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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 137

From the desk of editor in chief

Editor in Chief, Journal of Spinal Surgery, Kovai Medical Center Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Submission02-Sep-2022
Date of Acceptance02-Sep-2022
Date of Web Publication13-Sep-2022

Correspondence Address:
J K. B. C. Parthiban
Kovai Medical Center Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joss.joss_39_22

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Parthiban J K. From the desk of editor in chief. J Spinal Surg [serial online] 2022 [cited 2023 Feb 1];9:137. Available from: http://www.jossworld.org/text.asp?2022/9/3/137/356027

Dear friends and colleagues,

Debates on any subject is important to improve one's knowledge on that subject. When we view a subject in different angles, we xstend to explore more on that. The debate on recurrent lumbar disc prolapse is an exceptional topic and debated by two experts on this subject. When we listen to them, I mean when we read their article, at the end we realise the two authors are trying to bring out the exact indications for the techniques and methods they support on recurrent lumbar disc.

As a practicing surgeon, one need not be rigid on his surgical technique, but rather to focus on clinical features and radiological findings and biomechanics. It is very clear that when the disc prolapse recurs without instability, deformity and collapse of disc space, a redo micro discectomy is more than sufficient. However, when there are predictive factors that can lead to further deterioration in spinal stability, worsening of deformity then it is wise to do fusion. Hence, in dealing with recurrent disc prolapses in lumbar region the articles in debate section are worth reading.

While we were busy recouping from COVID to normalcy, we were devastated by the demise of the most lovable teacher and pioneer neurosurgeon Prof. B. S. Das. Prof. Das a Doyen of Neurosurgery and a great contributor to the development of neurospinal surgery through his propagation of trans oral odontoidectomy and occipito cervical contoured rods and wire fixation was the first to organise cadaver workshop on skull base and craniovertebral junction in Bangalore in 1992. Never one can forget him in Indian Neurosurgery and his name will always be there in the heart of many neurosurgeons like me. Journal of Spinal Surgery (JOSS) and the editorial board are indebted to him for his encouragement extended till the last moment. His history has been already published in JOSS, DOI: 10.5005/JP-JOURNALS-10039-1114 authored by Gopalakrishnan and Indra devi. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and pray god for his soul to rest in peace. Om Shanthi


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