2. Guide for Visitors
  3. Department of Sensory, Cutaneous and Motor Organ Medicine -
    Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialized medical services

YOSHIKAWA Hideki Director of Orthopaedic Surgery

Director of Orthopaedic Surgery

A team of doctors from nine specialized orthopaedic surgery groups provides outpatients with a high level of specialized medical services, treating: tumors, hip joint diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, knee joint disease, shoulder joint diseases, spinal diseases, pediatric orthopedic diseases, hand diseases, and sports injuries.
The treated diseases include:

Bone tumors, soft tissue tumors, metastatic bone tumors
Hip joint diseases
Hip osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia
Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis of the foot
Knee joint disease
Osteoarthritis of the knee
Shoulder joint diseases
Rotator cuff tears, recurrent shoulder dislocation, pitching shoulder disorder
Spinal diseases
Cervical spondylotic radiculopathy/myelopathy, lumbar canal stenosis, lumbar disc herniation
Pediatric orthopaedic diseases
Clubfoot, congenital dislocation of the hip, bowleg, leg length discrepancy
Hand & upper limb diseases
Elbow/forearm/hand/finger osteoarthropathy and myotendinopathy, peripheral neuropathy, hand congenital malformation
Sports injuries
Knee and ankle joint ligament injuries, knee meniscus injuries, patella dislocation, osteochondritis dissecans, overuse

Special disorders

The team of doctors from specialized orthopaedic surgery groups treats outpatients suffering from the specialized diseases listed below:

Primary pelvic bone tumor, etc.
Hip joint diseases
Idiopathic osteonecrosis of the femoral head, loose artificial hip joint, etc.
Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis with deformation of the ankle
Shoulder joint diseases
Shoulder instability, etc.
Spinal diseases
Ossification of spine ligament, etc.
Pediatric orthopaedic diseases
Dwarfism associated with skeletal dysplasias
Hand & upper limb diseases
Post-injury deformation of upper limb, brachial plexus injury, hand tumors, etc.
Sports injuries
Multi-ligamentous knee injury, cartilage injuries, etc.

We proactively introduce robot- or computer-assisted surgery in implant arthroplasty and corrective osteotomy, attaining satisfactory treatment outcomes.

Considerations in referring your patients to Orthopaedic Surgery

We accept, in principle, referrals only from doctors of orthopaedic surgery (adult diseases), and pediatrics/obstetrics and gynecology (pediatric diseases). Other referrals may be accepted only with the consent of the doctor in attendance, taking exceptional circumstances into account.
For referrals to spinal surgery, appointments are determined by our specialized surgeon; accordingly, it takes one to four days to receive a reply from the Social Service Department.
Your referrals, X-ray/CT/MRI images are helpful in facilitating diagnosis and treatment of both new and revisiting patients. Please prepare these materials and ask your patients to bring the materials with them.


Guide for Visitors
Outpatient consultation days
Monday to Friday
Non-consultation days
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays
New Year’s Holidays:
Dec. 29 to Jan. 3
Consultation times
First visit: 8:30 am to 11:00 am

First-time visitors to Osaka University Hospital must have a referral from a physician.

Revisit: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Revisit with appointment: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

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We cannot answer questions about diseases or treatments by telephone or mail. Please ask in consultation at the hospital.