Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction

by Konrad Mader,Paul Harwood

Aims & Scope

Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction (STLR) journal is dedicated to surgeons, allied medical professionals and researchers in the field of orthopedics and trauma. The scope of the journal is to discuss the fields of skeletal injury, and the complications thereof, congenital and acquired limb deformities and deficiencies, and orthopaedic-related infection, together with their surgical and non-surgical treatments. The journal publishes original articles, reviews, case reports, descriptions of new or recognised treatment techniques, forum discussions of clinical scenarios and relevant correspondence. It aims to provide a widely accessible source of useful information to practitioners in the field through the problem- or technique-based approach of published articles.

Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction (STLR) is the journal of the British Limb Reconstruction Society. The journal is pleased to announce the following societies have adopted STLR as their official English language journal. In this collaboration, officially linked societies contribute through the review of submissions, through invited editorials and submissions. In anticipation of an increase in the productivity from collaboration, it is envisaged that the number of issues published annually will increase and for such societies to have members on the Associate and Specialty Section Editorial Board of the journal.

ASAMI Brasil






LLRS North America



ASAMI Philippines


LLRS South Africa


CEFS China


ASAMI Malaysia



LLRS Nordic









In addition, STLR has established an association with the following national societies in which each will carry the other’s web links as complimentary affiliations.




ASAMI Pakistan







Ownership and Management

Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction (STLR) is owned and managed under the auspices of British Limb Reconstruction Society, JAYPEE being the publisher.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts undergo a Double-blinded review process. It is ensured that the reviewers are unaware of the names of the authors or the institutes where the research is conducted. The article once submitted will undergo a thorough plagiarism check and an initial check is conducted to ensure that all author instructions are complied with and the guidelines for submission are followed. The manuscript may be returned to the author for corrections, if required to conform to the journal instructions. Once, the article is confirmed, it will undergo editorial review within 1 week. Following this it will then be sent for peer review, which takes 6-8 weeks and the authors will receive the mail from the Editor stating the final decision of the manuscript.

Managing editor who runs the first level of material check processes the manuscript for all components and approves for moving to the next level. On the next level it is checked for suitability for the core readers of STLR by the Editor-in-Chief. Once found suitable, it is assigned to one of the Associate Editors on the editorial board. If the language and the grammar are incorrect, it will be sent first to the Scientific Language editor, who may suggest changes. If this happens, the manuscript will be sent back to the author for corrections and resubmission. Manuscripts not found suitable will not be sent out for review and will be immediately rejected, and authors informed. For articles describing original research in humans and animals, a letter of approval from the Institutional Ethics Committee must accompany these manuscripts or a letter stating that the Institutional Review Board had waived the need for informed consent. 

All research shall be conducted as per the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. (modified in 1983 - see The research must adhere to the 5 principles of ethics of research: informed consent, voluntary participation, privacy and confidentiality, justice, and beneficence, and right to review.

Publication Frequency

Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction (STLR) journal publishes tri-annually (January, May, and September) focussing in the field of orthopedics and trauma.

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

STLR provides for long-term digital preservation through PORTICO

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

Indexing and Abstracting

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

Microsoft AcademicEBSCOEmbaseEMcareEmerging Sources Citation IndexGoogle Scholar, PubMed, Scopus, Worldcat, ProQuest


The authors hold the copyright of all the editorial content published in this journal from now. All material can be used in part and full for non-commercial output after providing appropriate attribution to the original content of the journal and a link to the licence (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0). It is mandatory for authors to submit the manuscript along with Commercial Rights Transfer Form.


All open access articles published in STLR are distributed under the terms of the CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 International License) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited. Under Creative Commons, authors retain copyright in their articles.

Open Access Policy

A comprehensive outlook on open access policy that we follow:

Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it without any restriction. This Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial) is permitted, provided the author/editor is properly attributed. All the periodicals are deposited immediately upon publication, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website as well as archiving and indexing databases as applicable to a journal. All articles are self-archiving, with world-wide access through DOI (Digital Object Identifier) - standardized by the International Organization for Standardization, provided for individual article published.

We are fully archived on PORTICO.

Why open access publishing?

Restricted access to scientific research and advancements through subscription pay wall hinders communication within the scientific community. Moreover, restricted access can also hinder the education and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the aspiring younger generations who are keen to pursue a career in science. Increased productivity and development of science can only be achieved by diffusing knowledge and providing the facilities for creating permanent repositories such as Open Access.

The use of a Creative Commons 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0) enables user/reader/peer to use the content with clear permission in a way that it can be reused and redistributed as long as the article source is appropriately given credit for non-commercial purpose.

Self-Archiving Policy for Authors

Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction journal follows the policy of open access under the CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence.

Policies and embargo periods may vary from Journal to Journal. Unless otherwise stated on the Journal website author instructions page.

Authors may self-archive versions of their work on their own webpages, on institutional webpages, and in other repositories.

Abstract and Citation information

Authors may reuse the Abstract and how to cite information (e.g. Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere at any time including social media such as Facebook, blogs and Twitter, providing a proper acknowledgment is offered and wherever possible a link including the DOI number is included linking back to the article on the Journal/JAYPEE JOURNALS website. This is available in how to cite information on the article online.

Submitted Version

Submitted version (SV) is recognized as the un-refereed author version of an article completed before submission for submission to a journal. This is often referred to as the “preprint” version. The author accepts full responsibility for the article, and the content and layout is set out by the author.

Authors may not make their for-submission version available anywhere at any time. This inhibits posting on their own personal websites, institutional or non-commercial subject based repositories, commercial platforms websites or repositories, and or social media.

Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, it is excluding copy editing and type setting and is often referred to as post-print version. JAYPEE JOURNALS carries this version on ready for production tab.

  • Immediately upload their AM to their own personal webpage (excluding commercial websites and repositories)
  • Immediately upload their AM to their institutional or other non-commercial subject based repositories on the provision that it is not made publicly available until after the specified embargo period (as may be applicable)

In the journals where embargo period is applicable the authors after the completion of the embargo period may:

  • Upload their AM to institutional repository or other non-commercial repositories and make it publicly available.
  • Accepted Manuscripts may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories, unless the website or repository has signed a licensing agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

Embargo periods

Some of the JAYPEE JOURNALS may have Embargo periods however, this isn't applicable to STLR.

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This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. This accepted Version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL and DOI of the article on the Journal website].

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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as per Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011, ICMJE & WAME. Please visit Policy page for greater details.

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Journal Detail

    ISSN 1828-8936
    Speciality Orthopedics, Surgery

Dr. Konrad Mader
Head of Division
Forearm and Elbow Traumatology, Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery
University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf Martinistrasse, 52, 20246 Hamburg, GERMANY

Dr. Paul Harwood
Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Leeds, UK

Emeritus Editor

Dr. Selvadurai Nayagam
Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics
Royal Liverpool University and Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospitals

Specialty Section Editor (Elbow)

Dr. Denise Eygendaal
Faculty of Medicine Consultant
University of Amsterdam, Amphia Hospital, Breda, Noord Brabant, NETHERLANDS

Specialty Section Editor (Trauma)

Dr. Nikolaos Giotakis
Orthopaedics and Trauma
Royal Liverpool University hospital, Prescot street Liverpool, L7 8XP UNITED KINGDOM

Dr. Badri Narayan
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot street Liverpool, L7 8XP UNITED KINGDOM

Specialty Section Editor (Plastic Surgery)

Dr. Kenneth Graham
Consultant Surgeon
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Liverpool, UK

Specialty Section Editor (Hand)

Dr. Ole Reigstad
Orthopedic Department
Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Sognsvannsveien 20, 0372 Oslo, Norway

Specialty Section Editor (Paediatric Limb Reconstruction)

Dr. Dalia Sepulveda
Academic committee
SCHOT Education
La Gioconda 4344 dpto.133 Las Condes Santiago, 0000000 CHILE

Specialty Section Editor (Foot and Ankle)

Dr. Siva Sirikonda
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot street Liverpool, L7 8XP UNITED KINGDOM

Associate Editors
Dr. Lars Adolfsson
Adjunct Professor
University Hospital Linköping, 581 85 SWEDEN

Dr. Saw Aik
Orthopaedic Surgery
University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 59100 MALAYSIA

Dr. Sultan Al-Maskari
Head of Orthopaedics
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital
Muscat, OMAN

Dr. Thierry Charles Begue
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery
Antoine Beclere Hospital, Antoine Beclere Hospital Univ Pari 157 rue de la Porte de Trivaux CLAMART, 92140 FRANCE

Dr. Gavin de Kiewiet
Trauma, Orthopaedic and Limb Reconstruction Surgeon
Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP UK

Dr. Leo T. Donnan
Associate Professor
The Royal Children’s Hospital

Dr. Carl Ekholm
Associate Professor
Sahlgrens University Hospital, Mölndal , 431 80 SWEDEN

Dr. James Alfred Fernandes
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Department of Paediatric orthopaedics and traumatology
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust, Western Bank Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 2TH UNITED KINGDOM

Dr. Michael Hackl
Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery
University of Cologne, GERMANY

Dr. Peter Christian Harris
The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Dr. Gamal Hosny
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Benha University Hospital, Cairo, EGYPT

Dr. Martin Jaeger
Orthopaedics and Traumatology
University of Freiburg, 79106 GERMANY

Dr. Leroy James
Paediatric Orthopaedic
Alder Hey Children Hospital, Eaton Rd, Alder Hey, Liverpool, L12 2AP UNITED KINGDOM

Dr. Hyun Woo Kim
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Severance Children's Hospital, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 250 Seongsanno, Seodaemun-gu Seoul, 120-752 REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Dr. Gunasekaran Kumar
Trauma and Orthopaedics
Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK

Dr. Simon Lambert
Orthopaedic Surgeon (shoulder and elbow surgery), Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics
University College London Hospital, UK

Dr. Franco Lavini
Trauma And Reconstructive Unit
Integrated University Hospital Verona, ITALY

Dr. Takashi Matsushita
Professor, Chairman of the Department
Department of Traumatology
Fukushima Medical University Hospital, JAPAN

Dr. Jagdeep Nanchahal
Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of Oxford, UK

Dr. Milan Oleksak
Orthopaedic Surgeon
King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, Caney, 33 Berry Hill Road, Paget, DV03, BERMUDA

Dr. Bo Sanderhoff Olsen

Dr. Karl-Josef Prommersberger
Klinik für Handchirurgie Surgery, Salzburger Leite 1, Bad Neustadt , 97616, GERMANY

Dr. Christian Spies

Dr. Martin Taylor
Trauma and Orthopaedics
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Leeds, UK

Dr. Annette W-Dahl
Department of Orthopedic
Lund University Hospital
Lund, SE-221 85, SWEDEN
Managing Editor

Saurabh Rastogi

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