Orthopedic Surgery Faculty / Medical Staff >

This is an area of research into the bones in the extremities and the spine and the surrounding tissues such as muscles, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels, and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries in the foregoing.

Major areas of treatment

  • Knee (knee joint): Sports injuries such as damage to the cruciate ligament or the semilunar cartilage, arthritis (degenerative, rheumatic)
  • Sacrum (hip joint): Head of femur avascular necrosis, arthritis (degenerative, rheumatic)
  • Upper extremities (hands and arms): Diseases or injuries in the wrist or elbow, upper extremity peripheral nerve diseases or injuries
  • Shoulder (shoulder joint): Ligament injuries, dislocation, frozen shoulder, arthritis (degenerative, rheumatic)
  • Spine: Herniated cervical or lumbar disc, degenerative spinal diseases, spinal stenosis, spinal malformation
  • Pediatric: Congenital malformation, growth impairment, infection, tumor, traumas that occurr in children
  • Tumor: Benign or malignant tumors that occur in the bones, muscles, nerves, or blood vessels in the extremities or the spine
    For the past 20 years, our department has grown to include the sub-specializations of eight different major centers and fields: Arthroplasty surgery center (mainly hip and knee), arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine center (mainly shoulder and knee), spine center, pediatric surgery center, hand and wrist, foot and ankle, tumor, and trauma.

Strong points

Our department has been publishing more than 20 original articles in international SCI(E) journals each year, leading the hospital and the nation in the field of orthopedic surgery. Many of the recently published papers have been based on numerous clinical experiences in difficult primary surgical cases and revisions. The leading cases of surgery are currently knee joint replacements, hip joint replacements, hip revisions of primary replacements, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs and related surgeries, shoulder replacements, arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions and meniscus surgeries, spinal stenosis, treatment of LCP pediatric disease and complex hand and wrist deformity and trauma surgeries, malignant bone tumor salvage surgeries, and periarticular fracture surgeries.

Furthermore, our solid international reputation had been proven with numerous foreign orthopedic surgeons from all over the globe visiting our department every year to do a short-term observation course up to a year-long fellowship. As a tertiary hospital in Korea whose hospital and department have been considered the ultimate place to be for orthopedic care in the nation, we have been working endlessly and tirelessly to live up to our reputation. As a result, many foreign patients fly over to receive surgery and care from our department. We strive to pursue even higher-end service without resting on our laurels, to satisfy our patients with flawless surgical performance and reliable post-op care.

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Patients' Rights

1. Right to receive medical care

Patients have the right to receive proper medical and nursing services for their Health Protection and Promotion and they will not be discriminated for gender, age, religion, status, nationality, language, race, or physical/mental/financial circumstances nor be violated of their health. Medical team may not deny medical care without justifiable reason.

2. Right to be informed & autonomous decision

Patients have the right to receive be well-informed and to inquire in detail about the treating physician’s specialty, status of their disease, purpose of the treatment, treatment plan, method, expected results and side effects of the treatment, discharge plan, medical cost, whether or not they are a subject to medical research, organ transplant/donation and etc, and to decide whether to give consent. Patients may stop or deny specific treatment or planned medical care within the ethical guideline and may decide on an alternative treatment.

3. Right to have confidentiality

Patients will not be violated of their rights to confidentiality regarding their physical/health status and privacy. Medical team and facility may not reveal or announce patient’s confidential information, including personal information, unless patient has gives consent or specified in the law, such as criminal investigation.

4. Right to request for consultation and mediation

Patients may request for consultation and mediation from an internal or external agency (Korea Consumer Agency, Korea Medical Dispute Mediation and Arbitration Agency) in the event of any medical dispute.

5. Right to be respected of values or beliefs

Patients will not be discriminated for their culture, religious values or beliefs, and their rights will not be violated.

6. Right to be physically protected and to have stability of mind and bod

Patients have the right to be protected from possible danger in the hospital and to have the stability of mind and body.

Patients’Responsibilities

1. Responsible to trust and respect the medical team

Patients must accurately inform the medical team of their health condition, trust and respect the medical team’s treatment plan. Patients may be responsible for consequences which results from not following the instruction.

2. Responsible to not use dishonest method for medical treatment

Patients must reveal their identity before receiving any medical care and must not use false or dishonest method, such as receiving medical case under disguised ownership.

3. Responsible to abide by all hospital regulations

Patients must abide by all hospital regulations, respect hospital staff and other patients, and earnestly fulfill the financial obligation to the hospital.