Frontiers of The Spinal Surgery


Received Date: 01.05.2013 Accepted Date: 01.06.2013 J Turk Spinal Surg 2013;24(3):253-258

Dr. Ömer Çeliker was one of the most important pioneers of Turkish Spinal Surgery, who made many significant achievements during his 42 years of life and was lost at an early age. While there had been wide usage of Harrington rods in Turkey, he was the first surgeon to use third generation spinal instrumentation systems in Turkey, and he popularized them during the late 1980s. He also educated many medical students and doctors who aspired towards the study of spinal surgery, in the clinic where he worked as a deputy section head.

Keywords: Ömer Çeliker, spinal surgery, Cotrel-Dubousset instrumentation