• Metin Özalay

J Turk Spinal Surg 2023;34(2):0-0

Dear Colleagues,

Once again, I want to say that I feel privileged to be the person who disseminates our professional journal to you, and it is with great honor and humility that I share this, the 2nd issue this year, with you. I am deeply grateful to all the authors, reviewers, assistant editors, secretaries, and the Galenos publishing team for the efforts they contributed to getting it published. We are very happy to announce that JTSS is currently indexed in ten indices; Scopus, Ulakbim, Türkiye Atıf Dizini, Index Copernicus, J-Gate, Europub, Proquest, Gale Cengage learning, Ebsco Host and recently China Knowledge Resource Integrated.

In this issue, there are seven clinical research studies. The first is a retrospective clinical study examining, “The Effect of Chronic Kidney Disease in Patients with Spontaneous Spondylodiscitis”. The second is a clinical study discussing “The Neurologic Deficit Risk of Three Different Kinds of Spinal Osteotomies and Perioperative Management”. The third is a clinical study entitled, “Comparison of Subpedicular and Kambin’s Triangle Approaches in Transforaminal Epidural Injection Applications in Case of Lumbar Disc Hernia”. The fourth article is about “Evaluation of the Efficacy of Percutaneous Caudal and Combined Caudal/Transforaminal Neuroplasty-Adesiolysis in the Treatment of Symptomatic Lumbar Spinal Stenosis”. The authors of the fifth study looked at “Surgical Treatment of Latrogenic Pseudomeningoceles”. The sixth study is about “Comparing Results of Posterior Cervical Facet Joint Cage Stabilization with Lateral Mass Fixation in Cervical Foraminal Stenosis” while, in the seventh, the authors Evaluated “Conservative Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain: Acetaminophen Combined with Etodolac or Diclofenac A Comparative Study of 67 patients”.

I hope that each of you value the information in these articles, and that you apply it to your daily practices. Our goal is to provide you with whatever insights we can to insure that you are on the cutting edge of all the latest developments in your respective fields. It is my sincere hope that this newsletter helps achieve these objectives.

With kindest regards,

Editor in Chief
Metin Özalay, M.D., Prof.