The October 5, 2016 issue of JBJS contains the first of a series of personal essays in which orthopaedic clinicians tell a story about a high-impact lesson they learned that has altered their worldview, enhanced them personally, and positively affected the care they provide as orthopaedic physicians.
The first “What’s Important” piece comes from Dr. Terry Light—professor, orthopaedic department chair, and residency program director at Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. In his essay titled “The Unhappy Patient,” Dr. Light stresses the importance of validating patient concerns “with an open ear.”
If you would like JBJS to consider your “What’s Important” story for publication, please submit a manuscript via Editorial Manager. When asked to select an article type, please choose Orthopaedic Forum and include “What’s Important:” at the beginning of the title.
Because they are personal in nature, “What’s Important” submissions will not be subject to the usual stringent JBJS peer-review process. Instead, they will be reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief, who will correspond with the author if revisions are necessary and make the final decision regarding acceptance.