• Metin Özalay

J Turk Spinal Surg 2023;34(4):0-0

Dear Colleagues,

Once again, it is my privilege to be publishing this, the 4th issue, of our professional journal this year. It is my sincere hope that it will continue to be a valuable reference that you will read and make use of in your professional lives. As you have come to expect, it includes several clinical research studies. I also want to thank those of you who have given so generously of your time and talents and have provided articles for the journal.

We are very happy to announce that JTSS is currently indexed in ten indices; Scopus, Ulakbim, Türkiye Atıf Dizini, J-Gate, Europub, Proquest, Gale Cengage learning, Ebsco Host and recently China Knowledge Resource Integrated.

In this issue, there are nine clinical research studies. The first study is a study concerning the “Long-Term Failure of Dynamic Rods Used in Full Dynamic Stabilization”. The second is a research study entitled “Factors Causing Complications and Disability in Patients Operated for Spinal Stenosis with Posterior Decompression, Instrumentation and Fusion”. In the third, one can read a clinical study entitled, “The Effect of Standing and Sitting Posture on the Angle of Trunk Rotation in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis”. The fourth article is a retrospective study, “Area Measurements Within The Foramen Magnum: Comparison Of 171 Patients With Symptomatic And Asymptomatic Chiari Malformation Type 1” The authors of the fifth study examined the “Evaluation Of Clinical And Radiological Outcomes In Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disorders Treated With Peek Rod”. The sixth study is a retrospective study, “Management Of Subaxial Cervical Spine Fractures with Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Anterior Plating - Single Center Experience” while, in the seventh, the authors wrote about “Comparison of Two Anesthesia Methods in Percutaneous Vertebroplasty for The Treatment of Single-Level Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures” The eighth article is about “Long-Term Clinical and Radiological Results of Vertebral Augmentation Techniques in Osteoporotic Lumbar Compression Fractures: Vertebroplasty or Kyphoplasty?”. The ninth article is a retrospective study, “Surgical Outcome of Full-Endoscopic Interlaminar Bilateral Decompression with Unilateral Approach for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: A Clinical Study of 24 Patients”

I hope you found this issue thought provoking and edifying. As always, my goal is to try to provide you with the most current information about the latest developments in our field. My mission is, and has always been, to keep all of us on top of the most cutting-edge research in our field.

With kindest regards,

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