Special Issue "Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Pathology: From Simulation Training to Advanced Patient Care and Their Outcomes"

A special issue of Osteology (ISSN 2673-4036).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marie-Eve LeBel
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Guest Editor
Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Western University, London, ON N6G 2V4, Canada
Interests: surgical simulation; arthroscopy training; force sensing; eye tracking

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of implants, tools, equipment and techniques to advance the surgical treatment of our patients has been pivotal for us, orthopedic surgeons, to enhance our patients’ outcomes. In the last few decades, we observed the development of minimally invasive procedures, including arthroscopy. Surgical development and technological advances are particularly common in the field of shoulder arthroscopy. An increasing number of shoulder conditions are now treated by arthroscopy: shoulder instability, tendon tears (rotator cuff and biceps) and tendinopathy, tendon transfers, nerve injuries, cartilage pathology, hardware removal, etc. Certain fractures can even be treated arthroscopically.

However, the treatment of shoulder pathology through arthroscopic techniques can be technically challenging. Indeed, the teaching and learning of such techniques involves a steep learning curve with a range of specific instruments and surgical procedures. As the foundational skills become mastered, the refinement of surgical techniques and their application to treat a range of conditions takes place. Then, with arthroscopic expertise comes an increasing case diversity/complexity and definition of new technical boundaries.

This Special Issue is focusing on research involving all stages of shoulder arthroscopy, from skill training to formal practice, and from the treatment of shoulder pathology using arthroscopic techniques to their outcomes. We invite all colleagues to submit original manuscripts (research articles, pilot projects, case reports, outcome studies, systematic reviews and meta-analysis) to this Special Issue.

Dr. Marie-Eve LeBel
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Osteology is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • shoulder arthroscopy
  • surgical simulation
  • arthroscopy skills training
  • arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • arthroscopic Bankart repair
  • arthroscopic Latarjet
  • arthroscopic fracture fixation
  • patient outcomes of shoulder arthroscopy

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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