European Spine Journal (2018) 27 (Suppl 2):S149 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00586-018-5647-4 EDITORIAL The 8th Supplement of the Italian Spine Society/Scoliosis Study Group (SICV&GIS) 1 2,3 4 Marco Crostelli · Alberto Di Martino · Giuseppe Costanzo Received: 26 May 2018 / Accepted: 27 May 2018 / Published online: 6 June 2018 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Spine surgery in Italy has greatly evolved in the last few dec- Another paper explores the contest of pyogenic spinal ades in terms of surgical techniques, equipment, instrumen- infections, the epidemiological and clinical features, the tation systems, and ability to define and manage complex prognostic factors and the long-term outcomes in a wide clinical pictures. In fact, any physician dealing with spinal cohort of patients. diseases must be aware of the expected consequences of We also selected manuscripts on the topics of trauma that their management, to understand the course of the disease. regard the role of vertebroplasty in respect to the conserva- Such an awareness will allow the surgeons to undertake the tive treatment, the extra-spinal associated lesions, and the appropriate measures necessary for the best patient care and performance of different instrumentations in these settings therefore to improve the outcomes. Spine surgery typically of patients. represents a field of shared competence between orthopaedic Other manuscripts show a contemporary approach to surgeons and neurosurgeons, even though the recent inter- minimally invasive spine surgery in the setting of the degen- est of the scientific community towards the management of erative spine; the positive outcomes are the results of stand- spinal deformities has seen a renewed interest by the ortho- ardized approaches and careful selection of patients. paedic community towards it. We believe that the content of this Supplement will be This Supplement shows current approaches to various interesting to the surgeons dedicated to the treatment of spinal problems: degenerative spine diseases, fractures, spine diseases. infections and deformities. We are pleased that the Supple- We would like to thank all the contributing authors for ment explores some “cutting edge” topics such as the recent their interesting manuscripts. Once more, these articles out- advances in three-planar spinal deformity corrections, as line the clinical and scientific standards of the Italian Spine well as alternative methods of deformity corrections. Community. We also emphasize a newer vertebral body necrosis classification system and the guidelines for its manage - Compliance with ethical standards ment, aimed to the recognition of this poorly understood Conflict of interest The authors declare no conflit of interest. disease; hopefully the proposed classification may drive the clinicians to its recognition and suggest a standardized management. * Marco Crostelli email@example.com Spine Disease Unit, Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù, Via Timavo, 32, 00195 Rome, Italy Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome, Rome, Italy Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (SKMC), Philadelphia, USA Orthopaedics, La Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy Vol.:(0123456789) 1 3
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