Orthopaedics

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Department of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine provides medical care for athletes' "sports injuries" such as sprains, fractures, ligament injuries, cartilage injuries, or muscle injuries, and "sports disorders" such as tendinopathy or fatigue fractures due to overuse. For injuries that require surgery, surgical treatment and subsequent medical and athletic rehabilitation will be promptly performed for safe return to sports.

As the lifelong sports population is expanding year by year in Japan, the number of general sports enthusiasts is also increasing. If sports enthusiasts who is suffering for osteoarthritis, joint preservation surgeries such as around knee osteotomy, meniscal repair or regenerative surgery for articular cartilage injury are available in this center. In addition, a cell therapy such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment, is also provided. Therefore please feel free to contact us.

For rehabilitation, this center also conducts not only medical but also athletic rehabilitation based on the actual sports characteristics using the latest medical equipment and abundant facilities. Our Center has the largest rehabilitation room in the western part of Japan, and the Sports Rehabilitation Room, equipped with the latest training devices, has been opened in the Sports Medicine Center. So, the patients who received rehabilitation in our center, athletic training are also available until recovery. Our hospital is historically renowned for treating patients with spinal cord injuries and para-athletes. Please feel free to contact us as well.

Staff Introduction

Daisuke Araki, director of the sports medicine center

Director, Sports Medicine Center

Daisuke Araki M.D., Ph.D.

Education
2003Akita University School of Medicine
2011Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical practice
2003Kobe University Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery resident
2010Kobe University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
2012University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, USA), Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2014Kobe University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2021Hyogo Rehabilitation Center Hospital, Sports Medicine Center
Kobe University Hospital, Part-time lecturer
Certification
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Board Certified Sports Doctor, Japanese Orthopaedic Association
JSPO Sports Doctor, Japan Sport Association
Board Certified Arthroscopic Technology, Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS)
Facilitator Knee Forum
Councilor, Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS)
Representative, Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine
Staff (Medicine and Science), Japan Olympic Committee
Member, Medical Unit, Japan Volleyball Association
Member, Medical Committee, Japan Volleyball League Organization (V. LEAGUE)
Member, Anterior Cruciate Ligament Study Group (ACLSG)
FIVB (Fédération internationale de volley-ball) Medical Commission
Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies
Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA)
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports (ISAKOS)
Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS)
Central Japan Association of Orthopaedics Surgery and Traumatology
Japanese Society for Clinical Biomechanics
Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine (JSCM)
European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
Japanese Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (JOSSM)
Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (JARM)
Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS)
Kansai Arthroscopy and Knee Society
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Study Group (ACLSG)
Team Medical Support
Japanese National Volleyball Team
Hisamitsu Springs (V.LEAGUE, Div. 1)
Panasonic Panthers (V.LEAGUE, Div. 1)
Kobelco Steelers (Japan Rugby Top League, Div. 1)
Dr. Mitsunori Toda

Chief doctor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Mitsunori TodaM.D., Ph.D.

Education
2005Kobe University School of Medicine
2014Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical practice
2005Kobe City Medical Center General Hospital
2007Kobe University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2012Kobe University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
2013Hyogo Rehabilitation Center Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Board Certified Rehabilitation Specialist, Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine
Para-Sports Doctor, Japanese Para-Sports Association
Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA)
Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (JARM)
Japanese Medical Society of Spinal Cord Lesion
Japanese Society of Prosthetics and Orthotics (JSPO)
International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO)
Dr. Masahiko Haneda

Chief doctor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Masahiko HanedaM.D., Ph.D.

Education
2008Hirosaki University School of Medicine
2018Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical practice
2012Kobe University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2014Kobe University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
2018Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
2020Hyogo Rehabilitation Center Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Board Certified Osteoporosis Specialist, Japan Osteoporosis Society
Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Japan Osteoporosis Society
Japanese Hip Society
Japanese Society for Replacement Arthroplasty
Japanese Society of Rehabilitation Medicine (JARM)
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)
Award Certificate
AOSSM Cabaud Memorial Award Certificate
Dr. Takahiro Yamashita

Chief doctor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Takahiro YamashitaM.D., Ph.D.

Education
2011 Nara Medical University School of Medicine
2021 Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical practice
2011 Konan Hospital
2013 Kobe University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2018 Kobe University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
2021 Hyogo Rehabilitation Center Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Board Certified Sports Doctor, Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Japanese Society for Surgery of the Foot (JSSF)
Central Japan Association of Orthopaedics Surgery and Traumatology
Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS)
Japanese Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (JOSSM)
Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine (JCSM)
Japanese Society for Replacement Arthroplasty
Kansai Arthroscopy and Knee Society
Team Medical Support
Hisamitsu Springs (V.LEAGUE, Div. 1)
Dr. Shohei Sano

Chief doctor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Shohei SanoM.D.

Education
2015Kansai Medical University School of Medicine
Clinical practice
2015Hyogo Prefectural Amagasaki General Medical Center
2017Kobe University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2017Rokko Island Konan Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2018Hyogo Prefectural Nishinomiya Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2019Kakogawa Central City Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2020Saiseikai Hyogoken Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2021Hyogo Rehabilitation Center Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Central Japan Association of Orthopaedics Surgery and Traumatology
Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS)
Japanese Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (JOSSM)
Japanese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine (JARM)
Japan Osteoporosis Society
Team Medical Support
Panasonic Panthers (V.LEAGUE, Div. 1)
Dr. Takuma Hayashi

Medical staff, Orthopaedic Surgery

Takuma HayashiM.D.

Education
2018Asahikawa Medical University School of Medicine
Clinical practice
2018Kobe Rosai Hospital
2020Kobe University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kobe University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
2021Hyogo Rehabilitation Center Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies
Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Chubu-Japan Society of Plastic Surgery and Disaster Surgery
Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research
Dr. Kiminari Kataoka

Visiting doctor, Sports Medicine Center

Kiminari KataokaM.D.

Doctor, Kobe University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Education
2013Saga University School of Medicine
Clinical practice
2013Kobe University Hospital
2015Kobe University Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Kobe University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
2020Kobe University Hospital, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Japanese Society for Surgery of the Foot (JSSF)
Central Japan Association of Orthopaedics Surgery and Traumatology
Japanese Society for Clinical Biomechanics
Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine (JCSM)
Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS)
Japanese Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (JOSSM)
Japanese Society for Replacement Arthroplasty
Kansai Arthroscopy and Knee Society
Dr. Tatsuo Kato

Visiting doctor, Sports Medicine Center

Tatsuo KatoM.D.

Doctor, Kobe University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Education
2013Gifu University School of Medicine
Clinical practice
2013Matsunami General Hospital
2015Matsunami General Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2016Hyogo Prefectural Kakogawa Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2017Kobe University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Kobe University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
2017Konan Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2018Hyogo Prefectural Kobe Children's Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2019National Hospital Organization Kobe Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2020Steel Memorial Hirohata Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2021Kobe University Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS)
Japanese Society for Replacement Arthroplasty
Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research
Team Medical Support
Panasonic Panthers (V.LEAGUE, Div. 1)

Sports Internal Medicine

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Department of Sports Internal Medicine provides medical treatments for various internal physical problems caused by sports. Specifically, many athletes are potentially known to suffer from sports anemia, exercise-induced asthma, over-training syndrome, secondary amenorrhea or osteoporosis due to low energy availability. If athletes have following symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, palpitations, and easy fatigability during exercise, poor performance, or sluggish record, the above diseases may be hidden.

The Sports Internal Medicine clinic will improve the physical condition and sports performance for athletes, para-athletes or general sports enthusiasts. We are able to treat various generations, levels, and sports. Therefore, please feel free to contact us.
In addition, we will focus on educational activities to prevent above diseases or injuries, so we are welcome to receive consultations not only from players, but also from coaches or parents.

Staff Introduction

Dr. Tomoyuki Honjo

Visiting doctor, Sports Medicine Center

Tomoyuki HonjoM.D., Ph.D.

Education
2000 Kobe University School of Medicine
2007 Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Clinical practice
2000 Kobe University Hospital, Internal Medicine Resident
2001 Miki City Hospital (Kitaharima Medical Center)
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine
2007 Miki City Hospital (Kitaharima Medical Center)
Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Medicine
2008 Kobe University Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
2009 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles, USA), Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
2013 Kobe University Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine.
2015 Shinko Memorial Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
2021 Honjo Clinic
Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies
Board Certified Member, Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Fellow, Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Certified Cardiovascular Specialist, Japanese Circulation Society
Sports Health Physician, Japan Medical Association
JSPO Sports Doctor, Japan Sport Association
The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
The Japanese Society of Cardiology
The Japanese Society of Hypertension
The Japanese Society for Cardiac Rehabilitation
The Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine

Sports Gynecologyスポーツ婦人科

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Physiotherapy

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Department of Physiotherapy in Sports Medicine Center provides medical and athletic rehabilitation for in-hospital and out-patient athletes, who are prescribed by Sports Orthopaedic Surgeons or Sport Internal Medicine physicians. In case patients receive surgical treatment at our center, we will check the patients’ preoperative condition immediately after hospitalization and perform active rehabilitation from the early postoperative period. Since the Sports Rehabilitation Room, equipped with the latest training devices, has been opened in the physiotherapy room, patients are able to perform active training, including full-body exercise except for the affected lesions. After discharge from the hospital, patients can continue to receive medical and athletic rehabilitation through outpatient clinic.

Department of Physiotherapy in Sports Medicine Center provides medical and athletic rehabilitation for in-hospital and out-patient athletes, who are prescribed by Sports Orthopaedic Surgeons or Sport Internal Medicine physicians. In case patients receive surgical treatment at our center, we will check the patients’ preoperative condition immediately after hospitalization and perform active rehabilitation from the early postoperative period. Since the Sports Rehabilitation Room, equipped with the latest training devices, has been opened in the physiotherapy room, patients are able to perform active training, including full-body exercise except for the affected lesions. After discharge from the hospital, patients can continue to receive medical and athletic rehabilitation through outpatient clinic.

The aim of athletic rehabilitation is to safe return to competition and to prevent recurrent injuries. Physiotherapists analyze patients’ motion behavior or injury factors according to individual sports, characteristics of athletes, position and desired timing to return to sport. And then, they provide the individualized rehabilitation protocol. In our center, the sports physiotherapist will support patients until return to competitive level of sports.