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Kobe University Hospital

Kobe University Hospital is located in the west of Japan. The hospital has been designated an advanced treatment hospital by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and is therefore equipped to provide patients with advanced treatments, technologies, and assessments. The hospital consists of 38 departments to ensure appropriate, high-quality medical treatments for football players in all specialties. The multidisciplinary approach is available in this hospital.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is a leading department in terms of both clinical and research outputs. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has been practicing sports medicine for nearly 50 years. This hospital provides advanced treatments and care to all professional and amateur athletes and football players with surgical and non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation programmes.

  • National university corporation hospital
  • 934 beds, 809 specialists, 16 physical therapists, 4 occupational therapists, 3 speech-language-hearing therapists.
  • 17 surgery rooms. Average number of surgical interventions approximately 700/per month
  • http://www.hosp.kobe-u.ac.jp/

Hyogo Rehabilitation Center Hospital

Hyogo Rehabilitation Center Hospital is located to the west of Kobe city and is one of the top Japanese hospitals specialising in rehabilitation. Although the hospital accepts all orthopaedic patients, disabled patients are also prioritised. The hospital includes a gymnasium, which is used for sports training for healthy athletes as well as persons with disabilities. The hospital also has substantial space for rehabilitation activities, and therefore allows it to support any type of rehabilitation programme, including the athletic training phase for back to the field.

  • Prefectural general hospital
  • One of the main institutions of the general rehabilitation center which consist of 9 institutions.
  • 330 beds, 610 associates, 60 doctors, 35 physical therapists, 28 occupational therapists, 16 speech-language-hearing therapists.
  • 13 clinical departments
  • http://www.hwc.or.jp/hospital/

Meiwa Hospital

Meiwa Hospital is in Nishinomiya city, located to the east of Kobe city. Nishinomiya city is also near Osaka city, the second largest city in Japan and services the east of Hyogo prefecture and parts of Osaka. The hospital is a large general hospital equipped to treat all types of patients. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has been actively treating patients with sports-related injuries surgically and non-surgically for years. In 2011, the hospital set up new athletic training rooms equipped with a variety of the latest equipment for athletes. Physical therapists and athletic trainers support patients in the acute injury to post-injury and surgery rehabilitation phases.

  • Private general hospital
  • 375 beds, 610 associates, 77 doctors, 11 physical therapists and 2 athletic trainers.
  • 28 sub-special outpatient clinics
  • http://meiwa-hospital.com/top

Fact sheet

Kobe

Accredited FMCE since December 2014

All aspects of musculoskeletal and cardiac disorders, including sports medicine, trauma and rehabilitation.

Administration

Kobe

Name
Prof. Ryosuke Kuroda, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE,
Kobe University Hospital

Email
kurodar@med.kobe-u.ac.jp

Phone number:
+81 78 382 5985

Mobile number

Postal address
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Hospital, 7-5-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, 650-0017 Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Name
Dr Tetsuhiro Iguchi, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE,
Hyogo Rehabilitation Center Hospital

 

Email
t_iguchi@hwc.or.jp

Phone number:
+81 78 927 2727

Mobile number

Postal address
Hyogo Prefectural Rehabilitation Centre Hospital, 1070 Akebono-cho, Nishi-Ku, 651-2181 Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Name
Dr Motoi Yamaguchi, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE,
Meiwa Hospital

Email
motoi@meiwa-hospital.com

Phone number:
+81 798 47 1767

Mobile number

Postal address
Meiwa Hospital, 4-31 Kaminaruo-cho, 663-81816 Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan

Name
Prof. Takehiko Matsushita

Title
First contact person of the FMCE

Email
matsushi@med.kobe-u.ac.jp

Phone number:
+81 78 382 5985

Mobile number
+81 80 6143 0514

Postal address
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Hospital, 7-5-2 Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, 650-0017 Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

Nagai K, Hoshino Y, Nishizawa Y, Araki D, Matsushita T, Matsumoto T, Takayama K, Nagamune K, Kurosaka M, Kuroda R. Quantitative comparison of the pivot shift test results before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction by using the three-dimensional electromagnetic measurement system. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015;23(10):2876-81.

Matsushita T, Kuroda R, Nishizawa Y, Araki D, Hoshino Y, Nagai K, Matsumoto T, Kurosaka M. Clinical outcomes and biomechanical analysis of posterolateral bundle augmentation in patients with partial anterior cruciate ligament tears.Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Jul 11. Epub

Nakano N, Matsumoto T, Takayama K, Matsushita T, Araki D, Uefuji A, Nagai K, Zhang S, Inokuchi T, Nishida K, Kuroda R, Kurosaka M. Age-dependent healing potential of anterior cruciate ligament remnant-derived cells. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(3):700-8.

Araki D, Kuroda R, Matsumoto T, Nagamune K, Matsushita T, Hoshino Y, Oka S, Nishizawa Y, Kurosaka M. Three-dimensional analysis of bone tunnel changes after anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using multidetector-row computed tomography. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(9):2234-41.

Uefuji A, Matsumoto T, Matsushita T, Ueha T, Zhang S, Kurosaka M, Kuroda R.Age-Related Differences in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Remnant Vascular-Derived Cells. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(6):1478-86.

Araki D, Kuroda R, Matsushita T, Matsumoto T, Kubo S, Nagamune K, Kurosaka M. Biomechanical analysis of the knee with partial anterior cruciate ligament disruption: quantitative evaluation using an electromagnetic measurement system. Arthroscopy. 2013;29(6):1053-62.

Sasaki K, Matsumoto T, Matsushita T, Kubo S, Ishida K, Tei K, Akisue T, Kurosaka M, Kuroda R. Osteochondral autograft transplantation for juvenile osteochondritis dissecans of the knee: a series of twelve cases. Int Orthop. 2012;36(11):2243-8.

Araki D, Kuroda R, Matsumoto T, Nagamune K, Matsushita T, Kubo S, Oniki Y, Kurosaka M. An analysis of surface profile for cylindrical osteochondral grafts of the knee quantitative evaluation using a three-dimensional laser scanner. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013;21(8):1794-800.

Matsumoto T, Kubo S, Sasaki K, Kawakami Y, Oka S, Sasaki H, Takayama K, Tei K, Matsushita T, Mifune Y, Kurosaka M, Kuroda R. Acceleration of tendon-bone healing of anterior cruciate ligament graft using autologous ruptured tissue. Am J Sports Med. 2012;40(6):1296-302.

Kuroda R, Hoshino Y, Kubo S, Araki D, Oka S, Nagamune K, Kurosaka M. Similarities and differences of diagnostic manual tests for anterior cruciate ligament insufficiency: a global survey and kinematics assessment. Am J Sports Med. 2012;40(1):91-9.

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