About the Journal
The South African Orthopaedic Journal (SAOJ), also known as the SA Orthopaedic Journal (SA Orthop J), is the official journal of the South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA). It is a non-profit, peer-reviewed scientific publication. The objectives of the Association include the advancement of the science and art of Orthopaedic Surgery in South Africa and the SAOJ serves to fulfill this objective.
The South African Orthopaedic Journal was established by the SAOA in 2002 under the editorship of Prof R Grabe. It was the first peer-reviewed orthopaedic journal published on the continent of Africa. An on-line platform was added following acceptance of the journal to the Academy of Sciences of South Africa.
The aim of the South African Orthopaedic Journal is to serve as a platform for the publication of original scientific research and the advancement of knowledge in the field of orthopaedic surgery and related sub-disciplines in South Africa. While the emphasis is placed on the South African perspective and relevance to orthopaedic surgeons in a developing world setting, we strive to maintain an international audience. Furthermore, the SAOJ aims to disseminate orthopaedic knowledge in order to keep orthopaedic surgeons and related healthcare providers abreast of the local and international developments in orthopaedics.
The scope of publication encompasses all orthopaedic surgery sub-disciplines including paediatric orthopaedics, hip, knee, tumour and sepsis, spine, shoulder and elbow, foot and ankle and hand surgery. In addition, the journal addresses the subjects of orthopaedic service delivery, teaching, training and research.
The full print version is available at https://ua.medpharm.co.za/journals/saoj/2021/00/20/01
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Orthopaedic Oncology and Infections
The South African Orthopaedic Journal
The South African Orthopaedic Journal (SAOJ), previously known as the SA Orthopaedic Journal, is the official journal of the South African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA). It is a non-profit, peer-reviewed scientific publication. The objectives of the Association include the advancement of the science and art of Orthopaedic Surgery in South Africa and the SAOJ serves to fulfill this objective.
It provides South African Orthopaedic Surgeons with a platform to have their work published, and for their colleagues and others involved in Orthopaedics, such as neurosurgeons, to keep abreast of what is happening in our hospitals and consulting rooms.
The journal has a local Editorial Board of prominent SA orthopaedic surgeons, and enjoys the added value of having an international Editorial Board as well. Together they ensure that the content is relevant and applicable to South Africa, while at the same time providing insight into what is happening worldwide in orthopaedics.
The journal is accredited, academic, professional, and is a source for continuous medical education for our registrars.