Specialists in orthopedic surgery at Chi Mei foundation hospital diagnose and treat disorders of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves (the musculoskeletal system) in children and adults. The Department of Orthopedic Surgery comprises a multispecialty group of surgical, research and clinical doctors.Subspecialties within the department include joint reconstruction, pediatrics, sports medicine, trauma, spine, foot, hand, shoulder, elbow, and oncology. We serve with the technology needed to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis, outpatient treatment and rehabilitation for all types of musculoskeletal conditions.
Our team members:
Currently, there are ten full-term visiting staff (both surgical and orthopedic specialist with board certifications), from National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, LinKou, and National Cheng Kung University Hospital. They have expertise and technology of the various sub-specialties. Currently, we have eight residents and six nurse practitioners.
Joint Reconstruction: total joint replacement of knee and hip for degenerative arthritis, secondary osteoarthritis due to avascular necrosis or congenital anomaly, rheumatic arthritis, and post-traumatic arthritis. Specific implant device for peri-articular malignant tumor management and reconstruction.
Sports Medicine: give suggestion to prevent sport injury, make impression after physical examination and related assessments and discuss with patient about treatment options. Professional arthroscopic surgery to decrease damage of soft tissue and better post-operative recovery. Early intervention of specialized rehabilitation therapist in pre-operative and post-operative clinical care.
Spine Surgery: provide adequate clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning about compression fracture, spondylolsithesis, spondylolysis, herniated intervertebral disc, degenerative spine diseases, scoliosis, spine tumor……etc.
Traumatology: combine emergency department and intensive care unit to provide dedicated faculty and management for multiple trauma and critically ill patients. Tremendous experience with fractures. Highly integrated with the general surgery, and neurosurgery trauma teams.
Hand Surgery: specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with hand injuries, such as Flexor and extensor tendon injuries, fractures and dislocations of the hand and wrist, nerve compression syndromes , rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis of the hand, tumors of the hand.
Foot & Ankle Surgery: more focus in the evaluation of clinical symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients, such as such as Hallux valgus, tarsal coalition, plantar fascitis, osteochondral lesion of talus, Achilles tendinitis, arthritis of foot and ankle, Charcot joint, hammer toe, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction.
Oncology: We have assigned one young visiting staff to Taipei Veterans General Hospital for oncology training, focusing on diagnosis and surgical skill training. This subspecialty will be well established in 2 or 3 years.
Pediatric Orthopedics: provide detailed information about evaluation, treatment, and prognosis of common pediatric disease, such as developmental dysplasia of the hip, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Perthes disease, congenital anomalies, leg length discrepancy, physis injury, tumor…etc.
100 % pass rate of orthopedic specialist board examination with qualifications within the past five years
High-quality, advanced surgical and medical care for adults and children
Innovations in orthopedic research
Excellent training and education
Service to the community
Traumatology: Complex fractures and dislocations……etc.
Spine Surgery: compression fracture, spondylolsithesis, spondylolysis, herniated intervertebral disc, degenerative spine diseases, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, spine tumor……etc.
Sports Medicine: anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, arthroscopic meniscus repair, plica syndrome, musculoskeletal injury, rotator cuff tear, subacromial impingement syndrome, superior labrum anterior posterior, bicep tendon injury, Bankart repair, Achilles tendon tear, tennis elbow, muscle injury……etc.
Joint Reconstruction: total hip and knee replacement, revision surgery of THR and TKR, peri-articular malignant tumor reconstruction……etc.
Hand and Wrist Surgery: Arthroscopic diagnosis, flexor and extensor tendon injuries, fractures and dislocations of the hand and wrist, nerve compression syndromes (Carpal tunnel decompression), rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis of the hand, tumors of the hand, degenerative arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis, trigger finger……ect.
Foot& Ankle Surgery: Hallux valgus, tarsal coalition, plantar fascitis, osteochondral lesion of talus, Achilles tendinitis, arthritis of foot and ankle, Charcot joint, hammer toe, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, stress fracture of foot and ankle, Lisfranc injury, arthroscopic diagnosis, ankle impingement syndrome, flexor and extensor tendon injuries, fractures and dislocations of the foot and ankle
Pediatric Orthopedics: developmental dysplasia of the hip, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Perthes disease, congenital anomalies, clubfoot, leg length discrepancy, physis injury, tumor…etc.
Oncology: Ewing sarcoma, Osteosarcoma, tumors of the bone and soft tissue……etc