Editors’ Picks

Our editorial team has carefully curated a collection of articles that we believe showcase the most exciting and innovative research published in JEO.

From groundbreaking studies on new surgical techniques and implant materials, to cutting-edge discoveries in the fields of biomechanics and regenerative medicine, our Editors’ Picks highlight the best of the best from our publication.

We hope you find our Editors’ Picks both informative and engaging, and we encourage you to explore our full range of articles to discover even more exciting research in the field of orthopaedics.

Sufian S. Ahmad, MD, Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery (CMSC) Charité  Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Lindman, I., Nikou, S., Öhlin, A. et al. Evaluation of outcome reporting trends for femoroacetabular impingement syndrome- a systematic review. J EXP ORTOP 8, 33 (2021)


The bibliometric analysis described in this manuscript evaluates the trends in the literature regarding surgical treatment for femoroacetabular impingement syndrome.

According to Dr. Ahmad,”This article provides us with valuable bibliometric information that are very useful in the planning and formulation of clinical study designs.”

Jon Olav Drogset, Prof, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Trondheim University Hospital and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim, Norway

Hyodo, K., Kanamori, A., Watanabe, R. et al. Does loop length change after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with adjustable loop cortical suspension device?: Observation of the hamstring graft completely filling the femoral tunnel. J EXP ORTOP 10, 67 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40634-023-00629-5

According to Prof Drogset this is a well performed study that describes the concerns many scientists have regarding the use of adjustable loop cortical suspension devices.

“May that be something we shouldn’t be worried about?”, Prof Drogset questioned himself.


Laura de Girolamo, PhD, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, Milan, Italy

Pan, R.L., Martyniak, K., Karimzadeh, M. et al. Systematic review on the application of 3D-bioprinting technology in orthoregeneration: current achievements and open challenges. J EXP ORTOP 9, 95 (2022). DOI: 10.1186/s40634-022-00518-3

3D bioprinting (3DBP) is a computer-assisted technology that involves the rapid printing of biofunctional materials and their supporting components in a layer-by-layer manner on a substrate or a tissue culture dish to create complex living tissues and organs.

Dr de Girolamo stated: “As a cell biologist, I am deeply fascinated by this approach which combines so many abilities and skills with a common scope, which is to advance tissue regeneration to provide our patients with a more physiological treatment. I enjoyed very much reading this systematic review which gives a well-structured overview of the current status of 3DBP in orthogeneration, with a focus on cartilage, bone, vasculature, and their osteochondral and vascular bone composites.”


Miguel Ruiz Iban, MD, PhD, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Spain

Hochreiter, B., Meisterhans, M., Zindel, C. et al. Computer-assisted analysis of functional internal rotation after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: implications for component choice and orientation. J EXP ORTOP 10, 23 (2023). DOI: 10.1186/s40634-023-00580-5

Dr Miguel Ruiz Iban was impressed by the fact that the authors have made use of state-of-the-art virtual reality tools to simulate many different reverse shoulder arthroplasty designs and find out how design and component selection impact the expected internal rotation. This can help the surgeon in day-to-day decision-making.

According to Dr Ruiz Iban this is not an “easy to read” paper, but its in-depth analysis of this clinical issue is definitely worth the effort. And it is readily available to anyone, free to read, from JEO!

Yuichi Hoshino, JEO Associate Editor, MD, PhD, Kobe University, Japan

Harato K, Iwama Y, Kaneda K, Kobayashi S, Niki Y, Nagura T. Pain detect questionnaire and pain catastrophizing scale affect gait pattern in patients with knee osteoarthritis. J EXP ORTOP 9, 52 (2022). DOI: 10.1186/s40634-022-00492-w

Dr Hoshino commented that this study clearly demonstrated how subjective pain affected the knee movement. The relationship between pain and movement is fairly understandable but has not been well examined.

The study be Harato et al. might pave the way to further studies about the relationship between subjective assessments and physical movements.