Turkish Neurosurgery
History of Spine Deformity in Turkey
Sait Naderi1, Gülten Dinç2
1Health Sciences University Umraniye Teaching and Resarch Hospital, Neurosurgery, istanbul,
2Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, History of Medicine and Ethics, istanbul,
DOI: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.19250-16.0

Spine deformities are among the most important spinal disorders, affecting health related life quality. Although, there are some studies in past centuries, most of spine deformity related studies and researches started in last century. Many surgical techniques, performed between 1960 and 1990, made scoliosis a touchable pathology. These techniques started with Harrington\'s system, wiring techniques, pedicle screw techniques, and all other universal techniques. Anterior and 360 degree techniques contributed to this process. The use of spinal osteotomies, and recent technologies such as magnetic rods, intraoperative neuromonitoring added many to the body of knowledge of literature and improved the outcome. Advancement has not been limited to surgery only, diagnostic advancements had also impact to this process. Surgical techniques performed in the west, have been performed soon in our countries. Currently almost all surgical techniques for treatment of spine deformities can be performed in our country. This study reviews historical aspects related to diagnosis and treatment of spine deformities in Turkey

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