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Joint Disease&Reconstruction Center

Introduction to the Center

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In the Joint Disease & Reconstruction center, 11 faculty members are performing diagnoses and treatments in areas idivided into cerebral palsy/pediatric orthopedic/feet , deformation correction/hip joint, intractable cervical spinal diseases/spinal diseases, knee joint and sports medicine, shoulder joint/bone· soft tissue tumor, and hand diseases/microsurgery. Staring out with around 27,000 outpatients, 18,000 inpatients, and 1,500 surgeries plus approximately 70 papers published in domestic/overseas academic journals in 2003, this center has grown with around 58,000 outpatients, 27,000 inpatients, and 3,200 surgeries performed in a year as of 2007.

Miracle of 0% infection ratio after artificial hip joint surgeries

The Joint Disease & Reconstruction center obtained an amazing outcome of zero infection after 627 primary artificial hip joint surgeries performed since its opening in May 2003 until December 2007. Compared to the infection ratio of 1~2% after total hip joint replacements with artificial joints in large hospitals in the USA, the 0% infection ratio of Seoul National University Bundang Hospital can be said to be a remarkable feat.

Spasticity clinic for cerebral palsy patients

A spasticity clinic where professors from the orthopedic department, rehabilitation medicine department, and neurosurgery department gather together to diagnose and treat muscular spasticity caused by cerebral palsy is operated, and it is earning raves so far.

Treatments & Services

  • Orthopedic department: neuromuscle, child diseases, foot diseases, cerebral palsy, hip joint diseases, artificial hip joint, knee joint, artificial knee joint, shoulder joint, bone/soft tissue tumor, hand diseases, microsurgery, peripheral nervous diseases, spinal diseases, sports medicine
  • Department of Internal Medicine for Rheumatology: rheumatic arthritis, rheumatic diseases
Chairperson
Yeom, Jin Sup

Yeom, Jin-Sup | M.D.
Specialty : Cervical spine surgery

highcervical@gmail.com

 
Yeom, Jin-Sup | M.D., Ph.D., Professor
highcervical@gmail.com
http://cervical.kr/eng/

Professor Yeom specializes only in cervical spine surgery and he is not doing thoraco-lumbar surgery. Particularly, he is interested in highly difficult cervical operations. He is also interested in computer-assisted surgery including presurgical computer simulation, which he is doing before most of his highly-challenging cervical operations such as C1-C2 surgery and/or cervical screw fixation.


Rheumatology
Lee, Yun-Jong

Lee, Yun-Jong | M.D.



 
As a rheumatology specialist, Lee did his residency at SNU Hospital and had training as visiting scholar at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. His practice involves patients with arthritis and systemic rheumatic disease, and he has clinical interest in vasculitis including Behcet’s disease, Sjogren syndrome, and systemic sclerosis. His current research includes basic research on pathophysiology and new treatments using arthritis synovial cells and chondrocytes and salivary gland and skin cells.
Kang, Eun-Ha

Kang, Eun-Ha | M.D.



 
Dr. Kang’s current research includes the development of novel therapeutic substance against rheumatoid arthritis using Korean traditional herb extracts. To investigate the action mechanisms of these extracts and to assess their efficacy, molecular works and animal studies are being performed. As an active rheumatologist, she is also involved in studies to investigate the long term prognostic factors regarding interstitial lung disease found in systemic sclerosis and inflammatory myopathy.


Orthopedic Surgery
Koo, Kyung-Hoi

Koo, Kyung-Hoi | M.D.

khkoo@snu.ac.kr


 
Dr. Koo, leader of the Hip Joint Division of SNU Bundang Hospital Joint Center, has been working on the researches regarding pathogenesis, natural history, and prognosis of the femoral head osteonecrosis. He is a world expert on osteotomy; a joint preserving operation in patients with osteonecrosis. He serves as the president of ARCO (Association Research Circulation Osseous), international expert group for osteonecrosis since 2012. Dr. Koo has performed thousands of hip joint replacements and he has extensive specialty training in the surgical treatment of complex hip disorders, including secondary or revision joint replacement surgery and infected joints. Dr. Koo has been instrumental in bringing a revolutionary hip replacement; ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty. His team developed a new hip prosthesis for revision surgery and osteoporotic hip fracture. He has published over 60 articles and book chapters regarding femoral head osteonecrosis, osteotomy and hip replacement arthroplasty. His team is presently working on new techniques of arthroscopic surgery in several hip disease including femoroacetabular impingement and sports injury around hip joint.
Kim, Tae-Kyun

Kim, Tae-Kyun | M.D.




 
Professor Kim is the section chief at the Patellar Surgery Division of SNU Bundang Hospital Joint Center. He is currently engaged in the diagnosis, research, and education for patients with patellar diseases. He took orthopedic and knee joint surgeon courses at SNU Hospital. He earned his PhD in joint cartilage regeneration by tissue engineering and did researches on arthroplasty, sports medical science, and tissue engineering at Louisville Arthroplasty Center (Kentucky) and Johns Hopkins Hospital in USA. With his remarkable accomplishments in diagnosis and research performance on total knee arthroplasty and ligament reconstruction, he currently participates in a project that aims at developing optimal artificial joints for Asians by running a multinational research team (Korea, Japan, China, India, and Australia).
Oh, Joo Han

Oh, Joo-Han | M.D.
Specialty : shoulder and elbow surgery, Sports medicine, Arthroscopy

ohjh1@snu.ac.kr

 
M.D., Ph.D.

Professor Oh and his team take charge of shoulder and elbow diseases. He specializes in arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery for rotator cuff tear, labral tears, osteoarthritis, and fractures​ around shoulder and elbow​. He also runs a ​s​ports ​medicine ​clinic for baseball, golf, and tennis professionals and general ​populations with ​sports injuries on ​shoulder and elbow. For basic research, ​he focuses on joint disorder from biomechanical and biologic perspective​​ using cadavers and animals​. His other interest is 2D/3D kinematic models of joints using computer-based virtual figure dra​wings​ and motion analysis​.
Gong, Hyun-Sik

Gong, Hyun-Sik | M.D.
Specialty : Hand and wrist surgery, Elbow surgery

hsgong@snu.ac.kr

 
Dr. Gong Hyun-sik is a hand surgeon and treats hand, wrist, and elbow diseases. In particular, he is interested in neuromuscular problems of the hand and upper extremity, including 1) peripheral nerve disease and tendon reconstruction after nerve or tendon injuries, and 2) upper extremity surgery for cerebral palsy and tetraplegia after cervical injuries. He is also an expert in trauma surgeries, mainly in wrist and elbow injuries. Common conditions that he treats are, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, tennis elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome, wrist and elbow fractures and dislocations, and congenital hand and foot anomalies.
Cho, Hwan-Seong

Cho, Hwan-Seong | M.D.




 
Dr. Cho and his colleagues have been working in the orthopaedic oncology field. He treats bone and soft tissue tumor including bone cancers, soft tissue sarcomas and benign bone and soft tissue tumors. He is also specialized in pelvic bone cancer, and bone cancer of children. He is a pioneer of the computer-assisted bone tumor surgery which is very helpful for joint and/or growth plate preservation in bone cancer surgery.
Park, Moon-Seok

Park, Moon-Seok | M.D.



 
An orthopedist, Park is noted for his excellent performance in research on and diagnosis of pediatric orthopedic diseases, cerebral palsy, and podiatric diseases (cerebral palsy and neuromuscular diseases affecting patients over a lifetime). In particular, he is world-renowned for surgical treatment in the following areas: cerebral palsy through gait analysis; hip joint dislocation; neurogenic podiatry.
Lee, Yong Seuk

Lee, Yong Seuk| M.D.
Specialty : Knee & Sports medicine

smcos1@hanmail.net

 
Associate Professor (MD, PhD)

Department of orthopedic surgery (Knee & Sports medicine)
Seoul National University College of Medicine, Bundang Hospital
e-mail) smcos1@hanmail.net, smcos1@snu.ac.kr
Tel) 031-787-7201
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Lee, Young-Kyun | M.D.


 
Professor Lee actively practices on patients with degenerative hip diseases, hip fracture and osteoporosis. He deals with approximately 300 cases of hip joint surgery annually and has approximately 10 clinical publications per year. He also specializes in hip joint arthroscopy with minimum incisions with regard to hip-joint sports injuries. In his osteoporosis clinic, he diagnoses geriatric patients and educates them on fracture prevention.
Lee, Kyung-Min

Lee, Kyung-Min | M.D.


 
Sung, Ki Hyuk

Sung, Ki-Hyuk  | M.D.



 
Park, Sang-Min

Park, Sang-Min| M.D.
Specialty : Degenerative spinal disease (Spinal stenosis, Disc herniation, minimally invasive spinal surgery), Spine tumor, Spine fracture, Osteoporosis, Sarcopenia


 
M.D.
Professor Park graduated from Chung-Ang University College of Medicine and had residency training in Chung-Ang University Hospital. He majored spinal surgery as a clinical fellow at Seoul National University Hospital. Prof. Park specializes in spinal surgery of degenerative spinal disease (minimally invasive technique), spine tumor and vertebral fracture.

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