Turkish Neurosurgery 2017 , Vol 27 , Num 5
History of Spine Deformity in Turkey
Sait NADERI1,Gulten DINC2
1University of Health Sciences, Umraniye Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Department of History of Medicine and Ethics, Istanbul, Turkey
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 spine deformity-related studies and research has started in the 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 much to the body of knowledge of literature and improved the outcome. Advancement has not been limited to surgery only and 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 article reviews historical aspects related to the diagnosis and treatment of spine deformities in Turkey. Keywords : History of medicine, Kyphosis, Scoliosis, Spine deformity
Corresponding author : Sait NADERI, saitnaderi@yahoo.com