Orthopaedic Surgery

kao Shuichi Matsuda, M.D., Ph.D.Professor  btn

Orthopaedic Surgery
We, orthopaedic surgeons, treat patients who suffer diseases and injuries in the musculo-skeletal system. Most of the people experience knee, shoulder, or low back pain in a lifetime. Femoral or vertebral fracture is the second popular cause that leads the elderly people to become bedridden. We believe that overcoming functional disability of the musculo-skeletal system contributes not only to the happiness of an individual patient but also to the welfare of our whole society. We aim for all people moving their body without difficulties throughout their life.

Research and Education

Skeletal formation/functional regulation group is focusing on genome-wide and systemic analyses of gene and protein expression, function in skeletogenesis using molecular biological, biochemical, and mouse genetics approaches. Biomaterial group has developed and is developing many bioactive implants, some of which have been applied clinically in orthopaedic surgery. Biomechanics group is developing a new knee prosthesis using computer simulation technology and analyzing spine biomechanics. Tumor group is researching on molecular mechanisms of generation of bone and soft tissue tumor and its application to clinical cases. Regenerative medicine in damaged skeleton is being advanced by collaboration with Center for iPS Cell Research and Application. Cartilage metabolism/rheumatology group is experimentally investigating the mechanisms of joint destruction in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and developing novel therapies by collaboration with other departments and institutes. Peripheral nerve group is working on the nerve regeneration, trying to apply the method for treating nerve degeneration and injury.


Recent Publications

1.Kuriyama S, Ishikawa M, Furu M, Ito H, Matsuda S. Malrotated tibial component increases medial collateral ligament tension in total knee arthroplasty. J Orthop Res. 2014; 32:1658-66.
2.Arai R, Nimura A, Yamaguchi K, Yoshimura H, Sugaya H, Saji T, Matsuda S, Akita K. The anatomy of the coracohumeral ligament and its relation to the subscapularis muscle. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014; 23:1575-81.
3.Fujibayashi S, Hynes RA, Otsuki B, Kimura H, Takemoto M, Matsuda S. Effect of Indirect Neural Decompression Through Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion (OLIF) for Degenerative Lumbar Disease. Spine. 2015; 40(3):E175-182.
4.Kawai T, Takemoto M, Fujibayashi S, Tanaka M, Akiyama H, Nakamura T, Matsuda S. Comparison between alkali heat treatment and sprayed hydroxyapatite coating on thermally-sprayed rough Ti surface in rabbit model: Effects on bone-bonding ability and osteoconductivity.J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2014 [Epub ahead of print]
5.Murata K, Ito H, Yoshitomi H, Yamamoto K, Fukuda A, Yoshikawa J, Furu M, Ishikawa M, Shibuya H, Matsuda S. Inhibition of miR-92a enhances fracture healing via promoting angiogenesis in a model of stabilized fracture in young mice. J Bone Miner Res. 2014; 29:316-26.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Professor : Shuichi Matsuda
Associate Professor : Hiromu Ito
Senior Lecturer : Akio Sakamoto, Soichi Ohta
Assistant Professor : Bungo Ohtsuki, Shinichi Kuriyama, Ryuzo Arai, Yutaka Kuroda, Shimei Tanida
[Department of Musculoskeletal Reconstruction(Endowed Chair)]
Program-Specific Professor : Shunsuke Fujibayashi
Program-Specific Senior Lecturer : Koji Goto
Program-Specific Assistant Professor : Shinichiro Nakamura
[Department of Advanced Medicine for Rheumatic Diseases (Endowed Chair)]
Program-Specific Assistant Professor : Kohei Nishitani, Koichi Murata
[Institute for Advancement of Clinical and Translational Science(iACT)]
Associate Professor : Takeshi Okamoto
[Rehabilitation Unit]
Associate Professor : Ryosuke Ikeguchi
URL : http://www.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~seikeigeka/