Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University—Xian, China

Address:
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
127 West Changle Road 
Xi'an, 710032 
China

Contact: 
Tel: 86-29-84775275 
Fax: 86-29-84775275 
Email
Website

Spine Center Director:
Zhuojing Luo

Team member:
Zhe Wang 
Zhengxue Ye 
Xueyu Hu 
Jinghui Huang 
Wei Liang 
Ming Yan 
Tang Din
Mo Li


Center description

The Xijing Hospital is one of the best-known medical services in China, ranking the 5th in the National Best Hospitals of the Year for the past 6 consecutive years.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery was established in 1955, with 250 beds and 98 surgeons. It is the biggest and most influential orthopaedic center in the west of China, including 7 divisions of spine, trauma, tumor, joint, paediatrics, hand surgery and sports medicine.

The spine center has 26 surgeons and 75 beds, performing over 2,500 surgeries every year. Since being approved as the AO Spine Spine Center in 2006, we have trained 30 fellows from China and abroad, and received satisfactory feedback.

The research center of our department focuses its researches on gene therapy, tissue engineering, 3D printing implants, digital technology, neural regeneration, osteoporosis, and stem cell therapy, and made remarkable achievements. Our multicenter randomized, controlled clinical trials are also at the leading position of the country.

Most frequent pathologies  

Degeneration (cervical and lumbar), deformity (scoliosis), injury (spine and spinal cord), infection (TB)

Most frequent surgical procedures

ACDF, ACCF, laminoplasty, MIS-TLIF, endoscopic spine surgery

Number of cases
Number of cases per year: 
Number of instrumented cases per year:  

 

• Cervical deformity 
Adult cervical reconstruction 
Ankylosing spondylitis osteotomy 
Basilar invagination reconstruction 
Paediatric cervical reconstruction

• Cervical trauma 
Cervical stabilisation 

• Cervical tumor 
Cervical tumor surgery 
Craniocervical tumor surgery 
Intraspinal tumor surgery

• Chronic pain 
Intrathecal pump placement

• Degenerative cervical spine 
Anterior foraminotomy 
Cervical stabilisation 
Laminoplasty 
Posterior foraminotomy  
Total disc replacement 

• Degenerative lumbar spine 
ALIF 
Endoscopic disc surgery 
Microsurgical disc surgery 
Microsurgical spinal stenosis  
Open stabilisation 
Percutaneous stabilisation
PLIF 
TLIF

• Dysraphic conditions 
Diastematomyelia surgery 
Filum terminal sectioning 

• Osteoporotic spine 
Kyphoplasty 
Vertebroplasty 

• Rheumatoid cervical spine 
Ankylosing spondylitis osteotomy 
C1/C2 stabilisation 
Craniocervical stabilisation 

• Sacral tumor 
Sacrectomy

• Special procedures 
Anterior cervical foraminotomy 
Cervical laminoplasty 
Cervical pedicle screw procedures  
Closing wedge osteotomies for ankylosing spondylitis  
Congenital deformities 
En-bloc spondylectomies 
High grade spondylolisthesis / spondyloptosis 
Navigation procedures (CT-based, Fluoro-, ISO-C)
Neuromonitoring  
Sacroiliac joint fusion 

• Spinal cord injury 
Intrathecal pump placement 

• Thoracic & lumbar trauma 
Anterior thoracic and lumbar reconstruction
Paediatric spine trauma  
Thoracic & lumbar stabilisation 

• Thoracic & lumbar tumor 
Anterior thoracic and lumbar reconstruction 
En-bloc spondylectomy 
Intraspinal tumor surgery  
Kyphoplasty
Thoracic & lumbar stabilisation  
Vertebroplasty 

• Thoracolumbar deformity 
Ankylosing spondylits osteotomies
Congenital deformities 
Kyphotic deformities
Scoliotic deformities 
Spondylolisthesis 
Spondyloptosis 


3,500
2,800 




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approx. 30 per half year 
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Types of fellowships

  • National fellowship
  • Regional and international fellowship
  • Short-term fellowships (2 weeks to 6 months)
  • Long-term fellowships (6 to 12 months)
  • Fellow can scrub-in and assist scrubbed in
Average number of surgeries per week in the OR for the fellow: 25
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