Volume 16 | Issue 1 | January-March 2021 | Page 2 | Dhiraj V. Sonawane
Authers: Dhiraj V. Sonawane 
 Department of Orthopaedics, Grant Medical College And Sir J.J. Group Of Hospitals, Byculla, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Address of Correspondence
Dr. Dhiraj Sonawane,
Department of Orthopaedics, Grant Medical College And Sir J.J. Group Of Hospitals, Byculla,Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Tuberculosis of Spine- Do we know everything about it?
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the oldest disease described in almost all ancient civilizations. It has serious medical, social and financial impacts, being an important public health issue, especially in India. Spinal tuberculosis is a disease extensively studied and researched in India as it bears most cases load in world. Extra-pulmonary TB accounts for about 15–20% of TB cases with spinal tuberculosis being the most common form of skeletal tuberculosis, constituting approximately 50% of all cases.
Every orthopaedic surgeon has treated this disorder from there resident training to qualified clinical practise. Though the guidelines and extensive research had made us better in managing this disorder there are many grey area in this black and white of guidelines.
This issue focussing on “Spinal Tuberculosis” is all about standard practise & controversies in Spinal tuberculosis from the masters in the Spinal tuberculosis who had studied these disorders for decades and are torch bearer for us in dark.Many controversies in spinal tuberculosis on confusing clinic radiological appearance, to few scenario where surgeries needed or not to approaching the diseased area anterior through thorax or posterior still exist.
In the present edition of “Journal of Trauma & Orthopedic ” we have tried to elaborate detailed description of spinal tuberculosi.
Every Topic who has been selected for this “Spinal tuberculosis symposium” is evidence with experience cocktail which will gives you best flavour of knowledge with practicality. These Experts believe in their work and applying the same what they mentioned in this symposium.
I thank contributors Dr. Ram Chhaddha, Dr. Abhey Nene, Dr. Vishal Kundanani, Dr. Shailesh Hadgaokar, Dr. Dhiraj Sonawane (self) for exceptional content & updating us through current practising guidelines in this symposium.
Dr. Dhiraj V. Sonawane
Chief Editor – Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery
|How to Cite this article: Sonawane D. Tuberculosis of Spine – Do we know everything about it?. Journal of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery January-March 2021;16(1): 2.|