Since its inception in 1950s, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tongji Medical University is committed to delivering the highest quality of diagnostic and therapeutic patient care to both adults and children for a diverse spectrum of orthopaedic disorders.

The first case of intramedullary nail fixation for the treatment of long bone fracture and the first case of joint replacement were performed in 1950. After that, a lot of difficult operations were done routinely such as limb replantation (1960s), microsurgery on neurovascular injury (in 1970s), scoliosis orthomorphia (in 1980s), and lumbar kyphosis osteotomy (in 1990s).

Nowadays, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Huazhong University of Science and Technology will expand to 5 specialized wards, such as Spinal Surgical Center, Joints Surgical Center, Bone Tumor Ward, Traumatic Orthopaedic Ward, and Orthopaedic Microsurgery Ward. Over the years, the Department has also built a reputation for quality orthopaedic surgery. More than 30 orthopaedic surgeons can provide services for long bone and joints fracture, complex upper cervical vertebrae fracture, spinal cord injury, hip and knee arthroplasty, spine scoliosis, orthopaedic trauma, hand and upper extremity surgery, sports medicine, foot and ankle, orthopaedic oncology. The othopaedic operation rooms are equipped with the newest and high-tech surgical navigator system, arthroscope, micro-endoscopy, C-arm X-ray machine, and intra-operative CT/MRI machines. Approximately 3,000 major orthopaedic procedures are performed here each year.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is also the primary teaching center for the under-graduate education and research center for the graduate medical education at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Until now, it receives tens grants from the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), one grant from the Natural Science Support Program and one grant from the National Basic Research Program of China (973). With these funds, the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory was established in 1980 and there are 130 students of master degree and 77 Ph.D candidates graduate from 1980s. The Orthopaedic Department also has routine training program to accept junior and senior doctors from other hospital for academic and surgical skills training.

Prof. Feng LI is the current the professor and chairman of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Under the supervision of Prof. Li, the Orthopaedic Department continues to grow while fulfilling their mission of providing excellence in patient care, teaching, and research as they will confidently move forward into next decades.

Welcome to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Tongji Hospital at Huazhong University of Science and Technology!

The Dean of the department is Feng Li.