Safak Ekinci

Safak Ekinci

GATA Haydarpaşa Military Hospital, Istanbul

Title: Spinal Tuberculosis


He started medical training at Gülhane Military Medical Academy. I graduated from this school in 1994 as a medical doctor. In 1997, I started orthopedics and traumatology residency training and graduated in 2001 as a specialist doctor from Gülhane Military Medical Academy Orthopedics and Traumatology Clinic. I worked for 14 years in different military hospitals in Turkey as an Orthopaedics and Traumatology specialist.He has been working since 2012 as head doctor at the Agri Military Hospital.


Spinal tuberculosis (TB) is a significant form of TB, causing spinal deformity and paralysis. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for avoiding multivertebral destruction, and are critical for improving outcomes in spinal TB. We believe that the appropriate treatment method should be implemented at the early stage of this disease and that the Gulhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi (GATA) classification system can be considered a practical guide for spinal TB treatment planning in all countries.