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Orthopedics, Traumatology and Spine Surgery
Bone and Joint Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery and Sport Medicine

  • Toru Hasegawa, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
  • Shigeru Mitani, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
  • Nobuhiro Abe, M.D., Ph.D., Professor

Main Areas and Themes of Research

 The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Kawasaki Medical School provides high-quality, personalized care for every orthopedic condition, including trauma, spine disorders, knee and hip disorders, and athletic injuries.

 The Orthopedic Surgery unit at Kawasaki Medical School Hospital includes orthopedic surgeons and other professionals devoted to diagnosing and treating a complete range of diseases and injuries. Our highly skilled specialists combine their experience and research with the latest technology to offer comprehensive orthopedic services. We also have expertise in designing rehabilitation programs to assist patients in returning to an active lifestyle.

Services Provided

The orthopedics program at Kawasaki Medical School Hospital comprises expert specialists who focus on the diagnosis and treatment of any problem concerning the bones, joints, spine or other parts of the musculoskeletal system.

Services include:

Hand Surgery Program

Kawasaki Medical School Hospital is nationally recognized for its expertise in hand, elbow and shoulder care. Our highly skilled surgeons have vast and extensive experience in microsurgery and reconstructive surgery.

Joint Replacement Surgery Program

Orthopedic surgeons at Kawasaki Medical School Hospital have been pioneers in joint replacement techniques, including minimally invasive knee and hip replacement. We have extensive experience in using cementless implants and knee implants that promise better outcomes for patients.

Orthopedic Trauma Program

Our surgeons are skilled at treating acute fractures, post-traumatic deformities and nonunions, including injuries to the pelvis and limbs.

Spine Program

Kawasaki Medical School Hospital is fully equipped to treat patients with spine, back and neck problems. Our expert team has expertise in treating herniated disc, spinal fusion and spinal stenosis, and performs innovative non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Program

The goals of the program are: (1) Development of clinical skills to facilitate excellence in the prevention and management of sport-related injuries, (2) Expanded understanding of basic principles about conditioning, training, athletic performance, soft tissue biomechanics and injury healing, (3) Enhancement of technical skills appropriate for advanced operative intervention.