• Metin Özalay

J Turk Spinal Surg 2023;34(3):0-0

Dear Colleagues

I hope you have been able to find some relief from the incredible hot spell currently gripping our country. Perhaps it will afford you  an opportunity not normally available to find a comfortable place to relax, grab a cool drink and take the time to digest all of the  pertinent information in this issue of our professional journal. 

Once again, 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 eight clinical research studies. Please review it very carefully,  and apply as many new techniques and information as possible into your practice. 

The first study examines “Recurrent Lumbar Disk Herniations: The Efficacy of Re-Operation”. The second study is a “Retrospective  Analysis of Patients who Underwent Surgical Treatment for Spinal Cord Tumors Between 1999 and 2022”. The third, is a clinical study  entitled, “Should Pelvic Fixation be Included in Neuromuscular Scoliosis Surgery?” The fourth article is “Split Cord Malformation  in Adults: Symptoms, Surgical Treatment and Results”, while the fifth study, is a clinical article investigating “Normative Values for  Cervical and Lumbar Range of Motion in Healthy Young Adults”. The sixth study is “Perioperative Management in Scoliosis Surgery:  Spinal Muscular Atrophy Versus Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis”. The seventh article evaluates “Management of Thoracolumbar  Fractures: Clinical, Functional and Radiological Outcomes in a Single Institution”. In the eighth study, the authors studied correlations.  It is titled “Assessing Preoperative Cardiac Risk in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: Correlation between Modified Frailty Score with  Revised Cardiac Risk Index”. 

Once again, this is an unusual time, so I would like to thank everyone, especially the dedicated reviewers, who worked to get this  issue out to our colleagues. I hope everyone appreciates the amount of work that goes into publishing every issue. Please take the  time to read it and incorporate whatever is pertinent for you into your practice. Our mission remains, as always, to keep you abreast  of all the latest developments in our field, and we offer this issue to you to further that goal. I wish my readers a wonderful holiday  with their families. Stay cool and stay safe. 

With kindest regards, 

Editor in Chief 

Metin Özalay, M.D., Prof.