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The International Journal of Spine Surgery is the official scientific journal of the ISASS - International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, The Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, The International Intradiscal Therapy Society, the Bttner-Janz Spine Foundation and The Pittsburgh Spine Summit. The goal of The International Journal of Spine Surgery  is to promote and disseminate online the most up-to-date scientific and clinical research into innovations in motion preservation and new spinal surgery technology, including basic science, biologics, and tissue engineering. The Journal is dedicated to educating spine surgeons worldwide via video and interactive technologies and by reporting on the scientific basis, indications, surgical techniques, complications, outcomes, and follow-up data for promising spinal procedures.