowledge and greatly enhances patient care.

On the contrary, it has been a very challenging year for all of us as we are facing one of the greatest health crises of all times. Due to COVID pandemic, the clinical work and patient care were severely hampered across the globe. Lot of people including orthopedic surgeons lost their lives during the pandemic. We pray for the departed souls.

Hopefully, the New Year 2021 will bring with it a lot of happiness, joy, peace, and an end to the COVID pandemic.

In this present issue, we have included a review article, five original articles, and one case report. Brodie's abscess is a common condition which has been discussed in detail in this article. Its diagnosis remains difficult in many cases.

Article on platelet-rich plasma in lateral epicondylitis has been included as biological and regenerative medicine has great potential in treating soft tissue conditions in orthopedics. With ongoing research and meetings, the scope and practice of biological agents are increasing. Today, apart from soft tissue conditions, we can use these agents in bony nonunions and delayed unions.

Isolated iliac wing injury cases have been well collected and analyzed by the author. These injuries are usually treated conservatively by orthopedic surgeons. Although the role of conservative treatment is good, operative indications should not be ignored when indicated. These fractures need more objective evaluation and management.

The article on pediatric femoral shaft fractures evaluates the role of elastic nails in these fractures. Although conservative treatment has good results, elastic nailing technique has been proved to be promising method of treatment in these fractures.

Knee injuries are one of the most common injuries seen in our population. The diagnosis and management of these injuries depend on early investigation and diagnosis. The role of magnetic resonance imaging and arthroscopic examination is still debatable. We have included this article to throw some light on this controversial topic and to add to the ongoing research.

A very interesting study on calcaneal fractures has been included in this issue. The management of these fractures is still debatable. The authors have presented a comparative study between plate fixation and minimally invasive screw fixation. The article has elaborated on the surgical technique and results.

We pay our homage to Dr. Bijay Narayan Singh, very senior orthopedic surgeon, by publishing his obituary.

I hope the readers will find this issue informative. With this issue, I, on behalf of the whole editorial team, extend my warm wishes on Christmas and New Year 2021 to all our readers.


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