when the articular cartilage which is present at the end of a joint is torn by any reason it is called osteochondral fracture. Mostly knee and ankle joints are affected because these joints have a lot of strain and weight, and this is why they are so vulnerable. There are so many ways by which this fracture can be identified; one of those is x ray. Apart from X-ray other medical technologies or imaging system are used to get a detailed view of fractured joint
The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on July, 2014