Volume 7 | Issue 3 | September-December 2021 | Page: 01 | Jayant  S. Sampat

Authors: Jayant S. Sampath FRCSEd (Tr & Orth) [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Jayanth S. Sampath,
Rainbow Children’s Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
E-mail: editor.posi.ijpo@gmail.com

Dear friends and colleagues
This issue of IJPO features original articles and case reports on a wide variety of paediatric orthopaedic conditions ranging from congenital deformities to infection and trauma. The POSI fraternity from India and around the globe have been sending in their submissions on a regular basis. This has enabled the IJPO team to publish twelve articles in this issue including 4 original papers, a new record for the POSI journal.
The “arm board” technique for the management of supracondylar fractures highlights the constant innovations being introduced into surgical practice by POSI members. Barick and colleagues have conducted a well-designed prospective study on walking age in children with clubfoot. Their work will help us to counsel parents of children with clubfoot appropriately. Other original articles on the management of osteoid osteoma and hemi-epiphyseodesis of the ankle add to the existing literature and provide new insights into the management of these conditions.
The case reports represent an eclectic mix of conditions from the rare “dysosteosclerosis” to the common problem of fingertip injuries in children. Each report is well written and presented to convey a clear message to the reader. On behalf of the Editorial Board, we commend each of the authors for their contribution and recognise the significant effort involved in seeing a submission through to publication. In the background, a large team of paediatric orthopaedic surgeons have provided their invaluable support for the peer-review process.
This issue also showcases the non-surgical skills of POSI members. Our cover page illustration is by Dr Easwar. T. R from Palakkad who dedicates his considerable artistic gift for charitable causes. Dr Taral Nagda has overseen the style and presentation of IJPO since its inception, in addition to creating previous cover page illustrations.
We have evolved substantially over the last 18 months. From reliance on invited article and symposia in the early days, IJPO is now composed entirely of original research work.
As always, we request interested POSI members to send in their submissions to the journal, volunteer to review articles and join the Editorial Board of the journal. Please visit our website www.ijpoonline.com for further details.

Jayanth S Sampath FRCSEd (Tr & Orth)
Editor, International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics (IJPO), POSI

How to Cite this Article: Sampat JS | Editorial | International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics | May-August 2021; 7(2): 01.

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