The Bone & Joint Journal (J BONE JOINT SURG BR)

Publisher: British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery, British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery

Journal description

The Bone & Joint Journal (BJJ) formerly known as The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (British Volume), is published by The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, a registered charity (No. 209299). The Society was established with the object of: 'The advancement and improvement of education in orthopaedic surgery and allied branches of surgery and the diffusion of knowledge of new and improved methods of teaching and practising orthopaedic surgery in all its branches'. BJJ is the flagship publication under the Bone & Joint umbrella, a major provider of content and services for the orthopaedic community.

Current impact factor: 3.31

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 3.309
2013 Impact Factor 2.801
2012 Impact Factor 2.689
2011 Impact Factor 2.832
2010 Impact Factor 2.351
2009 Impact Factor 2.655
2008 Impact Factor 2.196
2007 Impact Factor 1.868
2006 Impact Factor 1.79
2005 Impact Factor 1.565
2004 Impact Factor 1.33
2003 Impact Factor 1.503
2002 Impact Factor 1.457
2001 Impact Factor 1.467
2000 Impact Factor 1.612
1999 Impact Factor 1.551
1998 Impact Factor 1.501
1997 Impact Factor 1.543
1996 Impact Factor 1.518
1995 Impact Factor 1.16
1994 Impact Factor 1.264
1993 Impact Factor 1.18
1992 Impact Factor 0.986

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 3.48
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.00
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 1.27
Website Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, British Volume website
Other titles Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume
ISSN 0301-620X
OCLC 1754474
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details

British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery

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    • On author's personal website or institutional repository
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Must link to publisher version
    • NIH funded authors will have their article deposited in PubMed Central 12 months embargo
    • Publisher last contacted on 16/06/2014
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Publications in this journal

  • J. Lucas y Hernandez · P. Golano · S. Roshan-Zamir · V. Darcel · D. Chauveaux · O. Laffenêtre
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    ABSTRACT: The goal of this study was to describe the outcomes of percutaneous chevron osteotomy (90 degree cut) in the treatment of moderate hallux valgus. A single-surgeon (OL), two-centre series involving 71 continuous cases of percutaneous chevron osteotomy was analysed. An additional percutaneous Akin osteotomy was performed in 58 cases and percutaneous arthrolysis in 32 cases. The average age at the time of surgery was 49 (15–70). Clinical and radiological assessments included forefoot type, range of motion, AOFAS score, subjective rating and angle measurements. The mean clinical and radiological follow-up was 58.1 (45.9–75.2) months. No patients were lost to follow-up. The AOFAS score increased from 63.9 (30–80) preoperatively to 96.4 (75–100) postoperatively. The patient satisfaction rate was 99%. A statistically significant decrease in the hallux valgus angle, intermetatarsal angle and proximal articular set angle was found at the last follow-up. Fixed first phalanx osteotomy procedures resulted in greater mobility than non-fixed ones. Despite the relatively short follow-up, preliminary results of this percutaneous approach are encouraging. This technique is reliable and reproducible. Its main asset is that it provides excellent mobility; other advantages relate to the procedure being performed on an outpatient basis and the absence of tourniquet use. Level of Evidence: Level IV – Case series Key Words: Percutaneous osteotomy; chevron osteotomy; hallux valgus
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    ABSTRACT: We studied whether the presence of lateral osteophytes on plain radiographs was a predictor for the quality of cartilage in the lateral compartment of patients with varus osteoarthritic of the knee (Kellgren and Lawrence grade 2 to 3). The baseline MRIs of 344 patients from the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) who had varus osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee on hip-knee-ankle radiographs were reviewed. Patients were categorised using the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) osteophyte grading system into 174 patients with grade 0 (no osteophytes), 128 grade 1 (mild osteophytes), 28 grade 2 (moderate osteophytes) and 14 grade 3 (severe osteophytes) in the lateral compartment (tibia). All patients had Kellgren and Lawrence grade 2 or 3 arthritis of the medial compartment. The thickness and volume of the lateral cartilage and the percentage of full-thickness cartilage defects in the lateral compartment was analysed. There was no difference in the cartilage thickness or cartilage volume between knees with osteophyte grades 0 to 3. The percentage of full-thickness cartilage defects on the tibial side increased from < 2% for grade 0 and 1 to 10% for grade 3. The lateral compartment cartilage volume and thickness is not influenced by the presence of lateral compartment osteophytes in patients with varus OA of the knee. Large lateral compartment osteophytes (grade 3) increase the likelihood of full-thickness cartilage defects in the lateral compartment.
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    ABSTRACT: Only a few randomised, controlled studies have compared different non-operative methods of treatment of mid-shaft fractures of the clavicle. In this prospective, randomised controlled study of 60 participants (mean age 31.6 years; 15 to 75) we compared the broad arm sling with the figure of eight bandage for the treatment of mid-shaft clavicle fractures. Our outcome measures were pain, Constant and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons scores and radiological union. The mean visual analogue scale (VAS) pain score on the first day after treatment was significantly higher (VAS 1 6.8; 4 to 9) in the figure of eight bandage group than the broad arm sling group (VAS 1 5.6; 3 to 8, p = 0.034). A mean shortening of 9 mm (3 to 17) was measured in the figure of eight bandage group, versus 7.5 mm (0 to 24) in the broad arm sling group (p = 0.30). The application of the figure of eight bandage is more difficult than of the broad arm sling, and patients experience more pain during the first day when treated with this option. We suggest the broad arm sling is preferable because of the reduction of early pain and ease of application. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2015;97-B:1562-5.
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    ABSTRACT: We compared the incidence of pseudotumours after large head metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip arthroplasty (THA) with that after conventional metal-on-polyethylene (MoP) THA and assessed the predisposing factors to pseudotumour formation. From a previous randomised controlled trial which compared large head (38 mm to 60 mm) cementless MoM THA with conventional head (28 mm) cementless MoP THA, 93 patients (96 THAs: 41 MoM (21 males, 20 females, mean age of 64 years, standard deviation (sd) 4) and 55 MoP (25 males, 30 females, mean age of 65 years, sd 5) were recruited after a mean follow-up of 50 months (36 to 64). The incidence of pseudotumours, measured using a standardised CT protocol was 22 (53.7%) after MoM THA and 12 (21.8%) after MoP THA. Women with a MoM THA were more likely to develop a pseudotumour than those with a MoP THA (15 vs 7, odds ratio (OR) = 13.4, p < 0.001). There was a similar incidence of pseudotumours in men with MoM THAs and those with MoP THAs (7 vs 5, OR = 2.1, p = 0.30). Elevated cobalt levels (≥ 5 microgram/L) were only associated with pseudotumours in women with a MoM THA. There was no difference in mean Oxford and Harris hip scores between patients with a pseudotumour and those without. Contrary to popular belief, pseudotumours occur frequently around MoP THAs. Women with a MoM THA and an elevated cobalt level are at greatest risk. In this study, pseudotumours had no effect on the functional outcome after either large head MoM or conventional MoP THA.
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    ABSTRACT: This article is a systematic review of the published literature about the biomechanics, functional outcome and complications of intramedullary nailing of fractures of the distal radius. We searched the Medline and EMBASE databases and included all studies which reported the outcome of intramedullary (IM) nailing of fractures of the distal radius. Data about functional outcome, range of movement (ROM), strength and complications, were extracted. The studies included were appraised independently by both authors using a validated quality assessment scale for non-controlled studies and the CONSORT statement for randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The search strategy revealed 785 studies, of which 16 were included for full paper review. These included three biomechanical studies, eight case series and five randomised controlled trials (RCTs). The biomechanical studies concluded that IM nails were at least as strong as locking plates. The clinical studies reported that IM nailing gave a comparable ROM, functional outcome and grip strength to other fixation techniques. However, the mean complication rate of intramedullary nailing was 17.6% (0% to 50%). This is higher than the rates reported in contemporary studies for volar plating. It raises concerns about the role of intramedullary nailing, particularly when comparative studies have failed to show that it has any major advantage over other techniques. Further adequately powered RCTs comparing the technique to both volar plating and percutaneous wire fixation are needed.
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    ABSTRACT: Wrist block has been used to provide pain relief for many procedures on the hand and wrist but its role in arthroscopy of the wrist remains unexplored. Chondrotoxicity has been a concern with the intra-articular infiltration of local anaesthetic. We aimed to evaluate and compare the analgesic effect of portal and wrist joint infiltration with a wrist block on the pain experienced by patients after arthroscopy of the wrist. A prospective, randomised, double-blind trial was designed and patients undergoing arthroscopy of the wrist under general anaesthesia as a day case were recruited for the study. Levo-bupivacaine was used for both techniques. The effects were evaluated using a ten-point visual analogue scale, and the use of analgesic agents was also compared. The primary outcomes for statistical analyses were the mean pain scores and the use of analgesia post-operatively. A total of 34 patients (63% females) were recruited to the portal and joint infiltration group and 32 patients (59% males) to the wrist block group. Mean age was 40.8 years in the first group and 39.7 years in the second group (p > 0.05). Both techniques provided effective pain relief in the first hour and 24 hours post-operatively but wrist block gave better pain scores at bedtime on the day of surgery (p = 0.007) and at 24 hours post-operatively (p = 0.006). Wrist block provides better and more reliable analgesia in patients undergoing arthroscopy of the wrist without exposing patients to the risk of chondrotoxicity. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2015;97-B:1250-6. ©2015 The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery.
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