Letter from the Guest Editor

  • George Medical Sapkas Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedics


Dear Colleagues,

Spine problems have always been the focus of medical interest at any time, over time. Both, the investigation and the treatment of the complex diseases of the Spine were evolving at the same time with the general course of medical science and the technological development.

Looking back to ancient times we are surprised to find that, the study and the treatment of Spinal Diseases was of great concern to mankind, principle originated by the ancient Egyptians. The disease that particularly concerned them was tuberculosis which, among other problems, caused the destruction of the vertebrae. Consequence of this condition was the kyphoid deformity and often paralysis which resulted from the pressure exerted on the spinal cord.


Download data is not yet available.