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.


Department Name
Professor Masahiko Ikeuchi
Guest Professor Kenji Ishida
Associate Professor Ryuichi Takemasa
Assistant Professor Yusuke Okanoue
Assistant Professor Masashi Izumi
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor Kazunobu Kida
Specially Appointed Assistant Lecturer Hiroaki Ueba
Specially Appointed Assistant Lecturer Yoshinori Satake
Assistant Lecturer Yasunori Nagano
Assistant Lecturer Katsuhito Kiyasu
Assistant Lecturer Hirofumi Namba
Assistant Lecturer Koji Aso
Assistant Lecturer Natsuki Sugimura
Kochi Medical School Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Kochi Medical School
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery