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Thank you for your interest in contributing content to OrthopaediaOrthopaedicsOne. NET. These Instructions for Authors are intended to make the process of creating and posting content as easy as possible. If you have any questions, please contact our Editorial Team.


The title of the content you contribute is important – it helps with the discoverability of the content on major search engines, meaning it will improve your colleagues' ability to search for and find your article topic on the web and within the OrthopaediaOrthopaedicsOne website. NET website. So please use standard terminology that is accepted in the orthopaedic and musculoskeletal health community when you name your article.


There is no set length for an article on Orthopaedia.NETOrthopaedicsOne; the length will depend on the type of content and the topic you are contributing. In general, though, please limit your article to no more than 2,500 words. Remember, your article is not meant to be a comprehensive book chapter; rather, it should be a concise up-to-date reference that orthopaedic surgeons can consult for answers to their clinical questions.

Your article should be data-driven and backed by the literature, providing orthopaedic surgeons with the latest evidence-based information on your topic. Please include references. Consult the Citation Methods article on Orthopaedia.NET for OrthopaedicsOne for instructions on how to format your references.


How to Post an Article

If you do not have an Orthopaedia.NET accountOrthopaedicsOne account, request one from the Sign Up. Once your request for an account has been granted, you are ready to log in (upper right hand corner of the page, over the Search bar) and begin the process of contributing your content to OrthopaediaOrthopaedicsOne.NET.

Start by scrolling down the page to the Browse Articles by Topic sectionlsection, which provides a broad outline of how content is categorized on Orthopaedia.NETOrthopaedicsOne, to determine where your article will fit best. Click on the name of the section to drill down into the topic areas within the section, and then into the specific topics.

If the Page Already Exists

Suppose you want to contribute an article on Elbow Arthrodesis. You will click on the Shoulder and Elbow section in the Specialty content area, then click on Operative Techniques to find the Elbow Arthrodesis page.

Click on the “Edit” button in the upper right hand corner, which will allow you to access the template that has already been set up.

If the Page Does Not Yet Exist

Now, suppose the Elbow Arthrodesis page had not yet been created. You would follow a similar process as above. But at the Operative Techniques page, you would hover over “Add” at the upper right hand corner of the page and select “Page” from the drop-down menu, and then you would select the appropriate template and type the title of the article in the title field. You would not have to click "Edit" to begin working; when you create a new page, you are already in the edit mode.

You will see a number of templates that are available. Select the one that best fits the type of content you are contributing, such as a Condition, an Operative Technique, or a Fracture. If you are unsure which template to use, or if you have any other questions, please contact our Editorial Team.

Remember, the template is meant as a guide; it should not restrict you. If there are other headings you need to add, feel free to add them. Similarly, if you need to delete certain headings, go ahead and do it.


While you're adding your article, your draft will be saved every 30 seconds. If you want, you can periodically save your work by clicking the "Save" button. Before saving, you can view your work by clicking the "Preview" tab. This will let you know whether you need to adjust any of the formatting.

Note that we have Orthopaedia.NET templates OrthopaedicsOne templates available in Word format. If you would be more comfortable working from a Word template than inputting directly on to a web page, please contact our Editorial Team and we will send the template to you.

Editing/Peer Review

Orthopaedia.NET is OrthopaedicsOne is a peer-reviewed site, and content is reviewed by our editors. Any registered Orthopaedia.NET member OrthopaedicsOne member (orthopaedic surgeons and musculoskeletal health care professionals only) may make or suggest changes to your article. You can be notified of these changes via email by selecting “Watch” in the Tools drop-down menu.


Images and videos are encouraged. You may watermark your images so that they will be identified as coming from your article on the Orthopaedia.NET website OrthopaedicsOne website (for example, John Doe, MD, Orthopaedia.NETOrthopaedicsOne). See How to Watermark an Image for more information. Please note that any images posted on Orthopaedia.NET fall OrthopaedicsOne fall under a Creative Commons License, meaning that reuse is allowed for non-commercial purposes.


If you are using copyrighted images from another source (such as a journal, book, or other website), make sure that you have the expressed written permission of the original source before posting the image on Orthopaedia.NETOrthopaedicsOne; you will be asked to provide the permission to the Orthopaedia.NET staff OrthopaedicsOne staff for verification. Also, please remove ALL patient information that may be included in the image.


  • Click "Browse," and from your computer, select the image you want to insert on the page.
  • Check the Thumbnail check box; leave "Border" checked, and leave Align set at "None."
  • Click Insert.

In Wiki Markup, the image will appear as a code. In the Rich Text editor, you will see the image.

The next step is to add a caption under the image. The Orthopaedia.NET format OrthopaedicsOne format is the word Figure, the figure number, and a period in boldface, followed by the caption — for example, Figure 1. Radiograph of C5-C6 showing disk-space infection.

In Wiki Markup, boldface is achieved by an asterisk before the F in Figure and after the period. In Rich Text, highlight the words Figure 1. and click the B on the toolbar.


There are a number of good articles on Orthopaedia.NET that OrthopaedicsOne that you can review to get a feel for how you should write your article:


If you have any questions as you are developing your article, please contact our Editorial Team. We look forward to working with you on Orthopaedia.NETOrthopaedicsOne: The Future of Orthopaedic Information and Knowledge Management.™