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Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation

Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation

Published in Association with AO Trauma
Published in Association with International Geriatric Fracture Society

eISSN: 21514593 | ISSN: 21514593 | Current volume: 14 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Yearly

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  • Impact Factor: 1.6
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Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation (GOS) is a peer-reviewed open access journal that provides clinical information concerning musculoskeletal conditions affecting geriatric orthopaedic patients, including care and subsequent rehabilitation. Please see the Aims and Scope tab for further information.

This journal is affiliated with AO Trauma and the International Geriatric Fracture Society.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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Publication in the journal is subject to payment of an article processing charge (APC). The APC serves to support the journal and ensures that articles are freely accessible online in perpetuity under a Creative Commons license.

The APC for this journal is currently 2650 USD. Letters to the Editor are free of charge.

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Members of the International Geriatric Fracture Society will receive a 50% discount on the APC. Members of AO Trauma will receive a 25% discount on the APC.


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Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation (GOS) is an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal that provides clinical information concerning the broad range of musculoskeletal disorders affecting the aging population. GOS focuses on the care of geriatric orthopaedic patients and their subsequent rehabilitation. Our primary readership includes orthopaedic surgeons and anesthesiologists, geriatricians, and other physicians.

Target Audience
Orthopaedic surgeons and anesthesiologists, geriatricians, and other physicians.

Article Types
Original Manuscripts, Reviews. Case Reports, Research Reports, Case Studies, Technical Perspectives, Letters to the Editor, Medical Student Corner, Resident Corner.

Topics of Interest
The Editor invites manuscripts on but not limited to the following topics:

  • Acute / Critical Care in Geriatric Orthopaedics
  • Adult Reconstructive Care
  • Anesthesia & Pain Management in Geriatric OrthopaedicPatients
  • Basic Research
  • Case reports for Geriatric OrthopaedicSurgery
  • Chronic Care for the Elderly OrthopaedicPatient
  • Clinical Conundrums & Cases
  • Co-morbidities / Sequellae
  • Complications after Surgery
  • Comprehensive Meta-analyses and Review articles
  • Economic Impact
  • Geriatric Fracture Care
  • Health Care Systems for Seniors
  • Interdisciplinary and InterprofessionalCollaboration
  • Measuring and Monitoring Outcomes
  • New care models
  • Osteoporosis / Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physiology of Aging
  • Pre-and Post-Surgery Protocols
  • Psychosocial Factors in Care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Screening Elective OrthopaedicPatients
  • Special OrthopaedicProcedures for Elderly
  • Specific Fractures
  • Surgical Techniques
  • Systems-Based Care of the Elderly Orthopaedic Patient

Manuscript Submission

Our goal is to publish sound science. This means we look for research that adheres to ethical standards, uses robust methodologies that are transparent and reproducible, and uses appropriate statistical analyses to ensure clear, credible, and trustworthy results. We care more about the quality and reliability of the contribution an article makes than we do the size of that contribution. Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation evaluates manuscripts based on how the research was conducted and reported.

Simon Mears, MD, PhD University of Arkansas, USA
Editor Emeritus
Stephen L. Kates, MD Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Associate Editor
Peter Cram, MD, MBA UTMB, Galveston, TX, USA
Editorial Board
Emily Carmody, MD University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
Brett Crist, MD, FACS University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Gregory J. Della Rocca, MD, PhD, FACS Duke University, USA
Kenneth Egol, MD NYU Lagone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Sarah Hobgood, MD, AGSF Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Michael Huo, MD The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Christian Kammerlander, MD, PD Munich Technical University, Munich, Germany
Tak-Wing Lau, MBBS, FRCS, FHKCOS, FHKAM Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
Frankie Leung Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Daniel A. Mendelson, MS, MD University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA
Joseph Nicholas, MD University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA
Jibanananda Satpathy, MD Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Thawee Songpatanasilp, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D Pramongkutklao College of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand
Norbert Suhm, MD, PhD University Hospital Basel; ENDONET AG Basel, Switzerland
Julie Switzer, MD University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Lisa Taitsman, MD University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Bryant Tran, MD VCU Department of Anesthesiology, VA, USA
Ron Wood, PT, DPT, OCS, GCS Nazareth College, Rochester, NY, USA
Editorial Review Board
Nina D. Fisher, MD NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, USA
Lei Kuang, MD The Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Peoples Republic of China
Nicola Mondanelli, MD, PhD Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi, Florence, Italy
Sherly Desnita Savio, MD Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Nicholas Tripodi, PhD Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
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