The Department of Orthopedic Trauma of NanfangHospital is a unit for national key disciplines that integrates medical treatment, teaching and scientific research. It is one of the first sites approved in terms of national key clinical specialty, and is a key discipline site in the universities of Guangdong Province. Also, our department is a research center for trauma treatment in Guangdong Province, a key laboratory of bone and cartilage regeneration, and offers postdoctoral research programs. Our department is rich in medical resources with bone and joint surgery, shoulder and elbow surgery, foot and ankle surgery, sports injury, pediatric orthopedics, hand surgery and other subspecialties, and has a gait analysis room, function recovery room, orthopedic brace room, EMG (Electromyography) room, etc.
Our department is distinctively featured in medical technologies, and has accumulated a rich experience in the treatment of acute, critical and severe cases of limb trauma. We have formed technical expertise in the treatment of joint injuries of limbs and their complications, and have significant technical advantages in surgical orthopedics of severe physical trauma or developmental malformations and treatment of intractable chronic osteomyelitis(infected bone defects), treatment of severe bone and joint injuries, treatment of complex pelvic acetabularfractures, microscopic reconstruction and repair of limb damage, minimally invasive techniques of limb fractures, integrated treatment of fractures in the elderly, treatment of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injury, treatment of limb injury resulting from sports, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to shoulder and elbow, foot and ankle, and pediatric orthopedics. In some technologies, we are taking the lead globally or are at an advanced level, and have some influence at home and abroad.
Our department has significant technical strength, with several persons acting as chairmen, vice-chairmen or taking other academic positions in academic organizations of Guangdong Province, China or in international academic organizations. With a reasonable personnel structure and strong scientific research strength, we have taken or are taking charge of more than 30 fund projects, including those of the 863 Program and the 973 Program. So far, we have received more than 30 achievement awards, including asecond prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, and 3 first prizes of the Military Science and Technology Achievement Award. We have established a long-term relationship of academic exchanges and scientific research cooperation with institutions in the United States, Britain, Italy, Switzerland, Hong Kong and other countries or regions. Facing the new century, we are aiming at the international forefront of development, closely tracking the latest international developments, and making efforts to develop innovative technologies. We will make new breakthroughs in microscopic, minimally invasive and navigation technologies, and constantly improve the level of treatment for physical trauma, to benefit patients with disabilities and to provide healthcare services for human beings.