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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

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 The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Kochi University provides a complete range of treatments for musculoskeletal disorders. Our practice is the only one in Kochi prefecture that encompasses every orthopaedic subspecialty, including adult reconstruction, sports medicine, spine surgery, musculoskeletal tumor, hand surgery and trauma. Our mission is to provide superb treatment services to our patients, educate undergraduates / resident surgeons, and gain orthopaedic knowledge through basic , clinical and translational research.

Research areas

 Pathophysiology of joint diseases, musculoskeletal pain, arthroplasty, sports medicine, clinical electrophysiology, spine biomechanics and biomaterials.


Professor: Masahiko Ikeuchi
Associate Professor: Ryuichi Takemasa
Assistant Professor: Motohiro Kawasaki
Assistant Lecturer: Yusuke Okanoue
Assistant Lecturer: Katsuhito Kiyasu
Specially Appointed Assistant Lecturer: Hiroaki Ueba
Assistant Lecturer: Masashi Izumi
Assistant Lecturer: Nobuaki Tadokoro
Assistant Lecturer: Koji Aso
Kochi Medical School Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Kochi Medical School
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Tel: +81-88-880-2387