• Metin Özalay

J Turk Spinal Surg 2022;33(3):0-0

Dear Colleagues,

Being able to publish this, the 3rd issue of our professional journal this year, is a great privilege. I am honored and, at the same time, humbled to be the person responsible for getting this information out to all of you. Sincere appreciation goes to all the reviewers, assistant editors, secretaries and the Galenos publishing team for the efforts they all expended in order to put this issue together. It includes seven clinical research studies. Please review it very carefully, and apply as many new techniques, and as much new information as you can, into your practice.

The first study examines “Morphological Analysis of Thoracolumbar Spine Pedicles in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis”. The second study asks “Does Preoperative Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio Affect Preoperative and Postoperative VAS Levels in Patients Undergoing Cervical Disc Surgery?”. The third, is a clinical study entitled, “The Effects of Surgeon-Made Preoperative Three-Dimensional Multiplanar Reformatting on Surgeon’s Anxiety in Spinal Surgery”. The fourth article is “Characteristic Patterns and Publication Rates of Spine Specialty Theses from Postgraduate Orthopedic Residency (2001-2020) Programmes in Turkey”, while the fifth study, is a clinical article investigating “Biomechanical Changes in Cervical Spine Sequencing After Rigid Lumbar Stabilization”. The sixth study is entitled “Transforaminal Epidural Injections: A Bibliometric Analysis of the 50 Most Cited Articles” In the seventh study, the authors evaluated “Quality of Life Assesment in Adolescent and Young Adults with Scheurmann’s Kyphosis”.

Once again, these are unusual and difficult times, so I’d like to thank everyone, especially the dedicated reviewers, who worked to get this issue out to our colleagues. I hope everyone understands and appreciates the amount of work that went into this. Please take the time that’s necessary to read this issue and incorporate all of the pertinent information into your practice. Our mission remains, as always, to keep you abreast of all the latest developments in our field. Once again, this issue is intended to further that goal. I wish my readers wonderful holiday with their families.

With kindest regards,

Editor in Chief
Metin Özalay, M.D.