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Authors have familiarised themselves with the policies of the South African Orthopaedic Journal.

The submission adheres to all requirements as outlined in the Instructions to Authors section.

The work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis or as an electronic preprint). Please see our ethics policy for more information

The submission is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

  The content of the article is the sole work of the author(s) and that the article has been prepared with cognisance of our plagiarism policy.

 That its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in any other language.

Prior to submission

  • Please familiarise yourself with the policies of the South African Orthopaedic Journal.
  • Please read Instructions to Authors prior to submission.
  • It will also be beneficial to familiarise yourself with the Instructions for Reviewers section.
  • It is the responsibility of the authors, and not the reviewers, to ensure that the language, grammar, or spelling is acceptable for publication.
  • Crosscheck all references to ensure that the bibliography is accurate.