Surgery which is performed to cure spinal cord injuries or damage is known as spinal surgery. There are mainly four types of spinal surgery and the include diskectomy, foraminotomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion. In case of discectomy, the surgery includes removal of some parts of the disk or in some cases the whole disk. In case of foraminotomy, widening of opening in the back takes place. In case of laminectomy, removal of lamina takes place. Lastly spinal fusion comprise of joining of two different bones together so that the spine can work correctly. Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders related to spine.
High-impact journals are those considered to be highly influential in their respective fields. The impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
Last date updated on July, 2014