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Call for papers - Navigation Surgery

Guest Editors

Sandro Hodel, MD, Balgrist University Hospital, Switzerland
Masashi Uehara, PhD, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Japan

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 15 December 2024

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders is calling for submissions to our Collection on Navigation surgery. This Collection aims to explore the intersection of cutting-edge technology and musculoskeletal surgery, highlighting advancements, challenges, and future directions in navigational techniques.

New Content ItemThis Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG #3: Good health and well-being, and SDG #10: Reduced inequalities.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Sandro Hodel, MD, Balgrist University Hospital, Switzerland

Dr Sandro Hodel is an orthopedic surgeon with a strong interest in 3D planning and navigation in reconstructive knee surgery. After completing board examination as an orthopedic surgeon and a research fellowship at the Balgrist Campus in Research in Orthopedic Computer Science (ROCS), he is working as an attending in lower extremity surgery at Balgrist University Hospital and continuing research in this field.
 

Masashi Uehara, PhD, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Japan

Dr Masashi Uehara obtained a PhD in Medical Science and is an assistant professor from the Shinshu University School of Medicine, Japan. His area of research focuses on cervical spine, computer assisted surgery and spinal deformity. Dr Uehara is the author of more than 100 published research papers in various science journals, and serves as a member on an editorial board and reviewer for several specialty journals.

About the Collection

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders is calling for submissions to our Collection titled Navigation surgery. 

This Collection aims to explore the intersection of cutting-edge technology and musculoskeletal surgery, highlighting advancements, challenges, and future directions in navigational techniques.

Navigation surgery has revolutionized the field of musculoskeletal disorders by offering enhanced precision, accuracy, and safety in surgical interventions. From orthopedic joint replacements to spinal surgeries, navigation systems provide real-time guidance, aiding surgeons in achieving optimal outcomes.

This Collection seeks to cover a broad range of topics related to navigation surgery, including but not limited to:

  • Technological Innovations: Novel navigation systems, software advancements, and integration with other imaging modalities.
  • Clinical Applications: Case studies, clinical trials, and outcomes research demonstrating the efficacy and utility of navigation surgery across various musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Challenges and Solutions: Addressing technical limitations, workflow integration, and surgeon learning curves associated with navigation systems.
  • Future Directions: Emerging trends, potential applications of artificial intelligence, and advancements in intraoperative navigation techniques.

We invite researchers, clinicians, and innovators to contribute their work to this exciting Collection. Together, let's explore the frontiers of navigation surgery and its transformative potential in musculoskeletal care.

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  1. In this study, we aimed to investigate the preoperative and postoperative anteroposterior position (AP) of the femur relative to the tibia in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and assess the influence of change in...

    Authors: Tomofumi Kinoshita, Kazunori Hino, Tatsuhiko Kutsuna, Kunihiko Watamori, Hiroshi Kiyomatsu, Takashi Tsuda and Masaki Takao
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2024 25:542

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of original Research Articles. Should you wish to submit a different article type, please read our submission guidelines to confirm that type is accepted by the journal. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, Snapp. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Navigation surgery" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.