a society for spinal surgeons in Sweden. The primary goal of the society
is to provide high-quality spinal surgery care in Sweden. The society
fosters this goal by advocating excellence in education and research in
the field of spinal surgery, as well as by disseminating sound treatment
guidelines rooted in evidence-based medicine.
The society is open to all orthopedists and neurosurgeons active in the
field of spinal surgery who routinely practice surgery for lumbar disc
herniation. The society's practitioners address all aspects of spinal
surgery, including degenerative conditions (disc herniation, spinal
stenosis, etc.), fractures, tumors, deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis,
spondylolisthesis), rheumatoid arthritis and infections in children and
The society holds annual meetings that encompass a formal meeting of the
society, scientific proceedings, and discussions about educational and
organizational issues. Grants are awarded to promising research projects.
society's membership roster can be found
under the members tab
with information about
where members work and the positions they hold.
The 4S care program
for management of spinal disorders can be accessed on the website by
following the link. The society approves the information on our website,
though such approval is not necessarily a recommendation.
Rapid progress in spinal surgery has produced a variety of care programs,
benefiting the advancement of our field.
Even specialists find it difficult to stay abreast of these rapid
developments; the number of scientific meetings is far too immense for any
single person, patient, clinician or researcher to fully cover.
spinal surgery meetings is available on the website. 4S also provides a
summary report of major spinal surgery conferences worldwide. Of course
such reports reflect the personal choices and values of the author, and
not those of the society.
implant front has undergone extremely rapid development over the past 15 years
and continues to do so. There is great need for an overview of the market
and for information about new products, especially the results of
biomechanical and clinical trials of new products. Our website provides
links to manufacturers and distributors of spinal implants and products
used in spinal surgery.