St. Luke’s International Hospital

St. Luke’s International Hospital

Orthopedic Department


We conduct arthroscopic surgery (knees, shoulders, elbows and ankles) for athletic injuries and degenerative disease treatments.

Endoscopic surgery is conducted for spinal operations. We have made achievements in prosthetic replacement arthroplasty for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. For severe injuries, we respond effectively and promptly by working closely with the Emergency Medical Care Center and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery department.

We also have a Rehabilitation Center in our hospital and by holding conferences with them, we aim for our patients to make an early transition back into society.

Diseases and Expertise


  • Degenerative Diseases: Osteoarthritis (knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, elbows, fingers), Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Arthritis: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Pseudogout, Septic Arthritis
  • Injuries: Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Medial Collateral Ligament, Knee
  • Meniscus Injury, Articular Cartilage Injury, Dislocation, Recurrent Dislocation of the Shoulder Joint


  • Degenerative Disease: Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis, Spinal Disc Herniation, Spondylolisthesis, Cervical Spondylosis (Myelopathy, Radiculopathy)


  • Peripheral Neuropathy: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Injuries: Fractures, Dislocations, Strains, Tendon Lesions
  • Metabolic Bone Disease: Osteoporosis, Osteomalacia, Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • (Percutaneous Vertebroplasty for compression fractures is conducted at the Radiology department)


  • Outpatient Examinations: X-ray Examinations, CT, MRI, Bone Density
  • Outpatient Treatments: Block Injections (Sacrum), Intra-articular Injection (Shoulders, Knee Joints)


FY 2012

Out Patients

Total 40,429 persons
Daily average 165.7 persons
First Visit 3,519 people

Hospital Admission

Total 14,262 persons
Daily Average 39.1 persons
Average Length of Stay 14.7 days

Number of Operations (FY 2012, Total:848 Cases)

Operative Procedure Number of Cases Details

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

279 Clavicle, Acromioclavicular joint, Shoulder joint:24
Humerus, Forearm, Wrist, Maniphalanx:25(External Skeletal Fixation:0)
Pelvis:1(External Skeletal Fixation:0)
Femoral Neck/Trochanter:36/35
(Head Prosthesis:27、pinning:9、CHS:1、Υnail:34)
Femur, Knee Joints:24
Lower Leg Bone, Ankle Joints, Toes:42
Removal of 149  
Non union・Malunion 6  
Arthroscopic Surgery 162 Knees:76(Meniscus:20 ACL Reconstruction:32 Other Ligament Reconstruction:9)
Shoulder:71(Rotator Cuff Repairment:35 Bankart Repairment:25(+Bristow:6)
Elbow:5 Feet:9 Thigh:1
Replacement Arthoplasty 117 Hip Joint:46(Re: 3)
Knee Joint : 53(Re: 0)UKA:16、Feet:1、Shoulder:1
Spinal Operation 76 Cervical Laminoplasty:9
Lumbar Laminectomy:16
Spinal Fusion:4
Herniectomy(Love Method):6
MED(Endoscopic Surgery):38
(Herniectomy:15、Spinal Canal Expansion:23)
Tumors 14 Benign Soft Tissue:9
Benign Bone:2
Bone Biopsy:3
Tendon Surgery 14 Achilles’ Tendon Repairment:12
Finger tendon:2
Peripheral Nerve Surgery 13 Carpal Tunnel:11
Cubital Tunnel:2
Foot Surgery 29 Hallux Valgus:7
Mallet Toe:5