The orthopedics, or orthopedic surgery, is a historical branch in surgery. Thanks for the remarkable advancement on surgical techniques, instruments, anesthetic care, and biological as well as medical engineering in recent decades, there is a brand new presentation on this field. This brings rapid expansion of patient number and also related research and knowledge. Consequently, establishing an independently running department of orthopedics, which works separately from but in close conjunction with the surgical department, is a trend among global medical centers.
The department isolated from the department of surgery in 1987 to function as an unit.
This department presently has 19 full-time staffs, 36 residents, 4 administer personnel, plus nursing staffs and administer assistants assigned by the department of nursery. These together make a medical team to provide our patients related services.
As a department in the university hospital of National Taiwan University, we also commit the missions of research and education in both basic and clinical medicine.