Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS) &
Japanese Orthopaedic Society for Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS)
The Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology
(AP-SMART) is the official peer-reviewed publication of the Asia Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and
Sports Medicine Society (APKASS) and Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and
Sports Medicine (JOSKAS). AP-SMART is a journal dedicated to the disciplines of sports medicine,
arthroscopy, and knee surgery etc. It aims to provide a forum to facilitate the rapid
transmission of knowledge amongst this multidisciplinary community.
The mission of AP-SMART is to inspire clinicians, practitioners,
scientists and engineers to work towards a common goal to improve quality of life in the
international community. The Journal publishes original scientific research, reviews,
editorials, perspectives, and letters to the Editor. The information presented aims to
provide a scientific yet practical approach to areas such as sports medicine,
arthroscopy, rehabilitation, sports technology, reconstructive surgery and upper limb.
Sports Medicine includes specific fields of sports traumatology,
cardiology, endocrinology, accident and emergency medicine, physiology, biochemistry
and biomechanics. Whilst each of these fields serves a specific domain, they all
provide important contributions to the overall care of athletes.
Arthroscopy is the key to minimally invasive interventions for sports
trauma. Recent advancements in skills and technology have allowed significant
developments in this area, driving arthroscopy to the forefront of surgical
development in sports traumatology.
Rehabilitation is an integral part of the overall management of sports
trauma. It entails a comprehensive program of treatment with the allied health
professionals, performance optimization, preventive measures and outcome evaluation.
Technology is of vital importance to biomechanical and biological
research areas of arthroplasty and sports medicine, allowing new ideas to be tested,
developed and applied in the field.
AP-SMART will be published by Elsevier which is the world’s leading
provider of science and health information. It serves more than 30 million scientists,
students and health and information professionals worldwide. It can provide world-class
information and innovative tools that help APKASS make critical decisions, enhance
productivity and improve research impact.
AP-SMART Editorial Office
Rm 74029, 5/F Lui Che Woo Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin,
N.T. Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2646 4555 Fax: (852) 2646 3020