The editorial boards and I are pleased to provide you with this collection of some of the most frequently accessed and viewed articles from 2017 in our four journals: Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, and Neurosurgical Focus. In this exclusive print run, you will find outstanding articles from leading neurosurgical centers on a randomized controlled trial for cranioplasty, the origins of JFK’s chronic back pain, and the importance of ventricular catheter entry site in predicting shunt survival.
We hope you will enjoy reading this “best of” collection from the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group. These articles provide a glimpse of the myriad of papers published in 2017 that cover the latest advances in the field of neurosurgery. As we adhere to our vision to publish articles of the highest scientific caliber, we hope you will agree that these papers help advance the art and science of neurosurgery and its related disciplines worldwide.
With best wishes,
James T Rutka, MD, PhD