Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (The Second Clinical Medical College of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangdong Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine) was
founded in 1933. It is one of the earliest Chinese medicine hospitals in modern history of China. It is known as the “The No. 1 of South China Medicine”. At present, the hospital has developed into a large polyclinic with five IIIA-Grade hospitals including Dade Road General Hospital, Ershadao Hospital, Fangcun Hospital (Guangzhou Charity Hospital), Zhuhai Hospital, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center Hospital and three outpatient clinics including Guangzhou Xiatang, Tianhe and Luo Chongwei clinics. The Guangdong Academy of Chinese Medicine and the Guangdong Provincial Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine also are settled at the hospital.
The number of outpatient clinics is growing steadily, and the annual number of outpatients ranks among the top in the country for 18 consecutive years. In 2014, the number of outpatients exceeded 7.51 million. The hospital has more than 3,000 beds and modern medical equipment with the value of nearly 1.2 billion yuan. It has become one of the hospitals with largest patient number, size and greatest strength in the country.
The hospital orients to the needs of patients and forms the core values of “Patient First, Sincere Care”. It insists the development philosophy of“ Chinese medicine at the cutting edge,keeping in pace with modern medicine with matched management competence, and providing patients with the best diagnosis and treatment solutions”, pursuing the highest level of traditional Chinese medicine treatment methods and the most cutting edge modern medical treatment methods, striving to achieve the perfect combination of the traditional and modern medicine. It provides the best diagnosis and treatment plans for patients and improves clinical curative effect constantly.
The establishment and development of Orthopedics Department of the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine has gone through 70 years. In the early days of the hospital's establishment in 1933, famous doctors of the South Guangdong Orthopedics including Zhulin He and Rong Cai had already been renown at home and abroad. In the 1980s, with the rapid advancement of modern science and technology, the Orthopedics Department of the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine kept growing and developing, and the famous orthopedic masters such as Xianzhang Huang, Jinfeng Deng, Dabo Yan, Jinwen Liu and a large number of middle aged and young professional backbones came to the fore. The orthopedics department, with the care and support of hospital leaders, have purchased a large number of first-class medical equipment, which has promoted the rapid development of general orthopedics. At present, the Orthopaedics Department of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine has opened four branches in Ersha Island, Fangcun, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center and Zhuhai.
The Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine was established in the prosperous Daede Road, Yuexiu District, with a spine specialty department (the first orthopedics department), a trauma specialty department (the second orthopedics department) and a joint specialty department (the third orthopedics department).
Minimally invasive treatment of sports injuries and minimally invasive knee replacement are the key development and research directions of the department.
The Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine employs international visiting professors.
According to the record of China’s Health And Family Planning Statistical Yearbook and survey result of national health service, it is conservatively estimated that there are at least 2 million new orthopedic patients in China each year. Although the demand is huge, compared with Germany, the United States and other countries with high level of orthopedic diagnosis and treatment in the top international rankings, China's orthopedic industry shows the following characteristics:
First of all, technical levels of different hospitals are uneven. In primary hospitals, patients with surgical needs often can not get good treatment. The siphon effect of large hospitals makes the resources of orthopedics experts concentrated in large Grade IIIA hospitals;
Second, the training system for specialists has not been established effectively. In the orthopedics department with a relatively high proportion of surgery, the problem of focusing too much on academic study and too less on clinic is still significant in the training of doctors;
Especially in terms of technology, although the development of orthopedics in our country has made great progress in the past 30 years, most of the technologies introduced from foreign countries. The lack of capacity for independent innovation exists. Many technical researches have just started and treatments has not yet been standardized. Especially in sports injuries, minimally invasive techniques, there is a big gap between China and other European countries like Germany.
The technical innovation of orthopedics has always been a shortcoming of the development of orthopedics in China. Compared with the finer neurosurgery, although orthopedics seems to be traumatic and have enough room for operation, most of the orthopedic surgeries aim to restore the patient's original motor function, and the surgeon needs to restore the damaged structure to its original appearance. In fact, it is also a very fine work.
Recently, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine employed Head of Spine Center Munich at Schön Klinik München Harlaching. Germamy and Director of FIFA Medical Center of Excellence, Michael Mayer, and Head of Department of Knee, Hip and Shoulder Surgery, Schön Klinik München Harlaching, Hermann Otto Mayr respectively as Visiting Professor of Spine and Sports Medicine. In the next six months to one year, the Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine will welcome international visiting professors to their hospitals for 1-2 week academic exchanges, including but not limited to academic lectures, case discussions, surgical guidance and operations. Therefore, the cooperation between Chinese and foreign experts in orthopedics is a measure to achieve mutual benefit.
At the opening ceremony of The 1st Sino-Euro International Orthopedics Summit 2018, leaders of the Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the director of the department awarded a visiting professor plaque to Professor Mayr, who gave a speech at the opening ceremony of sports medicine and joint session: “With the congress as the beginning of fruitful cooperation between China and Europe, in the future, Sino-Euro Orthopedics Science Society and trauma society will be founded, and the scientific exchange between China and Europe will be more fruitful. ”
Professor Michael Mayer could not participate in the plaque awarding ceremony due to busy work.
Information about international visiting professors：
Head of Spine Center Munich at Schön Klinik München Harlaching since 1998, Director of FIFA Medical Center of Excellence since 2007.
He has performed operations on many important persons, such as Gorbachev, Mubarak, etc.
His clinical research focuses on minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal surgery on athletes, footballers’ lower back pain, cervical disc replacement, computer-assisted surgery, spinal arthroplasty, etc. He has invented the famous Mini-ALIF technique.
·Founding Member of ISASS - The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery
·Founding President of German Spine Society
·Founding Member SAS and Congress Chairman SAS I Munich, 2001
·Member AO Technical Commission Spine, 2004 - 2014
·President EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe, 2006
·President German Spine Society, 2006
·Board Member AOSpine Europe, 2010-2014
·Head of Department of Knee, Hip and Shoulder Surgery, Schön Klinik München Harlaching
·President German Society of Joint Surgery and Arthroscopy (AGA), 2009 - 2011
·President German Knee Society (DKG), 2012 – 2015
·Board member German Knee Society (DKG) since 2012
·Chair ESSKA Sports Committee, 2014 – 2016
·Chair “European Sports Medicine Associates” (ESMA) ESSKA Section since 2016
Information about orthopedic experts of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine：
LIU Jun, male, Chief Surgeon
LIU Jun has medical a experience of 29 years, graduated from Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, he holds master degree, serving as deputy hospital president and academic leader. He is currently the deputy hospital president of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Vice Chairman of the China Association of Chinese Medicine, the sixth director of the Guangdong Traditional Chinese Medicine Association, the Chairman of the Spinal Diseases Committee of the Guangdong Provincial Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the master supervisor of Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine. He has been engaged in health care, teaching and research work for more than 20 years. The main research direction is the combination of traditional Chinese and Western medicine for the treatment of bone and joint degenerative diseases. He combines Chinese and Western medicine to improve the safety of perioperative period. In the treatment of degenerative diseases of bones and joints with integrated traditional Chinese and Western medicine, he treats cervical spondylosis and knee osteoarthritis mainly with the method of manipulative therapy as the research entry point. As a successor of the third group of old Chinese medicine experts in the country, he is a student of Prof. LUO Jinguan, who is the successor of the Luo Trauma School. Through his studies at the Endo-Klink Arthritis Center in Hamburg, Germany and the Medical College of Oxford University in the United Kingdom, he mastered the cutting-edge knowledge of modern medicine in these research fields, possessing surgical skills and theoretical basic knowledge for dealing with difficult diseases. He does researches in light manipulation for the elderly, the mechanism exploration and standardization of cervical spondylosis and knee osteoarthritis , which have greatly improved the safety and effectiveness of the technique through the overall application of local and acupoint adjustment techniques, and improved the safety of perioperative period in the combination of traditional Chinese and western medicine. He is the first in the country to carry out the "standardized and prospective study for the method of benefiting qi for activating blood circulation for prevention of postoperative deep vein thrombosis in elderly patients".
LIN Dingkun, Chief Surgeon, Director of Orthopedics Department of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Professor of Orthopedics, Guangdong University of Chinese Medicine, doctoral supervisor
Academic specialty leader, department director
With medical experience of 32 years, LIN Dingkun graduated from Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic diseases with Chinese medicine and Western medicine. His main research direction is the spine and senile joint diseases, using manipulative therapy, acupuncture and Chinese medicine to optimize the treatment of some spine and joint diseases, achieving immediate results. He advocates the integration of Chinese and Western medicine, and has visited medical institutions in Europe, the United States, Hong Kong and Taiwan. His advanced level of spine surgery and research on surgical strategies make him a pioneer of minimally invasive spine surgery in the hospital. He has performed thousands of operations on patient with severe spine or joint diseases. In recent years, he has been committed to perioperative research and has accumulated rich clinical experience in individualized treatment of severe diseases. His main research direction: the combination of Chinese and Western medicine for the treatment of spondylosis and senile osteoarthrosis.
He participates in or hosts 16 research projects and three provincial-level scientific research projects.
He has published more than 70 articles in national and provincial professional magazines and has five monographs.
He is currently the associate chairman of the Chinese Senior Spondylosis Joint Committee, member the Standing Committee of the Chinese Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and Standing Committee of Orthopedics Section of the Chinese Society of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Associate Secretary-General of the World Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, member of Standing Committee of Orthopedics Section of the Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine, member of the Standing Committee of the Perioperative Committee of the Chinese Association of Integrative Medicine, Chairman of the Orthopedics Section of the Guangdong Association of Integrative Medicine, Associate Chairman of the Orthopedics Section of the Guangdong Medical Association, Member of the Standing Committee of the Spine Surgery Section of the Guangdong Medical Association, Associate Chairman of the Orthopedics Section of the Guangdong Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, the leader of the National Key Laboratory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a successor of the national famous Chinese medicine experience and the head of the Guangdong Research Center for the Shi Trauma School .
CHEN Bolai, Deputy Department Director, Chief Surgeon, Professor, Master Supervisor
Deputy Director of General Orthopaedics Department of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Director of the Minimally Invasive Center of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chief Surgeon, Professor, Doctor of Medicine, Master Supervisor, Academic Successor of the National Famous Chinese Medicine Doctor Professor Ji Shi. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese Association of Geriatrics for the Treatment of the Elderly with Spine Disease, a member of the Minimally Invasive Surgery Group of the Chinese Medical Association Orthopedics Section, a member of the Minimally Invasive Group of the Spine and Spinal Cord Injury Committee of the Chinese Association of Rehabilitation Medicine, Associate Chairman of the Guangdong Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, member of the Standing Committee of the Guangdong Provincial Spine Surgery Committee, member of Standing Committee of the Spinal Diseases and Orthopedic Trauma Committees of the Guangdong Provincial Association of Chinese Medicine. He has been at the Peking University Third Hospital as student of Professor Gengding Dang and Professor Chao Wang for further study. As a visiting scholar, he has visited the hospital of Rostock University in Germany as visiting scholar, and visited many hospitals in the United States, South Korea and other countries for exchange and further study as well.
CAO Xuewei, MD, Chief Surgeon, Master Supervisor, Director of Joint Department
Awarded with the First Youth Position Expert of Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xuewei Cao is a member of the International Society of ISAKOS - International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine, visiting scholar of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Center of Pittsburgh University, visiting scholar of Hip, Knee Replacement and Revision Center of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Vice Chairman of the Sports Medicine Section of the China Association of Chinese Medicine, Chairman of the Sports Medicine Section of the Guangdong Association of Chinese Medicine, Vice Chairman of the Orthopedics Section of the Guangdong Association of Health Management, Vice Chairman of the Special Therapy Committee of Integrative Chinese and Western Medicine, and Member of the Standing Committee of the Joint Section of the Guangdong Medical Doctor Association, Member of the Standing Committee of the Sports Medicine Section of the Guangdong Medical Doctor Association, Member of the Standing Committee of the Joint Committee of the Guangdong Association of Integrative Medicine, Secretary of the Trauma Section of the Association of Integrative Medicine, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Treatment and Rehabilitation of Sports Injury, a member of editorial board of the Practical Teaching Material Orthopedic Trauma of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a special expert of the joint column of the Chinese Medical Association’s website Orthonline. He is also a academic successor of famous orthopedics schools such as Guoshi Orthopedics of Luoyang, Shishi Trauma of Shanghai and South China Orthopedic Trauma. He hosts a number of topic researches in osteoarthrosis.
YANG Weiyi, MD, Deputy Chief Surgeon
Deputy Director of Department of Bone and Joint Specialty, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine
He comes from a family of orthopedic traditional Chinese medicine, as a student of the old Chinese medicine experts Professor Xianzhang Huang, Professor Jinwen Liu and Professor Jun Liu. He has studied arthroscopy and joint replacement technology at the Sports Medicine Institute of the Third University, Peking University and the General Hospital of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. He has received the training of diagnosis and treatment techniques for joint diseases in China and abroad.
Director of the Joint Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies
Member of the Sports Medicine Committee of the Guangdong Provincial Association of Chinese Medicine
Member of the Upper Limbs Group of the Sixth Committee of the Sports Medicine Section of the Guangdong Medical Association
Secretary of the Rheumatology and Joint Rehabilitation Committee of the Guangdong Provincial Association of Chinese Medicine
Member of the Orthopedics Committee of Guangdong Association of Integrative Medicine
He specializes in diagnosis and treatment of various complicated joint diseases. He is especially good at minimally invasive arthroplasty techniques at hip, knee, shoulder and ankle, and revision surgery and arthroscopic techniques for arthritis and rheumatoid at femoral head fracture, hip, knee, shoulder and ankle, as well as various sports injuries such as knee ligament injury, meniscus injury, rotator cuff injury, shoulder dislocation and frozen shoulder.
Prof. CHEN Bolai (left) and Prof. Mayer (right)