Orthopedic SurgeryMedicine and Medical Science

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

Orthopedic 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.

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Research and Education

Biomaterial group has developed many orthopaedic implants, especially bioactive ones, some of which have been applied clinically, and is vigorously developing bioactive and antibacterial metal implants. 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 therapy for damaged musculoskeletal tissue is being advanced by collaboration with Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, and the clinical trial of cartilage regenerative therapy with iPS cell technology for knee cartilage injuries is now under preparation. 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, including the clinical application of nerve conduits created from autologous cells using a 3D printer.


Computer simulation for total knee arthroplasty

Recent Publications

  1. Wear resistance of first-generation highly cross-linked annealed polyethylene in cementless total hip arthroplasty is maintained 20 years after surgery. Orita K, Goto K, Kuroda Y, Kawai T, Okuzu Y, Matsuda S.Bone Joint J. 2022 Feb;104-B(2):200-205.
  2. Comparative Study of Circumferential Decompression and Posterior Decompression in Palliative Surgery for Metastatic Thoracic Spinal Tumors. Otsuki B, Miyazaki K, Kakutani K, Fujibayashi S, Shimizu T, Murata K, Takahashi Y, Nakayama T, Kuroda R, Matsuda S.Clin Spine Surg. 2022 Nov 1;35(9):E685-E692.
  3. Number of Levels of Spinal Fusion Associated with the Rate of Joint-Space Narrowing in the Hip. Kawai T, Shimizu T, Goto K, Kuroda Y, Okuzu Y, Fujibayashi S, Matsuda S.J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 Jun 2;103(11):953-960.
  4. Excessive flexed position of the femoral component was associated with poor new Knee Society Score after total knee arthroplasty with the Bi-Surface knee prosthesis. Nishitani K, Kuriyama S, Nakamura S, Umatani N, Ito H, Matsuda S. Bone Joint J. 2020 Jun;102-B(6_Supple_A):36-42.
  5. Nerve regeneration using the Bio 3D nerve conduit fabricated with spheroids. Ikeguchi R, Aoyama T, Tanaka M, Noguchi T, Ando M, Yoshimoto K, Sakamoto D, Iwai T, Miyazaki Y, Akieda S, Ikeya M, Nakayama K, Matsuda S.J Artif Organs. 2022 Dec;25(4):289-297.


Professor : Shuichi Matsuda
Associate Professor : Bungo Otsuki
Senior Lecturer : Shinichi Kuriyama, Yutaka Kuroda
Assistant Professor : Kohei Nishitani, Toshiyuki Kawai, Takashi Noguchi, Takayoshi Shimizu, Yaichiro Okuzu, Takashi Sono
[Department of Musculoskeletal Reconstruction(Endowed Chair)]
Program-Specific Professor : Akio Sakamoto
Program-Specific Senior Lecturer : Shinichiro Nakamura,
Program-Specific Assistant Professor : Yugo Morita
[Department of Advanced Medicine for Rheumatic Diseases (Endowed Chair)]
Program-Specific Assistant Professor : Koichi Murata, Takayuki Fujii
[Rehabilitation Unit]
Professor : Ryosuke Ikeguchi

URL : http://www.seikei.kuhp.kyoto-u.ac.jp/

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