Welcome to the special issue of JPMA 2015. It is an absolute pleasure that we have successfully managed to carry the torch ignited by scientific committee 2014. The insight and objectivity required for this pursuit was possible only with a vigorous teamwork and enthusiastic support of orthopedic fraternity that we published this special issue solely designed for Orthocon 2015.
We received total of 74 manuscripts from across Pakistan and abroad. These manuscripts were evaluated initially at Orthocon secretariat, then independently reviewed by 2 reviewers to accurately address the issues requiring sophisticated analysis and proper interpretation. To further spruce up the submission and review process, all the conspicuous disparities were reviewed by a 3rd reviewer. Manuscripts accepted as such or with minor changes were forwarded to JPMA. Total of 50 manuscripts were finally accepted and sent to JPMA after a fair effort for unbiased dissemination of knowledge.
No journal can function without a rigorous input from authors, reviewers, editorial board members and production staff. Our editorial team worked closely with all the contributors to publish papers of good quality that offered meaningful and critical information. This may further enhance our knowledge and understanding of orthopedics, with the ultimate goal of improving human life. We are therefore pleased and proud to extend our deepest gratitude and good wishes to all the contributors for their dedication, patience and tremendous help.
Your feedback will be greatly appreciated. Please do let us know of your valuable comments.
Prof. Dr. Rana Dilawaiz Nadeemr
Dr. Rana Dawood Ahmad Khan
Prof. Dr. Ajmal Yasin
Pak Orthocon 2015
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