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.

German LLRS Spanish Society for Limb Reconstruction ASAMI Brasil ASAMI Egypt
ASAMI Philippines LLRS South Africa JORIM Japan LLRS North America
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 Korea ASAMI Pakistan
Ownership and Management

Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction (STLR) is owned and managed under the auspices of British Limb Reconstruction Society and Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is the publisher.

About the Society. 
About the Publisher

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd is committed to supporting health, medical and dental research communities across continents. Jaypee Journals, a division of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers is one of the largest medical publishers in the world and provides high-quality open-access journals that are trustworthy, authoritative, and accessible to researchers. We provide high-quality support at all stages of the publishing cycle so that we can help researchers publish their work. We are the partners of success for researchers through global standard publishing as well as open access.

We are the partners of success for researchers through global standard publishing as well as open access.

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.

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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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