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Editors: Deana Mercer MD, The University of New Mexico
Dustin Richter MD, The University of New Mexico
Christina Salas PhD, The University of New Mexico

Western Journal of Orthopaedics (WJO), formerly known as The University of New Mexico Orthopaedics Research Journal, is a peer-reviewed publication of UNM Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation. The Journal highlights original research relevant to orthopaedic-focused surgery and engineering, with the goal of MEDLINE indexing.

WJO 2022 Submission Deadline: November 1, 2021, at midnight MST.

Recent Content

Front Matter

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Front Matter
UNM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Front Matter
UNM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Back Matter

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Alumni Map 2021
UNM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Alumni Map 2020
UNM Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Full Issue

Case Reports

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Chronic Complex Volar Dislocation of the Middle and Ring Finger Metacarpophalangeal Joint: A Case Report
Fernando Moreno, Jordan T. Carter, John J. Pisquiy, and Michael M. Polmear

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Single-Event Multilevel Surgery of the Upper Extremity: A Case Report
Elizabeth McLeod, Lacey Floyd, and Justin Bartley

New Technology

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3D Printing of Face Masks and Face Shields to Address the Coronavirus Public Health Crisis in New Mexico
Natalia D. Mclver, Laura Kief Shaffer, Craig Kief, and Christina Salas

Technical Notes

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A Novel High Tibial Biplanar Osteotomy Technique for Simultaneous Coronal and Sagittal Correction: A Case Example
Ryan C. Price, Kathryn C. Helmig, Dustin L. Richter, and Robert C. Schenck Jr

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Mesh Plate Fixation for Complex Patella Frctures: A Surgical Technique
Rami Khalifia, Eric Potter, Sherif Dabash, and Richard S. Yoon

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Hallus Rigidus: A Technique for Reliable, Safe, and Reproducible Cheilectomy Excision
Jory Wasserburger, Amber Price, Matthew Wharton, and Richard Miller

Education Articles

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Prevalence of Prolonged Sitting Among Orthoapedic Residents
Benjamin D. Packard and Richard A. Miller

Reflections

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Orthopaedic Residency and the COVID Kid
Finley Kemp and Deana Mercer

Review Articles

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Seven Deadly Sins of Volar Distal Radius Fracture Fixation
Allicia O. Imada, Jorge Orbay, and Deana Mercer

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Considerations in Surgical Timing for Femoral Shaft Fractures
Trevor Crean, William Curtis, and Thomas A. DeCoster

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Malreductions Following Intramedullary Nail Fixation of Femur Shaft Fractures
Jory Wasserburger, Christopher Kurnik, and Thomas A. DeCoster

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Systematic Review of Cost-Effective Analyses in Sports Medicine from 2014 to 2020
Casey Slattery, Mia S. Hagen, Amy Cizik, and Albert O. Gee

Scientific Articles

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A Novel Method in the Classification of Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures
Kathryn Yeager, Benjamin Packard, Richard A. Miller, and Shravin Sridhar

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Gunshot Wounds to the Foot and Ankle: Review of Cases from a Level-1 Trauma Center
Allicia O. Imada, Jory Wasserburger, Aamir N. Ahmad, and Katherine Gavin

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Effect of Patient-Surgeon Orientation on Plunge Depth During Plate Fixation of Clavicle Fractures
Aaron Mullane, Layla A. Haidar, Adam Kozemchak, and Colton Wayne

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Aspetic Nonunion of Long Bones in Children: A Report of Twelve Cases
Rami Khalifa, Amr Abdelgawad, and Ahmed M. Thabet