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Call for Papers - Technologies and innovations to manage spine degeneration

Guest Editors:
Pongsthorn Chanplakorn:
(Mahidol University, Thailand)
Xing Du: (First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China)
John Houten: (Maimonides Medical Center, United States)
Koroush Kabir: (Helios University Hospital Wuppertal, Germany)
Hyeun-Sung Kim: (Gangnam Nanoori Hospital, South Korea)

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 30 June 2023
 

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders is calling for submissions to our Collection on Technologies and innovations to manage spine degeneration.

This Collections welcomes content which pioneers and utilises innovative techniques and technologies to diagnosis and manage degenerative spinal disorders.

Meet the Guest Editors

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Pongsthorn Chanplakorn, Mahidol University, Thailand

Dr Pongsthorn Chanplakorn MD. graduated from Faculty of Medicine Siriraj hospital, then completed his residency training in the Department of Orthopaedic Ramathibodi hospital Mahidol University, Thailand. He finished his fellowship training in spinal surgery from Tohoku University Sendai, Japan. Dr Chanplakorn has special interest in the management of spinal metastasis and primary spinal tumours. He has published research in many fields in Orthopaedic surgery and developed new findings advancing the safety and effectiveness of clinical practice. 


Xing Du, First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China

Dr Xing Du is an Orthopaedic surgeon of the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China. He obtained his doctor's degree in Orthopaedics from Chongqing Medical University, and completed his orthopaedic surgery training at the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University. Dr Du' s clinical interest is in spinal surgery, particularly in the surgical treatment of spinal infection (tuberculosis) and spinal tumour. He acts as Editorial Board Member at BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.


John Houten, Maimonides Medical Center, United States

Dr Houten is a leader in advanced image-guided and minimally invasive techniques to more safely and accurately treat conditions needing spinal surgery. He graduated from the New York University School of Medicine with alpha omega alpha honours and completed a neurosurgery residency and spinal surgery fellowship at New York University Medical Center. He practises in New York City where he serves as Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra Northwell and Director of Spinal Neurosurgery and Neurotrauma at Maimonides Medical Center and has authored more than 50 pee-reviewed papers and serves on the Editorial Board of the journals World Neurosurgery and BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. He lives in the Midwood section of Brooklyn with his wife, Dr Gila Weinstein, a plastic surgeon with whom he has collaborated on number publications describing specialised closure techniques for spinal surgery. 


Koroush Kabir, Helios University Hospital Wuppertal, Germany

Dr Kabir is medical director and chief consultant surgeon at the Center of Trauma Surgery, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Helios University Hospital Wuppertal and Associate Professor at University Bonn, Germany. He has a wide scope of surgical education with special clinical focus in spine and pelvic surgery, geriatric traumatology with special interest in periprosthetic fractures and polytrauma. His main clinical research interest is minimal invasive and computer navigated surgery of spine and pelvis. In his opinion, the new technology with different digital tools can help physicians to achieve patient specific outcome-improvement in the field of orthopaedics and trauma surgery.


Hyeun-Sung Kim, Gangnam Nanoori Hospital, South Korea

Dr Hyeun-Sung Kim is a Neurosurgery Specialist, and the Director of the Nanoori Hospital Gangnam. Dr Kim is a Section Editor of World Neurosurgery, Neurospine, IJSS, an Academic Editor of Medicine, and an Associate Editor of BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. Dr Kim had served in the past as President of KOSESS (Korean Research Society of Endoscopic Spine Surgery), and is currently Faculty of World Spinal Column Society.

About the collection

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders is calling for submissions to our Collection on Technologies and innovations to manage spine degeneration.

The fields of musculoskeletal radiology, orthopedic surgery and physical therapy have contributed considerably to improve the safety and efficacy of spinal procedures. Examples include minimally-invasive spine surgery and magnetically-controlled rods in scoliosis, and these advances bode well for the future treatment of spinal deformity and degeneration and further improve patients’ quality of life. 

This Collections welcomes content which pioneers and utilises innovative techniques and technologies to diagnosis and manage degenerative spinal disorders.

  1. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between surgical segment mobility and fatty infiltration of the adjacent segment paravertebral muscles in patients with single-segment lumbar degen...

    Authors: Jianbin Guan, Dingyan Zhao, Tao Liu, Xing Yu, Ningning Feng, Guozheng Jiang, Wenhao Li, Kaitan Yang, He Zhao and Yongdong Yang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2023 24:28
  2. The aging of China's population has led to an increase in the incidence rate of osteoporosis, which indirectly increases the risk of OVCF in osteoporosis patients. Low back pain is the main symptom of OVCF, an...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Yi Liu, Hao Wan, LiangPing Zeng, ZongLi Peng, DanDan Yang and Kun Tian
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2023 24:11
  3. To compare the clinical outcomes of patients with lumbar disc herniation treated with robot-assisted percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (r-PELD) or conventional PELD under fluoroscopy guidance (f-PELD).

    Authors: Zongjiang Wang, Ying Tan, Kai Fu, Zhaowu Meng and Liang Wang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2022 23:1144
  4. This study reports on the surgical technique used and clinical outcomes obtained during the treatment of basilar invagination (BI) without atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD) through the correction of the clivus ca...

    Authors: Zhe Hou, Tao Fan, Wayne Fan, Qiang Jian and Yinqian Wang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2022 23:1138
  5. Early and accurate assessment of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration (IVDD) is very important to therapeutic strategy. This study aims to correlate and compare the performances of T1ρ, T2 and T2* mapping f...

    Authors: Li Yang, Cong Sun, Tao Gong, Quanlin Li, Xin Chen and Xinjuan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2022 23:1135
  6. To evaluate the early clinical effect of oblique lumbar interbody fusion with lateral screw fixation and percutaneous endoscopic transforaminal discectomy (OLIF-PETD) in the treatment of lumbar disc herniation...

    Authors: Chen Deng, Haoyu Feng, Xun Ma, Chen Chen, Jun Mei and Lin Sun
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2022 23:1104
  7. Previous studies have investigated the imaging changes of the paravertebral muscles (PVM) in patients with degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS); however, most of these studies focused on the apical vertebra (AV...

    Authors: Hongru Xie, Qin Zhang, Jianan Liu, Yinchuan He, Zepei Zhang, Lin Meng and Jun Miao
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2022 23:1074
  8. Accurate puncture and localization are critical for percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic lumbar discectomy surgery. However, several punctures are often required, followed by X-ray fluoroscopy, which can inc...

    Authors: Xincheng Fan, Qiting He, Chaofan Yi, Wei Zhao, Derui Xu, Guoqing Peng, Feng Liu and Lei Cheng
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2022 23:1067
  9. Posterior instrumented fusion is the most widely accepted surgical treatment for spinal stenosis and disc herniation. However, fusion can affect daily activities due to lumbar stiffness. In recent years, dynam...

    Authors: Jianbin Guan, Tao Liu, Ningning Feng, Guozheng Jiang, Wenhao Li, Kaitan Yang, He Zhao, Yongdong Yang and Xing Yu
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2022 23:998
  10. The trabecular bone score (TBS) is reported to be an independent predictor of fracture risk in patients with primary or secondary osteoporosis. However, there have been few reports on its use in the Japanese p...

    Authors: Yasuyuki Omichi, Noriaki Mima, Ryo Okada, Keizo Wada, Masatoshi Morimoto and Koichi Sairyo
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2022 23:976
  11. Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common degenerative spinal condition in older adults associated with disability, diminished quality of life, and substantial healthcare costs. Individual symptoms and needs va...

    Authors: Christine Comer, Carlo Ammendolia, Michele C. Battié, André Bussières, Jeremy Fairbank, Andrew Haig, Markus Melloh, Anthony Redmond, Michael J. Schneider, Christopher J. Standaert, Christy Tomkins-Lane, Esther Williamson and Arnold YL. Wong
    Citation: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2022 23:550

Submission Guidelines

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system, SNAPP. During the submission process you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "Technologies and innovations to manage spine degeneration" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.