The Canadian Association of General Surgeons is a proud supporter and Sponsoring Society of the Canadian Journal of Surgery.

The mission of the Canadian Journal of Surgery (CJS) is to contribute to the effective continuing medical education of Canadian surgical specialists, using innovative techniques when feasible, and to provide surgeons with an effective vehicle for the dissemination of observations in the areas of clinical and basic science research.

Hosted by associate editor, Dr. Ameer Farooq, and co-editor in chief, Dr. Chad Ball, Cold Steel highlights the best research being completed by Canadian surgeons, discusses education topics of interest for surgeons and trainees alike, and provides guidance for career development.

Can J Surg 2021 July-August;64(4)

Review • Revue

The Perioperative Surgical Home, Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and how integration of these models may improve care for medically complex patients
T.G. Harrison, P.E. Ronksley, M.T. James, M.E. Brindle, S.M. Ruzycki, M.M. Graham, A.D. McRae, K.B. Zarnke, D. McCaughey, C.G. Ball, E. Dixon, B.R. Hemmelgarn

Research • Recherche

Impact of implementing a fast-track protocol and standardized guideline for the management of pediatric appendicitis
J.Y. Lam, P. Beaudry, B.A. Simms, M.E. Brindle

Impact of centre volume, surgeon volume, surgeon experience and geographic location on reoperation after intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures
M. Swiontkowski, D. Teague, S. Sprague, S. Bzovsky, D. Heels-Ansdell, M. Bhandari, E.H. Schemitsch, D.W. Sanders, P. Tornetta III, S.D. Walter, on behalf of the SPRINT Investigators

Lifetime incremental cost–utility ratios for minimally invasive surgery for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis relative to failed medical management compared with total hip and knee arthroplasty for osteoarthritis
E.J. Crawford, R.A. Ravinsky, P.C. Coyte, Y.R. Rampersaud

Drug use in Canadian patients with trauma after cannabis legalization
I.M. Ball, F. Priestap, N. Parry, J. Pace, K.N. Vogt

Perioperative gait analysis after total hip arthroplasty: Does outpatient surgery compromise patient outcomes?
B.O. Zomar, D.M. Bryant, S.W. Hunter, J.L. Howard, B.A. Lanting

Downhill skiing following total knee arthroplasty: a survey of Alberta orthopedic surgeons
A. Buckley, P. Duffy, R. Korley

Moving toward better health: exercise practice is associated with improved outcomes after spine surgery in people with degenerative lumbar conditions
C.E. Schwartz, R.B. Stark, P. Balasuberamaniam, M. Shrikumar, A. Wasim, J.A. Finkelstein

Evaluating the efficacy of self-study videos for the surgery clerkship rotation: an innovative project in undergraduate surgical education
N. Mookerji, J. El-Haddad, T.X. Vo, E. Grose, C. Seabrook, B.-K. Lam, R. Feibel, S. Bennett

Are patients truly informed? A retrospective chart review of the documentation of informed consent in laparoscopic cholecystectomy
E. Williams, R. Selvam, W. Hopman, S. Nanji

Discussions in surgery • Discussions en chirurgie

Management of patients requiring reconstructive breast surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic: recommendations from the BC Regional Breast Reconstruction Network
E.S. Bovill, C. Doherty, R. Warburton, S.A. Macadam, N. Van Laeken, P.A. Lennox, K.V. Isaac


2021 Canadian Spine Society Abstracts

2021 (Volume 64)

2020 (Volume 63)

2019 (Volume 62)

2018 (Volume 61)

Types of articles
The Canadian Journal of Surgery (CJS) publishes the following types of articles:

  • Editorials are written by members of the editorial board.
  • Research articles report the results of original research. The journal does not distinguish between full-length articles and brief reports.
  • Reviews present a comprehensive and critical appraisal of a particular topic.
  • Commentaries are similar to reviews but are designed to make a point about published research on a topic without reviewing the topic comprehensively. This section may include consensus statements re­gard­ing clinical practice.
  • Discussions in surgery comment on innovations in surgical education and surgical practice. They include continuing medical education articles, such as evidence-based reviews in surgery and tips for conducting surgical research.
  • Letters to the editor comment on recent articles in the journal.

Note: Survey-based submissions are rarely accepted and will be considered only if they present breakthrough or otherwise compelling surgical events with high response rates.  CJS does not accept case reports.

CJS is an open access journal and charges submission and article processing fees. All manuscripts will be charged a nonrefundable submission fee of $100 (Canadian funds), payable at the time of submission.
**This fee is waived for CAGS members.

Accepted articles are subject to article processing fees of $700 (Research, Review and Continuing Medical Education articles) or $500 (Commentaries and Discussions in surgery), payable in Canadian funds at the time of acceptance.