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Updated : July 21, 2021

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Members

Professor/Yasuhito Tanaka
Professor/Shohei Omokawa
Professor/Kanya Honoki
Professor/Akira Kido
Associate Professor/Akira Taniguchi
Lecturer/Munehiro Ogawa
Associate Professor/Kenji Kawamura
Lecturer/Hideki Shigematsu
Lecturer/Naoki Maegawa
Lecturer/Hiromasa Fujii
Assistant Professor/Yukako Ishida
Lecturer/Yasuaki Nakanishi
Lecturer/Yoshinobu Uchihara
Lecturer/Takamasa Shimizu
Assistant Professor/Yusuke Inagaki
Assistant Professor/Ryota Hara
Lecturer/Kazuya Inoue
Assistant Professor/Hiroaki Kurokawa
Assistant Professor/Shinji Tsukamoto
Assistant Professor/Sachiko Kawasaki
Assistant Professor/Shimpei Kurata

Overview

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery was established by the late Dr. Yutaka Onji in 1954. Professor emeritus Susumu Tamai developed through the world first replantation of the thumb in 1965 and the Japan’s first development of total ankle arthroplasty by professor emeritus Yoshinori Takakura in 1975.

Since the appointment of Dr. Yasuhito Tanaka in 2009, we have established the Susumu Tamai Memorial Limb Trauma Center, the Center for Rheumatic Diseases, and the Rehabilitation Center, and started endowed courses in artificial joints and regenerative medicine, sports medicine, hand surgery, and orthopaedic oncology and reconstructive medicine.

Our department consists of a clinical group focused on foot and ankle, hand and microsurgery, shoulder joint, hip joint, knee joint, spine, bone and soft tissue tumors, pediatric orthopedics, and trauma, in addition to a cross-sectional research group focused on regenerative medicine for bone and cartilage, sports medicine, and rheumatology. We collaborate within and across the institution to make progress in our studies. We are known globally for our research, including the development of our original method of laminoplasty (Nara method) and the first application of mesenchymal stem cells for the prosthesis for artificial joint implants. Under the slogan of “Liberty and Equality”, all constituent members in our department strongly advance research activities night and day with higher motivation.

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