Organization profile

Organisation profile

The department was established in June 1988, when the NCKU hospital was officially inaugurated, a move highlighting the significance of sports orthopedics as a professional discipline in modern medicine. At its initial stage, the department was staffed with only three instructors from the College of Medicine, who doubled as attendant physicians in the hospital. They managed to overcome all difficulties in an effort to lay a solid foundation for orthopedic education, research and clinical service in the department as well as in southern Taiwan. In 1998, as a response to the needs for higher quality of medical service and subspecialty training, the department was restructured into four divisions and one research laboratory. Now the department has expanded its staff with seven attendant physicians and thirteen resident physicians. All of them are outstanding in their clinical performance and contributions to the financial growth of the hospital. Meanwhile, the department is furnished with orthopedics wards with a capacity of 50 beds. On average the department receives a total of 4,600 outpatients and administers 350 operations per month. Besides medical service, the department shoulders the responsibilities for resident physician internship, clinical instruction, and orthopedics-related research in order to elevate Taiwan’s medical service and research on orthopedics to world-class status. Therefore, the physicians of the department endeavor to engage in clinical service, medical research and clinical instruction with a strong presence in the discipline of orthopedics domestically and internationally. Their efforts have paid off, as evidenced by the fact that our resident physicians always pass the annual specialist physician examination and are ranked at the top of the list.

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Durapatite Chemical Compounds
Knee Replacement Arthroplasties Medicine & Life Sciences
Hydroxyapatite Engineering & Materials Science
Hip Medicine & Life Sciences
Tendons Medicine & Life Sciences
Bone Engineering & Materials Science
Coatings Engineering & Materials Science
Bone and Bones Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 1995 2020

Research Output 1985 2019

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Combined With Modified Superior Capsule Reconstruction as Reinforcement by the Long Head of the Biceps

Chiang, C. H., Shaw, L., Chih, W. H., Yeh, M. L. & Su, W. R., 2019 Oct, In : Arthroscopy Techniques. 8, 10, p. e1223-e1231

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Rotator Cuff
Shoulder Joint

Biceps Detachment Preserves Joint Function in a Chronic Massive Rotator Cuff Tear Rat Model: Letter to the Editor

Lin, Y. J., Hong, C. K. & Su, W-R., 2019 Apr 1, In : American Journal of Sports Medicine. 47, 5, p. NP34

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Rotator Cuff Injuries

Biomechanical investigation of dynamic hip screw and wire fixation on an unstable intertrochanteric fracture

Wu, H. F., Chang, C. H., Wang, G. J., Lai, K. A. & Chen, C. H., 2019 Apr 24, In : Biomedical engineering online. 18, 1, 49.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hip Fractures
Electric wiring