JMISST Special Issue
Sub-title: A minimally invasive approach to the cervical, thoracic spine

Dear Colleagues:

Minimally invasive spine surgery, including endoscopic spinal surgery, has spread from the lumbar area to the cervico-thoracic spine.

However, since it is closely related to the spinal cord of the cervico-thoracic spine, a safer surgical approach is needed, and an academic basis for this is needed.

This special issue will share the experiences of world-leading minimal invasive spine surgeons through original research articles, formal systematic literature reviews, technique videos, and case presentations. It is hoped that this special issue will not only help to summarize the recent technical advancement of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery but also highlight remaining challenges in search of solutions.

In this JMISST special issue, we will discuss the minimally invasive approach for the cervico-thoracic spine, and through this, we will prepare a basis for a safer minimally invasive approach.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Endoscopic cervical and thoracic discectomy
  • Endoscopic cervical and thoracic decompression
  • Uniportal and biportal endoscopic spinal surgery to the Cervical, Thoracic Spine
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery to the Cervical, Thoracic Spine
  • Endoscopic assisted spinal surgery to the Cervical, Thoracic Spine

The authors must include the following surgical procedure in their illustration.

No. Title Division Description
1 Abstract Manuscript
2 Introduction Manuscript
3 Indication Manuscript
4 Surgical procedures Patient Position and Skin Marking Illustration
Anesthesia and Skin Incision
Preoperative Procedures: Discography et al.
Insertion of Endoscope
Surgical Procedure
Final Checking Point
5 Result Clinical Result Manuscript
6 Discussion Journal Review Manuscript
Technical Point
7 Conclusion Point of Surgical Technique Manuscript

Submission Deadline 30, Jan, 2023
Publication Date Mar, 2023

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Special Edition Lead Editor

Hyeun Sung Kim
(Nanoori Hospital, Korea)
Arvind Kulkarni
(Bombay Hospital, India)
Dong Hwa Heo
(Champodonamu Hospital, Korea)
Pang Hung Wu
(Juronghealth Campus, Singapore)
Osama Kashlan
(Michigan Univ., USA)
Ji-Yeon Kim
(Wiltse Memorial Hospital Anyang, Korea)

Special Edition Editorial team

Christoph Hoffstetter
(UW Medicine, USA)
Don Young Park
(Dept. Orthop. UCLA, USA)
Changil Ju
(Chosun Univ., Korea)
Chien-Min Chen
(Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan)
Jwo-Luen Pao
(Far Eastern Memorial Hospital, Taiwan)
Koichi Sairyo
(Dept. Orthop. Tokushima Univ., Japan)
Yukoh Ohara
(Juntendo Univ., Japan)

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