The Polish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology informs that there is a Journal of Orthopaedics Trauma Surgery and Related Research ( on the Internet, which impersonates the Society without legal validity. PTOiTr and Polish orthopaedists listed in the so-called Editorial Board dissociate themselves from any relationship with the aforementioned journal. Information contained in the journal regarding, among others, the Impact Factor and indexation of the journal is untrue, and the activities of the owners are focused on deriving financial benefits from paid and quick publishing of pseudoscientific articles. Due to the appropriation of the name of PTOiTr and the illegal use of the names of persons in the so-called Editorial Board, PTOiTr took legal action against the owners of the journal.