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Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Our division performs surgical procedures on patients with congenital and developmental disorders of the extremities. We also deal with trauma and acute inflammation diseases in the extremities in cooperation with the emergency doctors at the hospital.

Planning your visit (for patients)

http://www.ncchd.go.jp/en/hospital/outpatient/index.html

Medical services

Four certified orthopaedic surgeons and several fellows treat patients in our division. Two of our orthopaedic surgeons are also certified hand surgeons.

Diagnosis and treatment policy

Our policy is to ensure that all children with disorders of the extremities have access to effective diagnostics and therapy in order to improve limb function and enhance quality of life.

Specialties

Our expertise encompasses the treatment of deformities and dysfunction of the upper and lower extremities listed below, using standard and advanced techniques such as bone lengthening with Ilizarov devices or unilateral elongation devices, free vascularized bone transfers, muscle transfers with neurovascular pedicles as well as tendon transfers.

Disorders of the upper extremities

We have accepted and treated a lot of congenital differencies and post-traumatic deformities since the NCCHD opened in 2002.

Congenital differences of the hands, wrists, forearms and elbows

Radioulnar synostosis, Madelung’s deformity, congenital clubhand, polydactyly, syndactyly, thumb hypoplasia, macrodactyly, hypoplastic thumb, cleft hand, camptodactyly, clinodactyly.

Clinical trial

We are conducting a clinical trial to move the prosthetic hands consistently for patients with congenital arm deficiencies, under an approval by clinical research ethics review board at NCCHD.

Contact

Takehiko Takagi, MD, PhD

Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgical Specialties, NCCHD

E-mail: ortho@ncchd.go.jp

Post-traumatic deformities of the upper limbs

Cubitus varus/valgus deformity, elbow contracture, obstetrical brachial plexus palsy.

Disorders of the lower extremities

Developmental dysplasia of the hip (congenital dislocation of the hip), Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, congenital clubfoot, vertical talus, metatarsus adductus (pigeon toe), pes cavus (high instep), tibial deficiency, fibular deficiency, femoral deficiency, hemihypertrophy, bow legs and knock-knees, pseudarthrosis of the tibia, polydactyly, syndactyly, macrodactyly, curly toes, juvenile idiopathic arthropathy, Osgood-Schlatter disease.

Disorders of the neck and spine

Muscular torticollis, atlantoaxial rotatory fixation, atlantoaxial instability due to Down syndrome, idiopathic scoliosis, kyphosis.

Benign tumors

Osteochondroma, enchondroma, hemangioma, fibrous dysplasia, bone cyst, fibrocortical defect, giant cell tumor of tendon sheath, ganglion.


Fellowship Program

We welcome international fellows from all over the world. The fellows can learn pediatric hand (congenital differences and traumas) as well as general pediatric orthopaedics. In addition, the fellows can be exposed to the clinical cases and surgeries, and have opportunities to participate in weekly conferences and rounds, and discuss any cases with us. Our division has many publications /presentations in international or domestic journals/scientific meetings. The fellows have opportunities to write scientific papers and have presentations, depending on their own motivation.

If you have any questions about the international fellowship program, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Takehiko Takagi, MD, PhD

Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Surgical Specialties, NCCHD

E-mail: ortho@ncchd.go.jp