About the Journal

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Spine Surgery and Related Research

Publisher: The Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research (Tokyo, Japan)
ISSN: 2432-261X
Journal Abbreviation: Spine Surg Relat Res

Scope and Aim

Spine Surgery and Related Research (SSRR), the official open-access journal of the Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research, is an international, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal directed to spine physicians and scientists.

The journal publishes original articles in the form of spine related research composed of basic and clinical research including suggestive and splendid technical notes.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Kazuhiro Chiba, Japan, National Defense Medical College

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Sumihisa Orita, Japan, Chiba University

Deputy Editors

Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Niigata Spine Surgery Center, Japan
Manabu Ito, NHO Hokkaido Medical Center, Japan
Shinsuke Katoh, Tokushima Univeristy, Japan
Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Toyama University, Japan
Mamoru Kawakami, Wakayama Medical University, Japan
Hiroshi Takahashi, Toho University, Japan

Editorial Board

Eiji Abe, Akita Kousei Medical Center, Japan
Katsuhiro Aita, Saga Memorial Hospital, Japan
Toshimi Aizawa, Tohoku University, Japan
Koji Akeda, Mie University, Japan
Ahmet Alanay, Acibadem University, Turkey
Haward An, Rush University, USA
Muneharu Ando, Wakayama Rosai Hospital, Japan
Yasuchika Aoki, Eastern Chiba Medical Center, Japan
Yoichi Aota, Yokohama Brain And Spin Center, Japan
Yasuhisa Arai, Tokyo Metropolitan Rehabilitation Hospital, Japan
Nobuo Arima, Sunuki Municipal Hospital, Japan
Satoshi Asano, Higashi Saitama General Hospital, Japan
Takashi Asazuma, NHO Murayama Medical Center, Japan
Phillipe Bancel, Clinique Alleray-Labrouste, France
Ronald Bartels, Radboud University, Netherlands
Scott D Boden, Emory University, USA
Wong Chung Chek, Sarawak General Hospital, Malaysia
Harvinder Singh Chhabra, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, India
Marinus de Kleuver, The Sint Maartenskliniek In Nijmegen, Netherlands
Satoru Demura, Kanazawa University, Japan
Akira Dezawa, Akira Dezawa PED Clinic, Japan
Ashish Dhar Diwan, University Of New South Wales, Australia
Minoru Doita, Iwate Medical University, Japan
Sohei Ebara, Shonan Fujisawa Tokushukai Hospital , Japan
Shigeto Ebata, University of Yamanashi, Japan
Wagih El-Masry, Keele University, United Kingdam
Kenji Endo, Tokyo Medical University, Japan
Michael G. Fehlings, University Of Toronto, Canada
Samo K. Fokter, Celje General Hospital, Slovenia
Takeshi Fuji, JCHO Osaka Hospital, Japan
Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Yoshinori Fujimoto, JA Hiroshima General Hospital, Japan
Toru Fujimoto, Kumamoto University, Japan
Keiju Fujiwara, Fujiwara Orthopaedic Surgery, Japan
Yasushi Fujiwara, Hiroshima City Asa Citizens’ Hospital, Japan
Muneyoshi Fukuoka, Nagoya City University, Japan
Takeo Furuya, Chiba University, Japan
Kazunari Fushimi, Gifu University, Japan
Steven Garfin, University Of California, San Diego, USA
Hideaki Hamanaka, Miyazaki University, Japan
Katsumi Harimaya, Kyushu University, Japan
Hirotaka Haro, University of Yamanashi, Japan
Robert A Hart, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
Hitoshi Hase, Yuseikai Midorigaoka Hospital, Japan
Toru Hasegawa, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
Tomoyuki Hashimoto, Hakodate Central General Hospital, Japan
Hiroshi Hashizume, Wakayama Medical University, Japan
John G. Heller, Emory Orthopaedics And Spine Center, USA
Kosaku Higashino, Tokushima University, Japan
Shigeru Hirabayashi, Teikyo University, Japan
Yutaka Hiraizumi, Showa University, Japan
Hideo Hosoe, Gifuken General Medical Care Center, Japan
Naobumi Hosogane, National Defense Medical College, Japan
Noboru Hosono, JCHO Osaka Hospital, Japan
James C. Iatrides, The Mount Sinai Hospital, USA
Tetsuhiro Iguchi, Saiseikai Hyogoken Hospital, Japan
Kosei Ijiri, Kirishima Orthopaedics, Japan
Shiro Imagama, Nagoya University, Japan
Yasuaki Imajo, Yamaguchi University, Japan
Gen Inoue, Kitasato University, Japan
Nozomu Inoue, RUSH University, USA
Tatsuya Ishibe, Tamatsukuri Hospital, Japan
Ken Ishii, Keio University, Japan
Yasuo Ito, Japanese Red Cross Kobe Hospital, Japan
Keita Ito, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
Motoki Iwasaki, Osaka Rosai Hospital, Japan
Haku Iizuka, Gunma University, Japan
Masahiko Kanamori, Univerity Of Toyama, Japan
Masahiro Kanayama, Hakodate Central General Hospital, Japan
Tukasa Kanchiku, Yamaguchi University, Japan
Tokumi Kanemura, Konan Kosei Hospital, Japan
James D. Kang, Briham And Women’s Hospital, USA
Yuichi Kasai, Mie University, Japan
Fumihiko Kato, Chubu Rosai Hospital, Japan
Yoshiharu Kato, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan
Yoshihiko Kato, Kato Orthopedics And Rehabalitation Clinic, Japan
Minori Kato, Osaka City General Hospital, Japan
Satoshi Kawaguchi, Asahikawa Kosei Hospital, Japan
Norio Kawahara, Kanazawa Medical University, Japan
Noriaki Kawakami, Nagoya University, Japan
Atsushi Kimura, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Shigeru Kobayashi, Fukui University, Japan
Masao Koda, Chiba University, Japan
Munehisa Koizumi, Nara Medical University, Japan
Hiromichi Komori, Yokohama City Minato Red Cross Hospital, Japan
Hiroaki Konishi, Nagasaki Rosai Hospital, Japan
Shinichi Konno, Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Panagiotis G Korovessis, General University Hospital Of Patras, Greece
Yoshihisa Kotani, Steel Memorial Muroran Hospital, Japan
Toshiaki Kotani, Seirei Sakura Shimin Hospital, Japan
Junichi Kunogi, Japan Red Cross Medical Center, Japan
Hwan-Mo Lee, Yonsei University, South Korea
Jeffrey Lotz, The University Of California At San Francisco, USA
Dip-Kei Keith LUK, University Of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Masafumi Machida, Murayama Medical Center, Japan
Takeshi Maeda, LWC Spinal Injuries Center, Japan
Toru Maruyama, Saitama Prefectural Rehabilitation Center, Japan
Koichi Masuda, University Of California, San Diego, USA
Hisao Matsui, Yoshida Memorial Hospital, Japan
Morio Matsumoto, Keio University, Japan
Akira Matsumura, Osaka City General Hopital, Japan
Shunji Matsunaga, Imakiire General Hospital, Japan
Yukihiro Matsuyama, Hamamatsu University School Of Medicine, Japan
Venugopal Menon, Khoula Hospital, Oman
Hisanori Mihara, Yokohama Minami Kyosai Hospital, Japan
Yasuo Mikami, Kyoto Prefectural University Of Medicine, Japan
Akihito Minamide, Wakayama Medical University, Japan
Naohisa Miyakoshi, Akita University, Japan
Masabumi Miyamoto, Nippon Medical School, Japan
Kei Miyamoto, Gifu Municipal Hospital, Japan
Hiroshi Miyamoto, Kindai University, Japan
Mitsunori Yoshimoto, Sapporo Medical University, Japan
Masashi Miyazaki, Oita University, Japan
Jun Mizutani, Nagoya City University, Japan
Joji Mochida, Ebina General Hospital, Japan
Kanji Mori, Shiga University of Medical Science, Japan
Yasuo Morio, Misasa Onsen Hospital, Japan
Masutaro Morishita, Asao General Hospital, Japan
Hideki Murakami, Iwate Medical University, Japan
Yasuaki Murata, Teikyo University, Japan
Hideki Nagashima, Tottori University, Japan
Osamu Nakai, Kudanzaka Hospital, Japan
Hiroaki Nakamura, Osaka City University, Japan
Masaya Nakamura, Keio University, Japan
Yutaka Nakamura, Dokkyo Medical University, Japan
Kazuo Nakanishi, Kawasaki Medical School, Japan
Kazuyoshi Nakanishi, Hiroshima University, Japan
Ahmad Nassr, Mayo Clinic, USA
Motonobu Natsuyama, Shima Neyrosurgical Orthopedic Hospital, Japan
Masashi Neo, Osaka Medical College, Japan
Kotaro Nishida, Kobe University, Japan
Norihiro Nishida, Yamaguchi University, Japan
Hirokazu Nohara, Ohama Daiichi Hospital, Japan
Takenori Oda, Osaka Minami Medical Center, Japan
Itaru Oda, Hokkaido Seikeigeka Kinen Byoin, Japan
Tadanori Ogata, Ehime University, Japan
Seiji Ohtori, Chiba University, Japan
Atsushi Okawa, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan
Koichiro Okuyama, Akita Rosai Hospital, Japan
Atsushi Ono, Hirosaki Memorial Hospital, Japan
Koji Otani, Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Hiroshi Ozawa, Tohoku Medical And Pharmaceutical University, Japan
Jong-Beom Park, The Catholic University Of Korea, South Korea
Luiz Pimenta, Instituto De Patologia Da Coluna, Brazil
Yong QIU, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, China
Daniel Riew, Columbia University Medical Center, USA
Makkarand V. Risbud, Thomas Jefferson University, USA
Björn Rydevik, University Of Gothenburg, Sweden
Koichi Sairyo, Tokushima University, Japan
Masashi Saito, Taisei Hospital, Japan
Toshinori Sakai, Tokushima University, Japan
Daisuke Sakai, Tokai University, Japan
Dino Samartzis, The University Of Hong, Hong Kong
Katsuhiko Sato, Ohara General Hospital, Japan
Shigenobu Sato, Wajokai Eniwa Hospital, Japan
Kimiaki Sato, Kurume University, Japan
Atsushi Seichi, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Japan
Miho Sekiguchi, Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Ganga Hospital, India
Keiichiro Shiba, LWC Spinal Injuries Center, Japan
Yoichi Shimada, Akita University, Japan
Takachika Shimizu, Gunma Spine Center, Japan
Osamu Shirado, Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Tateru Shiraishi, Tokyo Dental University, Japan
Kevin Spratt, Dartmouth Medical School, USA
Kota Suda, Hokkaido Spinal Cord Injury Center, Japan
Hideki Sudo, Hokkaido University, Japan
Futoshi Suetsuna, Hachinohe City Hospital, Japan
Yoshihisa Sugimoto, Okayama University, Japan
Kyung-Soo Suk, Yonsei Gangnam Severance Hospital, South Korea
Masatoshi Sumi, Kobe Rosai Hospital, Japan
Hidenori Suzuki, Yamaguchi Univesity, Japan
Toshiya Tachibana, Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan
Toshihiko Taguchi, Yamaguchi Univesity, Japan
Keisuke Takahashi, Saitama Medical University, Japan
Jun Takahashi, Shinshu University, Japan
Masahiko Takahata, Hokkaido University, Japan
Masashi Takaso, Kitasato University, Japan
Tsuneo Takebayashi, Sapporo Medical University, Japan
Ryuichi Takemasa, Kochi Medical School, Japan
Katsushi Takeshita, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Yasuhisa Tanaka, Tohoku Chuo Hospital, Japan
Masato Tanaka, Okayama University, Japan
Nobuhiro Tanaka, Hiroshima University, Japan
Hiroshi Taneichi, Dokkyo Medical University, Japan
Shinichiro Taniguchi, Kansai Medical University, Japan
Paul LK Thng, Changi General Hospital, Singapore
Daisuke Togawa, Hamamatsu University School Of Medicine, Japan
Eiren Toh, Yamato Orthopaedic Clinic, Japan
Yasuaki Tokuhashi, Nihon University School Of Medicine, Japan
Yasumitsu Toribatake, Takaoka Koseiren Hospital, Japan
Yoshiaki Toyama, Keio University, Japan
Tomoaki Toyone, Showa University, Japan
Taichi Tsuji, Meijo Hospital, Japan
Takayoshi Ueta, LWC Spinal Injuries Center, Japan
Kazumasa Ueyama, Hirosaki Memorial Hospital , Japan
Kokichi Uno, NHO Kobe Medical Center, Japan
Takahiro Ushida, Aichi Medical University, Japan
Alexander Vaccaro, Rothman Institute, USA
Luiz Roberto Vialle, The Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
Eiji Wada, Osaka Keisatsu Hospital, Japan
Norimitsu Wakao, Aichi Medical University, Japan
Jeffrey C. Wang, The USC Spine Center, USA
Masahiko Watanabe, Tokai University, Japan
Kota Watanabe, Keio University, Japan
Kei Watanabe, Niigata University, Japan
Hee Kit Wong, National University Of Singapore, Singapore
Shoji Yabuki, Fukushima Medical University, Japan
Hiroshi Yamada, Wakayama Medical University, Japan
Masatsune Yamagata, Chiba Rosai Hopital, Japan
Toshihiko Yamashita, Sapporo Medical University, Japan
Masashi Yamazaki, University Of Tsukuba, Japan
Akiyoshi Yamazaki, Jinaikai Niigata Chuo Hospital, Japan
Jin-Sup Yeom, Seoul National University, South Korea
Kazunori Yone, Kagoshima University, Japan
Ikuho Yonezawa, Juntendo University, Japan
Munehito Yoshida, Wakayama Medical University, Japan
Toshitaka Yoshii, Tokyo Medical And Dental University, Japan
Yasutsugu Yukawa, Wakayama Medical University, Japan

Editorial Office

Spine Surgery and Related Research Editorial Office
3-46-10, Nishigahara, Kita-ku, Tokyo, 114-0024, Japan
E-mail: ssrr@kyorin.co.jp
Tel: +81 3-3910-4311
Fax: +81 3-3949-0230

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