• Metin Özalay

J Turk Spinal Surg 2024;35(2):0-0

Dear Colleagues,

Once again, it is my honor to publish this, the 2nd issue, of our professional journal this year. The Journal of Turkish Spinal Surgery (www.jtss.org), is the official publication of the Turkish Spine Society, and it’s made possible because of the contributions of the authors, reviewers, assistant editors, secretaries, and the Galenos Publishing Team. Once again, my sincere thanks to them for their help in getting this issue out to you. In addition, we are very happy to announce that we will be accepting new reviewers for our journal. Please apply to us, as soon as possible, if you are interested. I hope you will review this issue carefully, and incorporate the information and insights into your practices.

In this issue, there are six clinical research studies and one review article. The first study is a clinical one about scoliosis. It’s titled, “Scoliosis Screening from Plain Radiographs Including Chest and Abdominal X-rays by Using the Deep Learning Method: is it Worth it?”. The second study is a clinical study about “The Turkish Validity and Reliability of Hospitals for Special Surgery-Lumbar Spine Surgery Expectations Survey”. The third is a clinical study, “Comparison of Cervical Cage and Cervical Disc Prosthesis in Cervical Disc Herniation: A Single Center Study”. The fourth one is about “Clinical Outcomes of En-Bloc Cervical Laminoplasty for Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy”. The authors of the fifth study examined relationships. “Relationship of Lumbar Spinal Anatomical Structures with Lumbar Disk Hernia and Spinal Stenosis”. The sixth study is entitled “Vertebroplasty Combined with Transpedicular Fixation for the Management of Non-Traumatic Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures Associated with Pedicle Fractures” while the seventh is a review article entitled, “Could Pharmacological Targeting Mitophagic or Lysophagic Signaling Pathways be a New Hope in the Treatment of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration?”.

I hope you will all appreciate the contributions that were made to bring this issue to you, and that you will attempt to apply the suggestions in it to your practices. As always, our goal is to provide you with the most current research available on practices and methodologies to guarantee that we remain at the forefront of all the latest developments.

With kindest regards,

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