The Journal of Spinal Surgery

by J.K.B.C. Parthiban

Journal of Spinal Surgery (JOSS) is the official journal of Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association (NSSA), India. The Journal of Spinal Surgery is dedicated to propagation and sharing of knowledge in spinal surgery and spinal disorders among neurosurgeons, spinal surgeons and other allied medical fraternities. Younger generation authors from India and abroad are particularly encouraged to publish their scientific articles on research, innovations, challenges in spinal surgery. Thus, apart from original articles, case reports, review articles, operative techniques and letter-to-editors on various issues, notes on spinal instruments, views and counter views, reflections from experts will provide an excellent platform for expanding the knowledge of the readers. Journal of Spinal Surgery is unique in bringing out a CD on surgical techniques and eloquent lectures along with it.

Since its inception in July 2009, the journal is peer-reviewed and has been guided by excellent team members of editorial board from India and abroad. Journal of Spinal Surgery is poised to take the Indian contribution in spinal surgery to the world. Spinal surgery in India has grown well and now the contributions are known to the world. Journal of Spinal Surgery is just aiming to spread the contributions made by Indians around the world.

The parent body Neuro Spinal Surgeons Association (NSSA) is one of the leading organization in India, spreading the values of spinal surgery. Learning is never ending process for intellects and its not different for spinal surgeons.


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Journal Detail

    ISSN 2349-0462
    Speciality Orthopedics, Surgery
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10039

J.K.B.C. Parthiban
Senior Consultant Neuro and Spine Surgeon, HOD of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery,
Kovai Medical Center and Hospital,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Founder and Former Editor in Chief

P.S. Ramani
Neurospinal Surgeon,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Associate Editors

Vedantam Rajashekhar
Professor of Neurosurgery,
Christian Medical College Hospital,
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Sushil Patkar
Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Neuro and Spinal Surgery
Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Komal Prasad
Associate Editor
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Neurosciences, Anekal, Bengaluru, India

Shashank Kale

Assistant to Editors

Dr Balamurali
Consultant Neurosurgeon,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Kauveri Spine Centre, Kauveri Hospital,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Vinu V Gopal
Associate Professor,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Government Medical College,
Kottayam, Kerala, India

S. Shanthanam
Deparment of Neurosurgery,
KMCH, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Shradha Maheswari
Assistant Professor,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Hindu Hrudaya Samrat Balasaheb Thackharey Hospital, LTMG Hospital, Sion,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Honorary Advisory Board
Mohamad Maziad
Professor of Orthopaedics and Spine Surgery,
Orthopaedic Department,
Medical Colleague - Ain shams University,
Cairo, Egypt

Singh AK
Director, Senior Consultant & Head,
Department of Neurosciences,
Max Institute of Neurosciences,
Mussoorie, Dehradun, India

Yuri Shulev
Head of Neurosurgery Department,
Saint-Petersburg Medical Academy of Postgraduated Studies,
St.Petersburg, Russia

George Dohrman

Mehmet Zileli
Professor and Chief, Department of Neurosurgery
Ege University, Bornova, Izmir, Turkey

Motoi Shoda
Professor of Neurosurgery, Director, Department of Neurosurgery
Spine Center, Fujita Health University, Toyoake, Aichi, Japan

Jain VK
Chairman & Head of Department,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,
New Delhi, India
Managing Editor

Atul Singh
Managing Editor

International Editorial Board Members
Nikolay A Peev

Abdul Hafid Bajamal
Professor and Head, Department of Neuro and Spinal Surgery
Dr Soetomo General Hospital, Medical Faculty of Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia

Enrique Osorio-Fonseca
Associate Professor, Department of Neuro and Spinal Surgery
El Bosque University, Bogota, Colombia

David Sun
Consultant Neurosurgeon,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Giancarlo Guizzardi
Professor of Neurosurgery,
Department of Neurosurgery,
University and City Hospital Careggi,
Firenze, Italy

Patrick Fransen
Chef du Service de Neurochirurgie,
Clinique du Parc Leopold,
Bruxelles, Belgium

Associate Specialist Spinal Neurosurgeon,
Department of Neurosurgery,
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
London, England

Pragnesh Bhatt
Consultant Neurological & Spinal Surgeon,
Head of the Department of Neurosurgery,
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, University of Aberdeen,
Aberdeen, Scotland

Se-Hoon Kim
Director of Spinal Neurosurgery,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Ansan Hospital, Korea University Medical Center,
Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Devkota UP

Khairun Nabi Khan

Krishna Sharma

Salman Sharif

Junichi Mizuana

Samuel JK Abraham
Center for Clinical Research and II Dept of Surgery,
Yamanashi University,
Chuo, Japan

Marcus Eif

Bong-Soo Kim
National Editorial Board Members
Sarat Chandra
Professor, Neurosurgery,
Department of Neurosurgery,
All India Institute of medical Sciences,
New Delhi, India

Vivek Joseph
Tamil Nadu

Alok Ranjan

Deshpande Rajkumar

Gomatam Vijayakumar
West Bengal

Siddhartha S Sahoo

Pravin Salunke


Sumit Sinha

Yashbir Dewan
Department of Neurosurgery,
Artemis Institute of Health Sciences,
Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Shrikant Rege
Consultant Neurosurgeon,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences,
Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Shridhar K
Director, Chief Neurosurgeon,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Institute of Neurosciences and Spinal Disorders, Global Hospital and Health City,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Satish Rudrapa
Consultant Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Manipal Hospital,
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Sandeep Chatterjee
Hon. Prof of Neurosurgery,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Vivekanand Institute of Medical Sceiences (VIMS),
Kolkatta, West Bengal, India

Sajesh K Menon
Professor of Neurosurgery,
Spine Division,
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,
Kochi, Kerala, India

Ravi RR
Chief of Neurosciencs,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Medical Trust Hospital,
Kochi, Kerala, India

Prakash Modha
Head of the Neuro Surgery Neuro Trauma Dept,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Gokul Hospital & Trauma Centre,
Rajkot, Gujarat

Muthukumar N
Professor of Neurosurgery,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Madurai Medical College,
Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Manas Panigrahi
Consultant Neurosurgeon,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Krishna Institute of medical sciences,
Secundarabad, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Dr Krishnaprabhu
Associate Professor,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Christian Medical College Hospital,
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Harjinder Singh Bhatoe
Prof. of Neurosurgery,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Command Hospital (SC) and Armed Forces Medical College,
Pune, Maharashtra, India

Deopujari C. E
Consultant Neurosurgeon,
Department of Neurosurgery,
P.D. Hinduja Hospital, Bombay Hospital,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Deepu Banerji
Director Neurosurgery,
Brain & Spine Center,
Fortis Hospitals,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Balaji pai .S
Professor of Neurosurgery,
Department of Neurosurgery,
PMSSY Superspeciality hospital,
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Anil Peethambaram
Professor and Head,
Deparment of Neurosurgery,
Government Medical College Hospital,
Trivandrum, Kerala, India

Anil Pande
Consultant Neurosurgeon,
Department of Neurosurgery,
Voluntary Health Services Hospital,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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